PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A wreath doesn’t have to be round. A square or rectangle is easy to make and you can even use an old picture frame as a wreath form.

For the greens, boughs from the bottom of a Christmas tree are a good start, then gather extra evergreens from your yard. Make a classic wreath using greens from just one kind of tree, or use a mix of long and short-needled conifers and even large and small-leafed hollies. Lay larger boughs on the frame first and staple or wire them in place as you go – a paddle of green floral wire is handy. Then add smaller greens, pinecones, or clusters of berries on top.

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A rectangular wreath gives your door a different look, and makes it easier to look out the door too, because you can create a custom-sized wreath to fit your window exactly – instead of peering through a blocked view like a round wreath often makes you do.

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For step-by-step instructions for making a rectangular wreath, click on the link:

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Reported By Phran Novelli, KYW Newsradio