When it comes to decorating your home for Christmas, the exterior is truly just as important as the inside. A DIY wreath is an easy addition that will add a perfectly festive touch to any abode.
You can make your own fresh greenery wreath in less than a half hour. Show off your festive spirit to your neighbors and dinner guests with this easy-to-make wreaths.
What You Need:
- Wreath ring (18-inch)
- Green floral wire (22-gauge)
- Tree fern
- Rosemary or clippings from a Christmas tree
- Red berries
- Berry pods
Step 1: Cut floral wire into 2-inch strips. Prepare a small bunch of the rosemary or Christmas tree clippings (about four or five sprigs of equal size) and secure it on the ring with the floral wire. Continue this step until the entire ring is covered and all empty space is filled. This will be the base of your wreath.
Step 2: Trim the pine to approximately half the length of the wreath. Secure small bunches to each side with floral wire to add texture to the bottom.
Step 3: Make a bow using the tree fern and the berries. Just as you did with the pine, prepare two bundles of the tree fern at the size that you prefer. Place the stems of each bundle together, pointing the leaves outward, then secure it around the entire base of the wreath with one large piece of floral wire. Tuck the berries into the middle, using floral wire where necessary to keep them in place.
Tip! Don’t forget to water your wreath throughout the season by spritzing it with a spray bottle every couple of days.