Monday, December 1, 2014

Make a Natural and Wild Holiday Wreath

Made with bark-covered wire, this curly willow-tip wreath is the perfect combination of rustic and wild style for the holiday season. In just 10 simple steps, you can create one yourself using pinecones, dried lotus pods and Hypericum berries as seasonal embellishments.

This wreath makes for a great indoor decoration, above a mantel or even on the doorknob of a hutch. The Hypericum berries will last for a couple weeks, but once they are finished you can replace them with something else to keep the wreath going. Here are instructions from Tracy Goldman ofSabellico’s Florist to make it.

Materials and tools:

  • 1 bunch (10 stems) of curly willow tips (fresh, not dried)

  • 6 pinecones

  • 2 dried lotus pods

  • 2 or 3 stems of Hypericum berries

  • Bark-covered wire

  • Thin floral wire

  • Pruning shears

  • Scissors

  • Ribbon

  • Green raffia

1. Trim off all the willow tips. Identify the small, flexible branches and cut them off the main stem. You will be using these to make the wreath, as they can bend and be shaped without breaking. You may discard the other pieces or save them for another use.

Here’s how to make a natural and wild holiday wreath.

Make a Natural and Wild Holiday Wreath

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