5 STEPS TO A FRESH WREATH
If you want to make your own fresh wreath, follow these steps for a fragrant accent.
Gather your materials. You’ll need a metal wreath form in whatever size you like (12" is a good starting size) as well as various greens cut into 6–12" lengths. You can cut branches from your own yard or ask for tree trimmings at a local nursery.
Take a few different pieces of greenery and hold them together at the base. Place the bundle horizontally against the wreath form and wrap with green floral wire to secure. Don’t cut the wire from the spool.
Create another bundle of branches and lay it against the wreath form so the fluffy ends of the branches cover the wire wraps of the first bundle. Wrap with the wire to secure. Again, don’t cut the wire.
Continue adding bundles of greenery until you cover the entire wreath form. When you add the last bundle, simply tuck the stem ends under the first bundle you secured. Clip the wire.
Decorate your wreath with wired-on pinecones, ball ornaments or a ribbon bow. Or, if you enjoy the natural look, hang it unadorned.