Tuesday, December 8, 2015

How To Make A Holiday Wreath

How To Make A Holiday WreathWe have a big mantle in our new bedroom and I was inspired to make a wreath to hang there this year. I wanted it to feel holiday but not too holiday, and to have a wild, organic California feel. I went to the Oakland Flower Mart where
they have all kinds of holiday trimmings available, along with seasonal flowers and greenery. I ended up using just some tree trimmings and seeded eucalyptus, and it was really easy to make.

What you need:

  • Greenery/sticks/flowers 
  • Wire wreath frame
  • Floral wire on a small paddle
  • Flower shears


How to do it:
  • Wrap the floral wire around one of the crossbars on the wreath frame.
  • Clip your greenery to desired length and gather into a small bundle. You can alternate and vary the length depending on how uniform or wild you want your wreath to look.
  • Lay the bundle on the wreath frame and wrap the floral wire around the base of the bundle 3-4 times.
  • Lay the next bundle below the first so that it overlaps the first by half. Run the floral wire behind the frame and wrap around the base of the next bundle 3-4 times.
  • Repeat until you reach the starting point.

How To Make A Holiday Wreath



How To Make A Holiday Wreath
How To Make A Holiday Wreath


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