With Thanksgiving in the rearview and the haze of one-too-many Turkey sandwiches beginning to fade, you might find yourself looking for the next thing to satiate your craving for holiday magic. We suggest you start with decking those halls! Easier and more space-efficient than a full-on tree, a wreath is a wonderful way to impart some Christmas spirit into your home. Lisa Przystup, the florist behind James’s Daughter Flowers is sharing her easy-breezy guide to making your own at home! Check out all the deets below.

west elm - How To Make An Assymetrical Wreath At Home

Materials

west elm - How To Make An Assymetrical Wreath At Home

I love using grapevine wreath a base for my wreaths—it adds an extra element of nature to the design and is really easy to work with. My method is pretty loose and easy—I build a base of evergreens by shoving the branches into the spaces provided by the grapevine wreath. Don’t be afraid to really get the branches in there. If they feel a little loose or pull away from the wreath you can take a small length of floral wire and wrap it around the branch that needs to be secured, twisting the ends together at the back of the wreath.

west elm - How To Make An Assymetrical Wreath At Home

west elm - How To Make An Assymetrical Wreath At Home

After you’ve established your evergreen base you can start adding the decorative pieces—here, the cecropia leaves, eucalyptus, brunia balls, and West Elm’s silver glitter feathers—using the same technique as you did when you added the evergreens (which should also provide extra support and places for you to just naturally work/weave in the decorative pieces. There’s no real rhyme or reason, just go with your gut and enjoy the process.

west elm - How To Make An Assymetrical Wreath At Home

west elm - How To Make An Assymetrical Wreath At Home

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Susan

November 29, 2016

Great wreath! What is the name of the blue gray paint color on the wall below the wreath?

Carrie

December 8, 2016

Where can I find the cecropia leaves?? I have been searching everywhere 🙂

Maxwell Tielman

December 9, 2016

Carrie—we picked up these items from Manhattan’s flower market, but we imagine that any flower market or wholesaler is a good place to look. Most floral wholesalers can also order specific stems for you.

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