Deb Baker of Five Fields Decor and Design in Oak Bay shares her easy wreath-making steps for the holiday season.
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
- 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!
Learn more about home décor and styling at fivefieldsdesign.com