- Purchase a wreath with greenery already included (and skip ahead to step 7). Or, to make your own, pick up a plain wire wreath frame or a grapevine wreath from a specialty craft store or flower wholesale supplier.
- Choose fresh greenery that won’t dry out too quickly. For a lush feel, use at least three different types, such as cedar, pine, fir or eucalyptus.
- Cut your greenery into smaller, more manageable pieces so they can easily attach to the base.
- Using 18-gauge paddle wire, attach the greenery to the base in a clockwise direction. You can attach one type of greenery at a time, or create small clusters of a mixture of greenery for a more three-dimensional look.
- Continue to tightly wire the greenery to the base until it is completely covered.
- Hot-glue the greenery to any spots that may look a bit sparse or to add more dimension.
- If you are using embellishments, such as pine cones or other woodsy bits, attach them using hot glue. Lay them on your greened wreath before attaching to see how your final wreath will look.
- If you are attaching a bow, make it with a waterproof ribbon if the wreath will hang in an exposed place. Weave a wire through the bow and securely attach it to the wreath.
- Hot-glue Lindor Truffles to the greenery. For an elegant look, select colours within the same colour palette. For our wreath, we used red and white.
Note: Wreaths made with fresh greenery will last longer when hung outdoors. Inside our homes, where the air is hot and dry, they tend to quickly dry out.