Are you planning to make your own fresh wreaths this holiday season? It’s not too complicated and right now all of the boughs are readily available at grocery stores or maybe in your own yard. Last year I shared how I made a boxwood wreath and this year I’m sharing an improved version.
Once you have the basics then all you need to add (or clip from your yard) is the fresh greenery.
- Wreath Form ( Wire or Grapevine)
- Paddle Wire
- Pruning Shears or Sharp Scissors
- Fresh Greenery (2 Bunches for a Fuller Wreath)
To achieve a full and even wreath the key is to make small bundles of greenery that are roughly the same size. Rather than trying to use one large branch, cut it into smaller pieces, hold that bundle and secure it to the frame. Continue layering the bundles and securing them with the paddle wire.
Also using more greenery helps too. I used two large bunches of boxwood for this wreath compared to last year when I only used one. Last year I wrapped wire around each bundle that I added to the frame but this year I skipped that step and only did one continuous length of wire for the whole wreath.
These are the basics but berries and a mixture of greens could be added too.
A few photos of it finished wreath.