How to Make a Beautiful Door Wreath

Deb Baker of Five Fields Decor and Design in Oak Bay shares her easy wreath-making steps for the holiday season.

Photo by Belle White | YAM magazine

Making a stunning wreath like the one above is simple — just gather the right supplies, seasonal embellishments and a dose of holiday spirit and your front porch will be merry all season long! 


  • Floral wire
  • Pruning shears
  • Wire Snips
  • Ribbon
  • Rosemary
  • Baby’s breath
  • Wire form


Gather your flowers or greens — use any type you prefer! Taking a walk in the woods might inspire you to make a wreath from foraged greenery.

The base of your wreath is a wire form. These wreath-making wire circles can be found in craft supply stores. If you want a thin, delicate wreath, you can use a single wire frame. For a heavier wreath, you will want to start with a double wire frame.

Using shears, cut your greenery into 6- to 8 inch-long pieces. (For the wreath above, I used baby’s breath, rosemary and laurel leaves.) Cluster the greenery into bunches, lay a small bundle of greenery on the wreath form, and wrap the floral wire tightly around three times. 

Do not cut the wire; just keep adding bundles and wrapping, overlapping the previous one by half. Angling the bundles left and right as you go around the form will ensure a full look with no wire form showing. When the entire form is covered, tie the wire, leaving a few extra inches before cutting the end. 

For a special touch, tuck in pampas grass stems to hang in the centre of the wreath for angel wing vibes!

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