We googled general wreath DIY's and with some basic tips in mind, went about doing a mash-up of our own thing.
I thought I'd share the materials we used and the simple steps to create your own wreath.
1. Large spruce pine cones.
2. Dogwood or grapevine (to create circle form).
3. Sprigs of cedar.
4. Eastern hemlock pine cones.
1. Create a circle form from a cutting of grapevine or dogwood (I used about 22"-25" for a mini wreath, but adjust as you please depending on the final wreath size you want to make). Bend carefully into a circle, overlapping the ends together to create a more secure hold. Duct tape ends together. You can continue bending your form into a more proper circle after taping together as well.
2. Cover circle form with floral tape, stretching the tape as you go. This step can be optional if you prefer to just leave the grapevine colour showing as is.
3. Cut small sections/pieces of hemlock or cedar (for this wreath I used the hemlock). Working with 2-3 pieces bunched together, attach to circle with one long continuous piece of wire (about 30"+) winding around the ends 3-4 times to secure.
4. Repeat step 3, continuing from left to right, overlapping as you go with the same piece of wire until circle is completed. Secure the wire at the end to ensure it won't unravel.
• try to ensure with the hemlock that the dark green side of the foliage is showing.
• if you run out of wire attach another piece by twisting ends together and continue along.
5. Adjust any odd pieces + trim as needed. As you can probably notice above, I have some wire showing that I'd want to hide a little better.
6. With a glue gun, attach pine cones for decoration and any other foraged materials you'd like. Allow to dry. Add a ribbon of your choice for hanging and voila!
Hope you'll be creating your own mini wreaths and if you have any questions, feel free to comment below or shoot me an email and I'll do my best to help.