Saturday, November 28, 2015
How to Make an Evergreen Wreath
Since Christmas is right around the corner, I thought I'd share with you how to make an evergreen wreath. It's not that difficult, and the beauty and smell of them are so nice for the holidays.
1. Pick your evergreens. They can be collected from your yard or purchased. Using all of the same kind gives a formal look. Different kinds can give it more texture. Some kinds of evergreens to consider are fir, juniper, and arborvitae.
2. Soak your evergreens. Cut off the bottom of each branch at an angle and soak for 24 hours in a bucket of water. This will make the wreath last longer.
3. Gather materials: a wreath form, florist wire, evergreen branches, pruning sheers, and decorations like ribbons and bows.
4. Trim evergreen branches into small, easy to work with pieces.
5. Lay the form on a flat surface, concave side facing up to hold the evergreens.
6. Lay a piece of evergreen on the form and loop wire around the woody stem, and then loop around the wreath form to attach.
7. Overlap with another of the same kind of evergreen, facing the same direction and attach the same way.
8. After your base is done, you can add other types of evergreens and decorations, such as pinecones, berries, and ribbon.
It's a good idea to make your wreath about a week before Christmas so it looks nice for the holiday.