One Merry, Modern Wreath

November 1, 2016

How to deck your house this season with a custom floral decoration.

Do you love the look of a real holiday wreath but feel tempted to pick up a fake, pre-made decoration instead? We’re here to save you from yourself with an easy project you can actually do at home (we promise!). It makes use of our wire wreath and a cheery mix of fragrant greenery and flowers. You’ll bundle fresh eucalyptus, rosemary and juniper to create a base layer, then add dramatic purple and black floral accents for chic, yet relaxed finish. Watch this video to see how stylist Amy Chin breaks down the process for creating your own wire wreath in five easy steps.

Materials:
4 large bundles of juniper
2 bunches of each kind of eucalyptus
2 bunches purple fern acacia
1 bunch long stemmed rosemary
1 bunch of dusty miller
5-7 stems of black or red dahlias
5-7 stems of black calla lillies
Floral clippers
Wire cutters
Floral wire
Tape
Zip ties

Instructions:
1. Separate your “filler” flowers: large, chunkier branches like eucalyptus and juniper. These will serve as the base layer of your wreath. Give the ends a trim using floral clippers.

2. Bundle together the juniper and eucalyptus, securing the bundles with floral wire. They should vary a bit in length and thickness to create a more organic look.

3. Flip the wire frame upside down and attach the bundles using zip ties. As you work your way around the wreath, layer the bundles in a way that hides the ties.

4. Once the frame is filled with a base layer, start adding in accent flowers—dusty miller, rosemary, calla lilies, and dahlias—using floral tape and wire. Step away from your work every once in awhile to get a sense of your overall composition. Remember to embrace the imperfection and organic shapes of your materials and think of your wreath as a sculpture. Also, bunches and flowers can shift upon hanging, so be prepared to make some minor adjustments to your composition.

5. Fill empty spaces with rosemary sprigs, and remember to mist the wreath with water every now and then.


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