If you learn this basic technique for wreath making you'll be able to create just about any wreath you can imagine!


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Why not invite your friends to a wreath making party? You can all make wreaths, listen to holiday music, drink mulled wine, and feast on cookies. Please invite me too!

You will need:

straw or metal wreath form - I'm using THIS ONE

scissors & wire cutters

thin metal florist's wire - I'm using THIS

greens - I'm using boxwood & eucalyptus

something red and festive - I'm using red pepperberries

  1. Start by securing the wire around the wreath.
  2. Make small bouquets of your material. Small neat bouquets will make a tight neat wreath while larger and more loose bouquets will make a more "wild" wreath. I like 'em wild!
  3. Start by securing one bouquet to the wreath by twisting the wire around the wreath tightly 3 times. I always point one bouquet towards the center of the wreath and one towards the outside. This way I cover the whole area.
  4. work you way thought the whole wreath doing the same thing. Avoid the urge to make bigger and bigger bouquets just to make it go faster, try to make them all the same size.
  5. Once you reach where you started,lift up the first leaves and place another bouquet and gently secure with the wire.
  6. To hang you simply make a loop on the back with the wire and use it to hang the wreath on a nail or with ribbon.
  7. Happy Wreath Making!

TIP:

You can always trim your wreath! Use scissors and cut of any parts that are to long. If your wreath looks a little to skinny in parts you can always put a little glue on the end of some greens and stick it into your wreath.



If you learn this basic technique for wreath making you'll be able to create just about any wreath you can imagine!
Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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