Speaking of gorgeous, I found an amazing DIY fresh floral wreath tutorial on Once Wed. I am obsessed with amazing wedding wreaths lately.Like taper candles, I can't get enough!
They are perfect for chair backs, door decor, tree decor, facilities, get away cars, photo ops, napkin rings.. The beautiful possibilities are well, endless...Let me know if you try this project, I would love to see more!
photography by: Rylee Hitchner
Tools and Materials
30 greenery clippings as well as textural sprigs and flowers. Evergreen plants work well.
silver dollar eucalyptus
fruiting olive branches.
butterfly bush buds
Step 1. Choose three sprigs (6-8 inches each) and layer them together. Tie wire around the stems. Repeat to make at least ten bunches. Make more for a larger wreath.
Step 2. Layer one bunch on top of another. The tips of the stems should be overlapped halfway up the stems of the bottom bunch. Attach with wire. Continue layering bunches over each other until the garland is your desired length.
Step 3. Form the garland into a circle and layer the last bunch onto the first. Tie with wire. If you want a perfectly circular wreathe, you can attach the circle on top of a wire form (found at floral supply or hobby stores). I prefer not to use a form in favor of a more organic shape.
Step 4. Once your wreath is securely wired together, add textural sprigs randomly throughout, attached with wire as well. Lastly, put water in water hats and insert blooms. Wire the water hats into the greenery so that the flowers are dispersed around the wreathe.
Other ideas for greenery (you may have it all on your yard): Rosemary, Camellia branches, Boxwood, Cedar, Cotinus, Holly, Seeded eucalyptus