How to Make a Door Wreath

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If you would prefer to make your own door wreath, rather than purchase a ready-made one, here’s a relatively easy way to do it.

Things You'll Need

  • Oval wire wreath frame
  • Florist wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Dried flowers
  • Berries
  • Eucalyptus
  • Gypsophila (baby’s breath) and/or silk flowers
  • Arrange the baby’s breath on the wire frame. The stems are slightly pliable so you can gently bend them in the direction you want them to go. Using the florist wire, attach the stems to the frame. The baby’s breath will serve as the background for your other flowers/berries.

  • This is your wreath so do whatever you want. Pick the specific flowers and/or berries that you want to use and the colors that you prefer. If the wreath is for the autumn season, you might want to choose rust and gold colors. If it’s for Christmas, you can go with the traditional red or green or choose gold, silver and dark burgundy.

  • Place the flowers/berries on your wreath so you can see how they look. Once you’re satisfied with the arrangement, start attaching the items to the wreath frame with florist’s wire. If you’re dissatisfied with the result, you can always un-do what you’ve done and start over.

  • You can mix dried floral with silk flowers and you can add fake fruit if you desire. Grapes look beautiful in wreaths. Again, this is your wreath. Do what you want.

  • If you choose, add a bow. Make one yourself or ask your local florist to create one for you.

  • Hang the wreath on your door or mantle by using a nail or one of the suction cup hangers that are available in hobby stores.

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