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Thursday, December 19, 2013

DIY Christmas Wreath by L.B. Floral

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath by L.B. Floral

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We are so excited to team up with Lesley of L.B. Floral to learn how to make this gorgeous Christmas wreath! She teaches us the basics of a DIY Christmas wreath and offers tips for how to make it unique with various types of ribbon and items from your backyard. This project was inspired by our Christmas wedding photo shoot with JoPhoto. We used soft, neutral colors to fit with the rest of our style shoot design, but you can mix it up anyway you want! Enjoy the tutorial video below, and don’t hesitate to ask us questions in the comment section!

Items You Will Need:

  • Wreath frame. We grabbed ours on Amazon
  • Ribbon.
  • Scissors.
  • Wire and wire cutters.
  • Pine cones, accent greenery, and evergreen branches.

Step 1: Bunch Greenery

Clip your evergreen branches with your wire cutters into short lengths as seen below. Layer about 5 branches on top of each other and tie your wire around the center of the bunch. Twist the wire in the back of the bunch to hold the branches together. Attach the branches to the wire frame by twisting the wire around the frame.



 Step 2: Add Accents

Add accent greenery and decorative items such as ribbon, box wood, and pine cones as you attach the pine branches to the frame. If you wait until the end to add these items, the accent pieces lay on top of the pine branches instead of within them. It creates a more layered look to add the decorative items as you go. Attach your accent items in the same way you attached the pine branches with wire.



Notice the whimsical ribbon Lesley designed for this wreath. Unlike traditional ribbons, this style is very easy to make. Simply fold a piece of ribbon in half, tie it in the middle with wire, and clip the ends at an angle. I call this the “anxiety-free ribbon!”


Try to use an odd number of accent items. We used five pine cones and three ribbons for our wreath.

Step 3: Trim the Pine Needles

Lastly, take scissors and trim the extra pine needles to create a clean edge around the wreath.


Imagine what you can do year around with your DIY wreath! The wreath below could pass as a winter wreath, or you could make another fresh wreath for spring using a few of your favorite silk, spring flowers! Be creative and know that your options are endless!

Photo by JoPhoto

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