12.02.13

HOLIDAY WREATH DIY

The Holidays are my most beloved time of year. As a florist, we are advocates for bringing the outdoors in. During the Holiday’s we are decking the halls with garlands, mistletoe, and wreaths.kristen from moon canyon design

Here is a very simple and fun wreath to make.

what you’ll need:

• grapevine wreath base
• cedar
• balsam fir
• acacia
• pine
• hemlock
• really any evergreen will do!

Start by creating your outer edges and working in towards your center. All you have to do is cut the pieces of green and tuck the into the grapevine base. The base is twisted up enough that it will hold the branches really well. No need for messing around with wire.

I really like asymmetry and so really there is no wrong way here! I like to keep the greens long and let them reach out and be wild.

It’s nice mix a bunch evergreens with different textures and shades of green. This creates such a wonderful winter forest palette. You can accent with ribbon or pine cones for an extra holiday burst.

With the extra bits and clippings from the wreaths I made these holiday corsages. Any chance I get to adorn myself with florals, I take it!

These corsages are basically petite posies tied with wire and accented with ribbon. If you have flowers that you want to add to the evergreens feel free to tie those in there as well. Pin them on and you have a beautiful fresh accent to your holiday look. Plus the scent is seriously amazing!

florals by: moon canyon design co. – see more floral posts here!
photos by: kimberly genevieve

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    Becca says:

    This is such a gorgeous wreath! I’ve been thinking of whipping one up and this is right up my alley. I bet it smells AMAZING!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

    Ellen says:

    Where are common places you can find the materials for this–or is it as simple as exploring your backyard?

    Beth says:

    This is seriously super gorgeous, that wreath and the corsages are a breath of fresh air and creativity, totally stealing this for my work’s holiday party that I’m planning! Thanks so much <3

    Caitlin Liz says:

    Simply gorgeous! I love the asymmetry too and I’ll bet it makes the room smell heavenly! (great option for those of us who don’t have room for real trees but still want that fresh pine smell)

    maggie says:

    This is stunning! And I have the same question as Ellen – where is a good place to get all of these materials?

    Rebecca says:

    I love making wreaths at the holidays…the one branch looks like frasier fir, one of the best christmas trees!

    Faith says:

    My favorite is the 5th picture. Very cool.

    Erin Radler says:

    Everything you put on this blog is amazing. I will definitely be referring back to this when I *attempt* to make a wreath 😉

    Rachel says:

    I absolutely love the wreath and the corsages are great. what a good way to use your scraps. So pretty.

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    Rebecca says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! I am definitely making a few of my own wreaths this year!

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    gracie says:

    So gorgeous, I made my wreath last year and I can’t wait to do it again using this guide. x

    Brittany says:

    Ellen & Maggie — flower marts have a ton of this stuff this time of year. I’m willing to bet a lot of flower shops and nurseries have them too. I know that certain xmas tree lots give away their scraps from when then trim the trees for their customers (i got a few branches for free from the lot in the home depot parking lot)

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    Gail says:

    You can get evergreens at Home Depot, free. Once they start selling Christmas trees and cut off some of the limbs and discard those branches.

    Jessica says:

    Silly question, but – do you think these might be able to be saved and used again last year, assuming you don’t include flowers or anything not-yet-dried? Thanks!

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    Cindi says:

    I love the wreath, and want to make one. Can you tell me what type of cones/seed pods you used? I don’t recognize them. Thank you.

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