When the holidays roll around each year, I know I’m not the only one who gets way too excited about decorating. This year is especially exciting since it’s my first Christmas in LA for the WHOLE season. While I do love to decorate, my ornaments air on the side of safe and classic. Minimal yet still festive. I loved putting this holiday wreath together because it doesn’t necessarily scream Christmas which made it a great wreath for the entire fall and early winter season. I’ve decided to just add in sprigs of berries or little white flowers as the weather gets colder and the leaves dry out. But for now I am loving how it looks and I hope you will give it a try, too. I will warn you, it was a little harder than I thought it would be to maintain the frame and shape of it. Of course only after I was all done did I realize that you could buy a wreath form. However, after all is said and done I like a twiggy looking wreath and you would definitely be able to see the wire beneath the branches as the greens dried up and fell off which is not a look I am aiming to cultivate.
All You Need:
A bunch of greens (make sure to pick something that is pretty pliable and not so dry that it will snap when bent – I chose Wax Flower)
Green floral wire
A large working space
All You Do:
First, you want to build a frame. Take a few branches and map out your circle and how big you want it to be. Then cut your floral wire into small 3-inch pieces and wrap around the branches at various points to join them all together.
As you can see, it gets pretty messy. Be sure to work in a space that will be easy to clean up. Outdoors is ideal.
Then start making little bunches and hold them together with floral wire. Place your little bunch on the frame and attach with floral wire to give your wreath more volume.
Once you have a pretty full wreath, break up any leftover branches and add them around your wreath to fill in the spots that might need a little more green.