Winter Berry Wreath
It’s always fun to decorate for the holidays, but I love using versatile decorations that I can leave up all winter. Today’s project is a Winter Berry Wreath that will look lovely gracing your door all season long and it couldn’t be easier to put together.
Supplies needed to make this project:
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: Wreath (any size)
- (1/2 yard) Striped Fabric
- Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue
- (2) Berry Picks with Pine
- 2″ Natural Linen Ribbon
- Floral Pins
- Cutting Mat and Rotary Cutter (optional)
- Snowflake Ornament (optional)
You’ll start by cutting your fabric into 2″ strips which will be used to wrap around and cover your wreath. While you can cut these strips with scissors, I prefer to use a rotary cutter and mat, it saves time and helps create crisp straight lines in the fabric.
After your strips are cut and ready, you’ll secure one end of a fabric strip with a floral pin into the foam and start wrapping the strip around the wreath form, securing again at the end.
Continue on with this process adding in new strips of fabric secured with the floral pins as you go until wreath is entirely covered with fabric.
Start gluing on twigs in a fanned out pattern on one side of the wreath. These work as a filler and add beautiful texture to the wreath.
When you have your twigs in place, you’ll use floral pins to secure your berry picks to the wreath. Place them both going in opposite directions. Use floral pins and hot glue to secure it in place.
Take your ribbon and cut a length of about 36″. Holding the ribbon securely in your hand, start tucking it into folds and add glue to keep it in place. This creates a ruffly “bow” which you will then glue to the front of the wreath covering where the berry stems were attached. At this point you can add on a snowflake ornament, but I decided I liked the look of the ribbon alone.
Now you’ve got a lovely winter berry wreath that is not only simple to assemble but would be easy to customize to fit your decor style. Adding fabric to the foam wreath form is a great way to inexpensively add style and personality to your wreaths.
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