Learn how to make this beautiful Handmade Holiday Wreath for DIY holiday home decor this year.
Is it me, or is everyone already humming Christmas tunes all day long? I’m getting into the holiday spirit this year by making my own wreath.
I was so inspired while browsing through my local flower mart. I picked up a huge bunch of bay leaf branches and dried berries to create this one of a kind holiday wreath. You could use any kind of greenery, branches, herbs and dried flowers to create your wreath.
If you are wanting to try your hand at handmade holiday decor this year, this is a wonderful place to start. We love making holiday wreaths.
This DIY wreath project would make the perfect craft night with some girlfriends this holiday season. Now – if you do not want to take the time to make a Handmade Holiday Wreath, you can buy them online like this one or this.
What kind of greenery to use for handmade wreath
We used bunches of bay leaves for this wreath. Having access to a wholesale flower market is where we found the bunches. Sometimes Trader Joe’s has it as well. But you can use any holiday greenery. Stores sometimes sell it in bunches too. Any evergreen works wonderfully as well.
This is a good example for using foraged greenery from around your yard or neighborhood.
What you need
Step 1: Cut sections of bay leaf branches. I found it best to use three small sections about 5 inches long. Wrap the ends together with floral wire.
Step 2: Section off some berries and attach to bay leaf section with wire.
Step 3: Hold the section up to metal wreath ring and wrap securely with wire.
Step 4: When adding new sections, make sure to cover the wire completely.
Step 5: Repeat these steps until the wreath is full.
Step 6: Trim and secure as necessary.
Now you have yourself a beautiful handmade holiday wreath!
What can you add to wreath?
- ribbon – you can use any kind, but we love velvet
- more berries and extra greenery
photos by Sara Albers. Modeling by Melanie Lombardi. all rights reserved.