How To Make a Real Evergreen Wreath
The quintessential winter holiday decoration, evergreen wreaths bring comfort, coziness, and a deliciously fragrant scent into the home. They are easy to put together and make awesome Christmas presents. Use them to adorn the front door, the fireplace, or as part of a table centerpiece.
- Fresh Spruce branches
- Garden Shears
Steps for making a 7" diameter wreath
- Cut long branches off a spruce tree. A few need to be longer than the others and flexible as they will form the wreath base.
- Cut a 6' long piece of twine.
- Bend one of the longer branches carefully into a circle. If the circle created is longer than 7", trim the branch.
- Tie the two ends of the branch tightly together with the 6' piece of twine and leave the extra length as a tail.
- Trim off 4-6" pieces from the unused branches.
- Gather 3 of the trimmed off pieces and bunch them together. Tie them tightly to the wreath base at an angle with the twine that is hanging loose.
- Pass the twine back through the tie to further secure it.
- Repeat tieing groups of 3 pieces to the wreath base, spacing the groups 2" apart, using the long piece of twine (don't cut it!)
- Continue until the wreath base is full.
- That's it!
- Wreaths can be further decorated with bows, holiday ornaments, or pine cones.
Alternate Material Options
Instead of using a spruce branch for the base, use a pre-fabricated Wire Wreath Form. These can be found inexpensively at most craft stores.
The twine can be substituted with 24 Gauge Floral Wire.