With wreaths having a renaissance of their own, this is the perfect time of year as decorations are taken down to fling some back on your walls! Fresh or dried, seasonal and wild, wreaths can be tweaked to suit any budget or style. Hanging prettily over a drinks table or dramatically hanging in abundance from the ceiling, these delicate babies breath (Gypsophila) and copper wreaths are simple to make and dry beautifully.
Finding a wedding DIY that can be done in advance of the event is a plus, as it means less work for you right before your big moment! These copper wreaths are used in colder climates to fashion holly wreaths, bound and stuffed with moss. You should be able to find them at florist wholesalers (ask your local florist), or you could fashion some yourself with wire.
What You Will Need:
- Wire wreath bases
- Sharp floral scissors
- Twine (optional)
- Babies breath/Gypsophila – I used one full bunch for these three wreaths
Step 1. Carefully separate all of the babies breath stems, and cut into sections. Leave most long, so they can be wound around the wreath base. The longer the pieces, the more airy and delicate the final wreath will be. Cut small pieces of twine to have to hand while you’re creating. I didn’t end up using any, but keep in mind, if you are making these fresh in advance of an event, when they dry the flowers will shrink slightly and become less stable. Twine is a good option to keep them firmly together!
Step 2. Begin carefully weaving the babies breath through the wreath. If you have fashioned your own wreath base from one strand of wire, twine will come in handy at this point. Work with all stems facing in the same direction around the wreath, and keep the flowers quite spread out. The more you place together, the more dense the overall outcome will be.
Step 3. Keep a few longer strands aside to place into the wreath once it has been hung. You can make the wreath quite wild and loose by adding in some lovely long floral hero pieces towards the end.
These wreaths look stunning hung in clusters, and could also be placed as table centrepieces. For a romantic wedding or modern and sweet engagement party, wreaths are a stunning decorative feature. Eucalyptus, olive and most woody stemmed foliage would also work well. Having photographed these in my house several weeks ago, they still look gorgeous and may never come down!
Ms Zebra Says: These darling wreaths are a perfect wall feature that are both beautiful and intricate – but cost effective! Thanks Ms Honeycomb for another fantastic way to add drama to your event without having to spend the Earth!
About Ms Honeycomb – Hi, I’m Nicola, the florist and crafter behind rubyandjoy. I’m a gardening, fabric loving, mint tea drinking, brownie baking, book obsessed maker! I love a good adventure having just moved back from five years in Scotland (with my lovely Scottish husband).