Join the Downeast Lakes Land Trust and learn how to make balsam fir wreaths. Wreath making requires only convenient, locally available materials and a little bit of time. Balsam fir is an easy material with which to work. The ends of a balsam branch are called the tip and range from 12 inches to 20 inches long. The tips are broken into two or three pieces and wired together onto the wreath. Balsam fir tips are a renewable resource, because the fir tree regrows the tips within a couple of years.
Participants should bring wire cutters with them. Attendees will make not only a wreath for themselves, but also wreaths to decorate the veterans’ graves in the town cemetery.
Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided.