Utah’s wooded landscape is the perfect environment to forage for rustic, botanical style holiday materials. But did you know, you don’t have to travel far to find natural materials for your holiday wreath? That’s right, no hiking gear required. Many materials can be foraged in your backyard, neighborhood park, or even on the side of the road!
With just a few materials and easy steps you can make your own Holiday wreaths.
Grapevine Wreath Backing (can buy from most craft stores)
Foraged Pine Cones, Bark, Odds & Ends
*Optional - Round nose pliers (for twisting wire)
The easiest way to build wreaths is on a hook against the back of a door, or against a flat surface. This way, you can stand back and take a look throughout the process.
You may have noticed in the video, Jenevieve mentioned “breaking the circle." This simply means, get creative! You can have twigs, or any other material, poking out in various directions. This serves to give your finished product a rustic, one-of-a-kind feel.
Step 2: Select your base greenery. It's best to start with the largest branches and work down. Place the branch on one side of the wreath with one hand and wire it by looping the wire around several times with the other.
Step 3: Select your secondary greenery. Choose things with texture like Arborvitae, Cedar or Juniper with berries. Place it anywhere you can weave a branch through other branches, which helps to secure them before wiring.