With the holidays just around the corner, I can’t think of a better time for Rylee Hitchner and Katie McDaniel to send over this beautiful tutorial for wedding ceremonies wreath, which would also be a beautiful addition to your front doors during the Christmas holidays.
Katie incorporated white flowers for a wedding ceremonies wreath, but you could stick to evergreen pieces with maybe a few holly berries sprinkled throughout if you’re planning to create a wreath to go over your mantle or on your front door. A little shrubbery from the yard, some floral tape, wire…voila!
Tools and Materials
30 greenery clippings as well as textural sprigs and even flowers. Evergreen plants work well. I chose silver berry, silver dollar eucalyptus, and fruiting olive branches. For textural accents, I added butterfly bush buds and dusty miller. I also used white lisianthis as blooms.
Step 1. Choose three sprigs (6-8 inches each) and layer them together. Tie wire around the stems. Repeat to make at least ten bunches. Make more for a larger wreath.
Step 2. Layer one bunch on top of another. The tips of the stems should be overlapped halfway up the stems of the bottom bunch. Attach with wire. Continue layering bunches over each other until the garland is your desired length.
Step 3. Form the garland into a circle and layer the last bunch onto the first. Tie with wire. If you want a perfectly circular wreathe, you can attach the circle on top of a wire form (found at floral supply or hobby stores). I prefer not to use a form in favor of a more organic shape.
Step 4. Once your wreath is securely wired together, add textural sprigs randomly throughout, attached with wire as well. Lastly, put water in water hats and insert blooms. Wire the water hats into the greenery so that the flowers are dispersed around the wreathe. Voila! Step back and admire!
Other ideas for greenery (you may have it all on your yard): Rosemary, Camellia branches, Boxwood, Cedar, Cotinus, Holly
Textures to try: Bittersweet, Cotton, Scabiosa pods, Lotus pods, Bunny tail grass