Updated: Nov 15, 2022
Let's learn everything you need to make your own wreath this Christmas season!
We made it pretty easy here at Floral Support with our Wreath Project Kits. Each kit will include a wreath ring filled with moss, wire, enough Christmas greens (fir, pine, cedar), branches (white painted or natural) and red ilex berries to make your own wreath as shown below!
Pretty nice, 'eh?
Now, let's get started!
Step 1: Attach the start of your wire to the back of the metal wreath base. Find the cross metal piece and twist the wire to secure. Having your wire attached to this section of the wreath helps it to be more sturdy.
Step 2: Gather your greenery clippings. Do this by taking pieces of each type of greenery and making small piles. You will need enough in each bunch to cover the wreath base so it doesn't show. We used 2 pieces of cedar, 1 piece of fir and 1 piece of pine on the top (because it's our fave)!
Step 3: Start placing your bundles of greens by holding a bundle against the wreath. Then, wrap the wire a couple times around the bottom half of the section of greenery and around the wreath base. Make sure to pull the wire tight each time!
Now it's time to add in red ilex berries!
Step 4: Place the ilex on top of the greenery you just placed. You'll want the ilex to be around half way through the previous greenery section and wrap the wire around the ilex (just like before, with the greenery)!
Step 5: Alternate between the ilex and your branches.
Order of placement for the full wreath:
Etc, etc, etc! Keep going until you meet up with where you started.
Step 6: Finishing your wreath.
Once you reach the end of your wreath, lift up the first section of greenery you wired down and tuck in your final piece. This will hide any mechanics and greenery ends!
Make sure to wrap your wire only around the pieces you are adding in and not the first section of greenery you started with!
Now you can clip your wire (still keeping it long enough so that you can wrap it tightly and "tie" it!) and wrap it around the back of the wreath base to finish it off.
And there you have it, your wreath is finished and ready for your front door! We hope you enjoy this fun little project and have a very Merry Christmas!