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DIY Wreath (An Asymmetrical Christmas Wreath Idea)

I've been making asymmetrical DIY wreaths for the holidays for the last few years (ever since this holiday wreath workshop I hosted) and have been seeing them pop up more and more each year since. So, today I'm sharing a tutorial for how to make asymmetrical holiday wreaths using fresh flowers and greenry. Including a must-have material for keeping fresh flowers alive longer for your wreaths that you've probably never heard of.
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: christmas wreath, christmas wreath ideas, diy wreath, wreath making
Cost: $15

Ingredients

  • 12 inch gold macrame hoops  or 18 inch if you want something larger***
  • thin gauge floral wire
  • wire cutters or sharp scissors
  • shears
  • corsage stems this is that secret material that will keep flowers fresh longer
  • greenery and fresh flowers specific types mentioned below

Instructions

  • Start with greenery. In the example wreaths, there was a variety of greenery used...variegated pittosporum, olive branch, and green bush ivy in the small geometric wreaths // olive branch, pepperberry, and silver dollar eucalyptus in the larger wreaths.
  • Build up the greenery, starting in the outermost edges that you want to cover and working your way in, adding branches all in the same direction.
  • Use 3 inch long pieces of floral wire to secure each branch or stem, by wrapping it around the stem and hoop several times. With each branch or stem you add, cover up the wire from the one before it.
  • Then, when you've reached the middle, start fresh on the other side, again at the outermost edge you want to cover and repeat step 2 with that side.
  • Once you've added all of the greenery you'd like, it's time for flowers. For the small wreaths, white anemones, white ranunculus, and cream garden roses - patience were used.
  • For the large wreaths, dusty pink garden roses - romantic antike and red ranunculus were used.
  • For larger blooms with hearty stems, like garden roses, start by trimming off the stem completely and then sticking a corsage stem in through the bottom, as shown in the photo, after you've dipped the tip in water for 10 seconds.
  • For hollow stems, like ranunculus and anemones, you can either give the corsage stems a whirl OR insert floral wire through the stem (first cut the stem down to just a few inches), then twist around the hoop to secure.
  • Wrap the wire end of the corsage stem around the hoop and attached branches.
  • Continue step 4 and 5 until you've reached the desired look. And it's ready to hang, over a nail on the wall, your front door, etc.