Hi guys! This week we're talking about how to make a simple wreath that will be good for the holidays and beyond. This is easy to customize with dried flowers, greens, fresh flowers or all three! Today, we're using juniper greenery and dried flowers. I foraged the juniper around my apartment. Greenery is one of those things that you can forage almost anywhere you live. As for flowers, Trader Joes is a favorite of ours if you don't have access to a wholesaler.
I designed mine to be more delicate and less "christmas-y" looking so that I could hang them up all year long. And since they are dried they will last forever!
For supplies I used silver wire hoops that I picked up on sale at Michaels. But you can also get them online in different colors. You will also need clippers, floral wire that is less heavy and more pliable and silk or velvet ribbon if you want a fun bow! We get our ribbon from Honey Silk Co, Tono and Co or Silk and Willow.
To start your wreath, cut the flowers + greenery you will be using into small, manageable pieces. It doesn't really matter if you start with greenery or floral, but if I'm using both I usually start with greenery to give it a full base and tuck in flowers with wire after.
Then, start to attach the pieces to the hoop using the wire. Start at the top of the stem if using a flower (I cut the stems to about 3 inches) and as close to the top as you can get if using greenery. I wrap around a few times to make it more secure. With greenery you will have to wrap in between leaves so be careful not to tamp them down or cut them off accidentally!
Continue to do this all the way around, or halfway around alternating different florals and greens or using the same stuff (depending on your style). If you want to add things in after you're done, it's pretty easy to find places to stick individual flowers and have them stay.
Check out my examples below! Our newsletter this week will have links and details on where to get the supplies and flowers so sign up below if you want more info on that!