How to Make a Christmas Holiday Wreath


| 11/10/2017 8:48:00 AM


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For this project, you’ll need a wire wreath frame, some florists’ or paddle wire, and some pruners. You’ll also need some festive-looking plant material gathered from your garden, such as berry-bearing holly, ivy, and conifer sprigs. You may like to add a bow or ribbon as a festive finishing.

Making a Holiday Wreath Step-by-Step

• Cut your materials to size. (Make sure they’re in proportion to the wreath frame.)
• Fix the end of the florists’ wire to the wreath frame by wrapping it around the frame three or four times. Pull it tight to lock it in place.
• Choose a piece of each material for your first bundle. Position the largest pieces at the base and anything with berries toward the top.
• Place the bundle on the frame where you’ve fixed the florists’ wire. Wrap the wire around the bundle three times. Pull it tight.
• Repeat with each additional bundle until you’ve nearly filled the frame. Overlap each bundle with the next to hide the wire.
• Make a smaller bundle to finish with. Tuck this under the first bundle. Fix it in place with the florists’ wire.
• Turn the wreath over. Cut the florists’ wire and secure it into the wreath frame.

Learn more about making your own wreath in this video.



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