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Chili Pepper Wreaths and Other Chili Pepper Décor
CHILI PEPPER WREATHS - UNIQUE AND GORGEOUS
When we hear wreath, our mind usually jumps to Christmas. We think of the green wreath with some red ribbon. In reality, wreaths have become so much more. Wreaths are created for every holiday and special occasion. There are Halloween wreaths, Thanksgiving wreaths, Valentine Day wreaths, New Baby wreath, Solstice wreaths and, of course, Christmas wreaths. The list goes on and on. Within each holiday and special occasion, you can find all shapes, colors, materials and decorations. When you undertake any wreath project, you are limited only by your own imagination.
One of the more unusual wreaths is the Chili Pepper Wreath. Red chili peppers are commonly used in cooking in New Mexico and other southwest states. The peppers are a beautiful red color and very hot to the taste. It's no wonder that a creative eye transitioned the chili pepper to decorate a Christmas Wreath. There are also numerous items of décor patterned after the red chili pepper. Chili Pepper Wreaths can be purchased (artificial or live) but are also easily made.
PERFECT FOR ANY HOLIDAY - MAKE ONE FOR CHRISTMAS - VALENTINE'S DAY - OR JUST BECAUSE
Let this beautiful wreath with its red chili peppers grace your door on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day - any day!!
CAUTION - DANGER - DANGER
Before we start, a word of caution is necessary. It is very important that you keep your hands away from your eyes and face (and other body parts) after handling the chili peppers. Be sure you thoroughly wash your hands. These peppers are hot - to your tongue and to your skin!
LET'S MAKE A CHILI PEPPER WREATH
You will need:
A straw wreath frame
Dried chili peppers
For wreath makers outside of New Mexico (and other regions that grow chili peppers), you can purchase the red chili peppers at stores with an international foods department or some areas have roadside stands.
Okay, are we ready?
l) Cut the florist wire in a length to fit around the circumference of the wreath
2) Pierce a chili at the stem about Â¼" down from the stem cap, run the wire
through the chili and twist the wire around the chili
3) Pierce the next chili and slide it next to the first chili pepper
4) Repeat the process until the wire is gone
5) Using florist pins attach the string of chili peppers to the outside of the wreath frame
6) Make another string of peppers to overlap the first string. The second string should be pinned to the middle of the wreath frame
7) Make the third string of peppers a little smaller than the first two strings. Pin the final string on the inside of the wreath frame
8) You can use the florist wire to make a loop and hang your Chili Pepper Wreath
Now, repeat the process and create more Chili Pepper Wreaths for friends and family.
AGAIN, WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY AFTER HANDLING THE CHILI PEPPERS. These peppers really do burn the skin.
CHILI PEPPER WREATHS, LIGHTS AND A RISTRA
A WREATH READY TO HANG
LEARN MORE ABOUT CHILI PEPPER WREATHS - Wreaths are easy to make - learn more!
You can make a chili pepper wreath or you can buy one, but don't miss out on this beautiful and interesting wreath.
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LEARN TO MAKE A WREATH
ENJOY YOUR CHILI PEPPER WREATH DURING THE HOLIDAYS AND EVERY DAY
WHETHER YOU MAKE IT OR BUY IT, A CHILI PEPPER WREATH WILL BRIGHTEN YOUR HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS AND ALL YEAR LONG
Have you ever made a Chili Pepper Wreath? They really are gorgeous. When I lived in Albuquerue, New Mexico, chili pepper décor was very popular year round but especially during the holidays.
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