Wreath Making!

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is make wreaths. We’ve made them at home, for friends, and even for my sister-in-law’s wedding last year. They truly are so easy and inexpensive to make. Have you seen how much wreaths sell for these days? $65 and up. Crazy.

Before Lane arrived I was trying to finish projects like a madwoman, and one of those was decorating the front door. I decided to make a simple boxwood wreath to start off the holiday season.

Here’s how I did it: 
Just call me a forager… if by forager you mean someone who goes out into their backyard, pokes around, and snips away. 
Wreath making essentials: plant clippings (free), floral wire ($2.99 at Michael’s), a wreath form ($5.99 at Michael’s), scissors or clippers. Total cost for this project was $9! You can also bend a wire coat hanger into a circle for a wreath form.

Take a bundle of whatever medium you are using and tie it together at the bottom with the floral wire. The boxwood works well because it naturally has several branches stemming from one main branch. Next, stick the bottom of the bundle into the wreath form and secure with more floral wire. Continue doing this until the entire wreath form is covered. Make sure to fill in any gaps so the wreath looks nice and full. 

And the finished project! I think she’s quite pretty.

P.S. The copper wreath hanger is also from Michael’s. I heart it so.


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