Thursday, December 7, 2017

DIY Modern Minimal Wreath

Throughout the years my holiday decor has remained largely the same with only small additions of an ornament or two each year. While I love pulling out old favorites to hang on the tree, it's always fun to mix things up a bit and create something new to add to my seasonal decor. This year I decided to try my hand at the modern wreath trend I've been eyeing on Pinterest, but simplified the process by using artificial stem bundles. While using fresh foliage would be ideal, I love that I will be able to save this wreath for years to come and it was much easier to create than arranging individual sprigs of greenery. I've listed the materials and the steps I used below, but this process could easily be adapted to suit your individual taste, using materials you already have on hand.

• 10.5" embroidery hoop
• artificial stem bundles (I used these)
• floral wire

1. Begin by deciding on the placement of your greenery. I went with an asymmetrical design, but centering the greenery at the bottom or top of the wreath would work too.

2. Cut a generous length of floral wire and wrap it tightly around the embroidery hoop a few times. Then secure the first stem bundle by wrapping the wire around the stem base and embroidery hoop.

3. Once the bundle is securely in place, trim the excess wire and repeat the process with the remaining bundles. I only used two stem bundles for my wreath, but you can use more or less depending on the size of your greenery or the embroidery hoop you decide to use.

4. Lastly, arrange the greenery as needed, by bending the wire branches into place and securing any stray springs that need to be tamed. Additionally, you could add tiny Christmas bulbs, holly berries or ribbon to finish it off.


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