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How to Make an Evergreen Wreath

Using fresh greens, we’ll show you how to make an evergreen wreath to add a touch of natural beauty to your front door all Winter long.

An evergreen wreath hanging from a door.

DIY Fresh Evergreen Wreath

Fresh and natural wreaths are our favorite types of wreaths to make and display. Whenever possible, we gather items from nature such as mulberry vines, boxwood, birch, wheat and driftwood to turn into pretty decorative wreaths. Simple, evergreen wreaths are especially lovely to see in the Winter and over the holidays.

This particular evergreen wreath was made with clippings from my mom’s Christmas tree. While the pine needles on my tree had mostly fallen off, her tree on the other hand was still going strong even after the holidays! Although it was time to take the tree down, she decided to trim the tree and use the cuttings to make a pretty evergreen wreath.

Bottom half of a Christmas tree.

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How to Make an Evergreen Wreath:

Using gardening shears, trim clippings of the Christmas tree in 6-8” lengths. Clip enough pieces of evergreen to cover one grapevine wreath.

Cut a few 5” long pieces of floral wire to have ready for assembling. 

Starting with one bunch of clippings, hold it against the grapevine wreath and secure to the wreath with floral wire. Secure in two spots along the bunch to keep from flopping. 

Securing pieces of evergreen trimmings on a grapevine wreath.

Next, take another bunch and layer it over top of the first bunch covering the cut ends. Secure with floral wire. 

Layering evergreen trimmings on the grapevine wreath.

Continue working all the way around the wreath until grapevine wreath is fully covered. Go back and fill in any gaps in the wreath with extra pieces of greenery and then using the gardening shears to trim any sides that are uneven.

Woman holding a finished evergreen wreath.

When done, hang your evergreen wreath outside in the cool, fresh air until it’s time to replace with a new Spring wreath.

An evergreen wreath hanging against a brick wall.

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How to Make an Evergreen Wreath

Jane and Sonja
Using fresh greens, we'll show you how to make an evergreen wreath.
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Materials
  

  • Christmas Tree
  • Gardening shears
  • Grapevine wreath buy or make your own, 12” or larger
  • Floral wire or twine

Instructions
 

  • Using gardening shears, trim clippings of the Christmas tree in 6-8” lengths.
  • Cut a few 5” long pieces of floral wire to have ready for assembling.
  • Starting with one bunch of clippings, hold it against the grapevine wreath and secure to the wreath with floral wire. Secure in two spots along the bunch to keep from flopping.
  • Next, take another bunch and layer it over top of the first bunch covering the cut ends. Secure with floral wire.
  • Continue working all the way around the wreath until grapevine wreath is fully covered.
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Jenna

Thursday 4th of February 2021

I can't believe your mom's Christmas tree still looked so fresh! Beautiful winter wreath!

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