I’ve always loved the idea of hosting a wreath making party leading up to the holidays… gathering a group of friends to craft something pretty to decorate their homes, combined with plenty of conversation and boozy cocoa drinking. It’s the perfect excuse to get everyone together to celebrate the holidays, devour a cheeseboard, bake some holiday cookies, and get crafty! Our friend Samantha from Bricolage Floral Studio is sharing an easy DIY wreath that uses materials you can pick up at any craft store. Looking for the perfect excuse to stay in this weekend? Scroll on for our new favorite DIY of the season. Happy crafting!

*photos by laura dominguez

The inspiration behind my design was to create a holiday wreath that I could decorate the inside of my home with. Something that felt less bulky, more modern but still with the wild organic feel that I love.


Here’s what you’ll need to create Samantha’s winter berry wreath:

  • Wreath Hoop
  • Floral Wire
  • Wire Cutters
  • Greenery and berries


Step 1

Create small hand held bundles of the greenery clippings.


Step 2

Lay the bundle over the metal hoop, and attach the bundle with floral wire where the stems meet the metal hoop.


Step 3

When creating your second bundle, don’t stress about it being exactly like the first one in terms of fullness or in the amount of each type of greenery used. The variety will help keep things feeling asymmetrical and organic.


Step 4

Place this bundle on top of the stems of the first bundle and continue with the floral wire, wrapping around the second bundle all the way down to the stems.


Step 5

Continue this until you feel your wreath is complete, we like to leave a bit of the hoop peeking out.


Step 6

To hide gaps and unsightly stems or wire, secure air plants to these spots by pushing a 2″ piece of floral wire through the bottom and wrapping it around the hoop.


And a few of Samantha’s DIY wreath expert tips! 

When choosing your foliage, use greenery that will dry well. We used seeded eucalyptus, cedar, grevillea foliage & nandina.

Be sure all of your bundles are facing down and flowing in the same direction.

Do not cut your floral wire until after you’ve secured your very last bundle.

Although these can be hung outside, these wreaths are especially great for indoor use as holiday decor or gifts.

17 comments
  1. 1
    Jessica | November 29, 2016 at 11:45 am

    I love that wreath, it looks so easy to make but then again, I’m not an expert! x

    Jessica — NinetyCo

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    Kait Kwan | November 29, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Where can you get a plain wreath hoop like that? The only ones I can find would not look good leaving a portion of the wreath bare for the hoop to be seen. Love this tutorial!

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  3. 3
    karin | November 29, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Well…just was informed by George that the session is NOT free…darn, but sounded wonderful to begin with…not sure I want to spend $50 for it.

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  4. 4
    Samantha Lee | November 29, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Ah, wish I was in Austin for this! That wreath is beautiful.
    http://www.wonderlandsam.com

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  5. 5
    Warren Cardinal | November 30, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I love your hand-made wreath… and beautiful photography!

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  6. 6
    Hardman | December 3, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Wonderful idea for holidays, simply, but with taste. And main, it is possible to do with own hands. I will take on a note.

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    cardinalkay64 | December 5, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks for using the positive words asymmetrical + organic which gives me “permission” to stop obsessing over the wreaths we made to hang inside all our windows this year!

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  8. 8
    Claudia | December 6, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Can’t wait for fresh winter and spring wreaths! Thank you I’m a floral designer

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    Lucie | December 8, 2018 at 9:43 am

    I can’t believe how pretty the result is! I haven’t started decorating for Christmas yet but I’ll definitely have that in mind when I start shopping for it a little bit! I’d love to be able to recreate that !
    Lucie,

    http://thefrenchpier.blogspot.com/

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    Ashley Quinn | December 10, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I love this post and the wreath is darling. Your photos were really cute and fun. Thanks for the great tutorial!
    Ashley

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    Ellie Davis | December 10, 2018 at 9:36 pm

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