Make This Holiday Wreath

Inspired by natural greens and an offbeat palette of black and gold. Our Christmas decor this year has a bit of glitz, glamour, and some organic elements. This homemade wreath could be made with foraged pine or a few bunches of holiday greenery from the grocery store. For around $15 make this beautiful wreath for your front door as well.

Keep reading for the full how-to after the jump!

Supplies:

  • Wire cutters
  • Floral/kitchen shears
  • Florist wire
  • Gold heavy gauge artist wire
  • Holiday greenery (I used assorted pine, eucalyptus, and foraged twigs)
  • Hot glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wide black satin ribbon
  • Turkey feathers
  • White and gold tipped feathers

Directions:

Begin by forming the base to your wreath. I’ve been loving the look of simple deconstructed wreaths that leave pops of gold wire at the top. I decide to mirror this idea for my wreath. I recommend buying the heaviest weight of gold artist wire you can find and making a round circle for the base of your wreath. I had excess wire, so was able to wrap the wire around itself adding extra strength and making it secure.

Next, wire together sprigs of pine and eucalyptus. Begin by wrapping together the greens itself and then wire to your frame. Layer these bunches of greenery to your base until you have achieved the desired look. With some of the leafier pines you may need to secure the branches with wire in multiple places. Add layers of greenery to hide the florist wire.

Once you have achieved the desired fullness of your wreath, it’s time to add the finishing touches. Using feathers and a long piece of wide satin ribbon, wire the items together and wire to the wreath. Add drops of hot glue to make wreath secure and a few short wooden twigs (mine came from some trimmed down pine branches) to cover any remaining wire. Pick a door and hang your beautiful wreath. It’s now complete!

 

 

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