Fresh cut greens and dried flowers from the garden make lovely and fragrant decorative wreaths. They are super easy to make, and can adorn a wall or door year round or serve as special occasion touches for holidays and family events.
Your garden is a great place to look for plants or flowers to make your wreath. If you’re wondering about terrific plant options to grow for wreath making, consider some these useful varieties:
Color plays an important role when choosing to make a wreath depending on the season. For example, a holiday wreath with American Holly branches sporting their red winter berries adds an extra decorative touch.
Dried Pomegranate seed pods are unique and fitting in an autumn wreath, while Hydrangea blooms in lovely pastel shades of green and purple are super simple to dry and are very long lasting. Dried roses make a pretty springtime garland that makes impact to perk up a doorway frame or mantel.
Since Yellow and Red Twig Dogwood branches are pliable to shape, they are perfect for winter wreaths as they bring vibrant splashes of color and the twigs give nice texture in the wreath. They are so pretty that you can leave these on their own with just a ribbon.
One of the easiest ways to make a wreath is to start with a two wire coat hangers. The top of the hanger will serve a hook for hanging the wreath.
1. Connect the hangers with wire and cover with floral tape.
2. Cut several 8” to 10” branches of base greenery such as Magnolia leaves.
3. Attach to the base using lightweight floral wire by overlapping the branches until you’ve got full coverage.
5. Pick out colored flowers or seeds and attach with either floral wire of hot glue.
6. Adorn with colored ribbon, charms or wooden cutouts to suit your decor.
7. Hang the wreath inside or outside on a door.
Of course, Styrofoam, wood, metal, and plastic can also be used for a wreath base. DIY books and manuals are easily found in craft stores or your local library. There are plenty of helpful websites with loads of step-by-step plans and photos to get the task done.
Whatever avenue taken, anyone who is even slightly crafty can make beautiful wreaths for their home or to give as gifts. Making wreaths is a great family activity for children and adults alike, and they make a nice finishing touch to any décor and will be enjoyed for many years to come.