It’s easier to make a fresh evergreen wreath than you might think. This project only takes about 1 hour from start to finish.
All you have to do is gather greens from your yard, your neighbor’s yard, your friends’ yard etc… Buy or re-use a wire wreath frame. You can get them at any craft store and many places online. The last thing you need is a paddle of wire. This can also be bought at a craft store, typically in the floral section.
Start with tying the wire to the wreath frame. Gather bunches of the plant materials around 6 inches long and 4-6 inches wide and place them on an angle on the frame, to the right outside area. Then wrap the wire around the bottom 1-2 inches of the bunch. I usually wrap around 2-3 times pulling firmly on the paddle. Add another bunch to the left of the first one and attach it by wrapping more wire around the bunch and the frame. Next add a bunch below the first bunch overlapping slightly and continue with another to the left and so on. Before you know it you will have completed the entire wreath. Then cut the wire leaving several inches to attach to the back by twisting it around the frame several times. Adorn with a pretty ribbon, berries, pine cones or leave it just as is.
It’s a lot of fun to create, saves you money, and it smells wonderful.