Happy week of Christmas!
In my current DIY mood and in need for holiday decor, I made some wreaths. It was a first for me but something I have been meaning to do year after year. I cannot get enough of wreaths. I love them in windows, hanging over mirrors, on neighbors’ doors. I stop as I walk down the street to stare at a good wreath. There is just something so stunning about a wreath.
The wreaths I made are in the evergreen category. Since being engaged, I’ve been overwhelmingly drawn to the beauty and longevity of evergreen. What a perfectly descriptive word for and an appropriate symbol of true love. This made the creation of the wreaths so much more special and the decorating of our home so much more meaningful.
Now for wreaths in three simple steps! (plus or minus some iterations of step 2…)
Step 1: gather the supplies.
Your local flower market or even the Christmas tree lot down the street are the perfect places to pick up a variety of evergreen branches. I also snatched some holly, baby’s breath, and eucalyptus for color and texture.
You’ll also need some floral wire and a frame for the wreath. I chose these simple wire circles in two different sizes, but you could get adventurous and create your own frame out of grape vine to make this a complete DIY activity.
Step 2: assemble.
Snip your branches and accents into lengths between 6 and 10 inches. Layer 2-3 accent pieces on top of 2-3 evergreen boughs to create a little bundle. Place the cut ends of the bundle onto the wire frame and wrap some of the floral wire around the ends to secure them.
Tip: this is easiest if you’ve cut a little piece of wire before hand and have it lying underneath the wire frame in the spot where you will place the cut ends of the bundle.
Move along the wire frame and up your little bouquet about 6 inches to secure with more floral wire.
Repeat these steps until you’ve come full circle and your wreath has taken shape!
Step 3: add some festive ribbon and hang your wreath front and center!
Pick out some lovely Christmas ribbon that best fits with your home, tie it through your wreath, and then pick out the best place to display your hard work!
Best of luck in your wreath building and warm holiday wishes to you!
What is your favorite holiday decoration?