How to wire fruit for wreaths and flower arrangements

fruit arrangement
 
My flower arranging students often ask me how to add color and interest to winter arrangements. The flower market is often a struggle during these winter months if you live in a Northern climate and want to avoid shipping in big boxes of flowers from the Southern Hemisphere. One of my favorite ingredients for winter arrangements is fruit! Particularly around Christmas time. Growing up, my mom would always make Williamsburg stye wreaths, adding in apples, pears, lemons, and oranges to our Christmas wreaths. I love it! It’s really simple to add in fruit, and you don’t need access to an orange tree to do it! So today in our Frolic! Flower School series, we will learn how to wire fruit!
 
fruit wreath
 
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