A money-saving quick and easy tutorial for how to make a live wreath- a lovely addition to holiday and seasonal decor.
I love live wreaths. There is something so special about the way they look and smell. They are perfect for the holidays or even everyday home decor and they are actually pretty easy to make. Usually the price tag on live wreaths is pretty high, but making your own can save a lot of money. As a bonus, many of them dry beautifully as well, extending their use.
How to Make a Live Wreath Tutorial
Supplies Used- (some affiliate links provided below)
- Your choice of greens
- 12" metal wreath form
- floral wire
- wire cutters
- scissors to cut greens (mine are from HERE)
Please note: To give you an idea of the amount of greens this wreath needed, I picked up 4 bundles of eucalyptus and 3 bundles of this other sage-like green from Trader Joe's for only $2.99 a bundle. I wish I had just one more bundle of eucalyptus though to fill it in a little better.
- Lay out your greens. Begin to gather clumps of even thicknesses. Wrap each section with floral wire to keep together.
- Repeat this until all of your greens are separated into sections. Cut all sections to the same length.
- Attach the first section with floral wire to your wreath form.
- Overlap the stems of the first section with another section and secure it to the wreath form with floral wire.
- Repeat until all greens are evenly wired to the wreath form.
Not too bad, right? You can see what I ended up doing with it HERE.
How to Keep your Wreath Fresh Longer
To make you wreath last longer, frequently mist using a spray bottle filled with water. Also, keeping it in a cool place, free of direct sunlight helps to prolong its freshness.
I plan to make a couple more wreaths over the holidays and I will be sure to share them with you. I love how this one could really be used any time of the year. I especially love it with my fall and Christmas decor. I have to warn you, though- they can be very addicting to make!
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I'd love to hear about what greens you choose, how long they typically last.
I love to use fresh cedar, eucalyptus (many varieties), or anything else I can find at the grocery store or forage!
Cindy in Oklahoma