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Making a Holiday Wreath is simple, with the correct supplies, seasonal embellishments, and excitement for the holiday season. You can make a wreath with two primary techniques. You can wire materials to a metal form or apply them to a rounded straw or foam base. There are so many types of wreaths, so you can design them to fit your style!

Supplies Needed:

  • Wire
  • Craft glue
  • Work gloves
  • Floral Wire
  • Ribbon in the pattern of your choice
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wire snips
  • Nails/hanging hooks

 

Wire Wreaths

Wireframes are the most versatile.  They are strong enough to hold materials like evergreens or fruits. For a thin wreath, use a single-wire frame; for a lush-looking wreath, use a double-wire.

  1. Attach floral wire to the crossbar of a double-wire wreath of any shape.
  2. Lay a small bundle of greenery on the form, and wrap the wire tightly around the stems three times. Do not cut the wire. Add another bundle, overlapping the previous one in half. Wrap the wire around the stems. Continue adding bundles until you reach the starting point.
  3. Tuck the wire under the form, secure it with a knot and cut. Tick off the wire when the entire form is covered, leaving a few extra inches before cutting the end. To make a hanger, form the end of the wire into a loop and twist it around itself.
  4. Add Embellishments
    • You can use clusters of holly, jingle bells, pinecones, fruits, etc.
    • Add shimmer by spray painting a portion of the greenery.

 

How to Hang a Wreath on a Wall

Display your new wreath on your front door or as a statement on a wall. Create a floral wire loop. Hang the wreath on a sturdy nail or hook. To hang a wreath on a door without damaging the wood, you can suspend the wreath from the top of the door. To hang, cut a piece of ribbon long enough so that when the ribbon is doubled, the wreath will hang at the desired height. Loop the ribbon around the back of the wreath. Using ribbon, fold the edges over ½ inch and secure to the top of the door with a few flat, heavy-duty thumb tacks.

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