Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of Alice & Lois
‘Tis the season for creating simple, one-of-a-kind holiday decorations for your home. For the past few years we’ve made handmade wreaths and fell in love with the process—gathering bunches of evergreens, eucalyptus, and berries from our local florist (or foraging the materials!) to use (Tip: We like collecting scraps from the Christmas tree lot!).
While circular wreaths are classic and festive, today we’re demonstrating a modern take that incorporates driftwood from the beach to create a more organic, natural-looking shape.
Click through for the step-by-step instructions…
• Evergreen or juniper branches
• Floral wire
• Branch or piece of driftwood
• Yarn or ribbon
1. Cut branches of greenery to desired length. Create a small bundle in your hand secure onto branch with floral wire.
2. Continue this process by adding a new bunch to the branch. Once I completed the left side, I added more bundles to the right side.
3. Tie yarn or ribbon to both the left and right side. Since the greenery is not centered, it will be heavier on the side that has more greenery so you will have to adjust the yarn so that it is centered when hung.
Photos: Sara Albers
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