I’m so excited about today’s post, because I have been dying to try my hand some wreath making for Christmas, and now I have the perfect DIY to follow. I’ve got a series of future floral DIYs headed your way thanks to MV Florals and Megan Welker, and first up is this Winter Wreath, just in time for Christmas!
- Wire Wreath Form (available at Micheals or Joanne’s)
- Wire Cutters
- Roll of Wire
- 1 bunch Cedar or your choice of greenery (available at florist shops, most grocery stores, garden centers)
- ½ bunch bay laurel leaves (available at flower marts, florist shops, and some garden nurseries)
- 3-5 stems viburnum berry or your choice of berry (available at garden centers, florist shops, and some garden nurseries)
Step 1: Cut your bunches of greens into smaller pieces
Step 2: Take a handful of cedar and place on top of the wire form. Using one hand to hold the cedar, take your roll of wire and wrap around the cedar and wire form a few times, leaving a piece of wire to tie.
Step 3: Tie the wire on the back of the wreath, using the excess piece of wire you left around the remaining wire you just wrapped.
Step 4: Continue this, wrapping the wire around the cedar bunches a few more times.
Step 5: Take another bunch of cedar and place over the existing piece you’ve already wrapped; having the top half of your new piece cover about half of the bunch you’ve already wrapped.
Step 6: Start wrapping the wire again. Continue to do this around the whole wreath- adding more bunches of cedar and wrapping the wire around, never cutting the wire.
After the bay laurel is in place, add the viburnum branches by simply tucking them inside and behind the bay laurel branches and cedar. You can wire the back of the branches to the wire form to make sure it is secure.
All that’s left is hanging it or gifting it! Would’t these make a great hostess gift? Or they could make a great token of appreciation to give to a teacher, neighbor, babysitter, mail carrier, or anyone who want to show extra love to this holiday season.
Just like with any other DIYs or craftiness, I would love to see your creations. So if you make one, instagram it with the hashtag #ohlovelyDIY so I can see all of your fabulous masterpieces!