Boost your crafting skills by learning how to make a wreath with greenery to achieve a completely new and beautiful design filled with visual interest.
Hey, y’all! Making wreaths is obviously something I’m passionate about. I think wreath-making is often overlooked, but it’s a craft that is easily adaptable and appropriate for a huge variety of occasions and situations.
The real beauty of a wreath isn’t just about how you can use them for each holiday or season, however. Rather, the absolute best part about making wreaths is how much depth and interest you can add with elements such as bows, greenery, florals and more. It’s just plain fun, y’all!
In particular, adding greenery to your wreath gives you and your customers something to look at besides mesh and ribbon. This additional element adds a whole new dimension to your wreaths and also gives each one a more complete look.
Whether you are a hobby wreath maker or a craftpreneur, these tips will help you take your wreath-making skills to a whole new level. By learning this technique, you’ll be able to impress your friends and family with your wreath designs or, as a craftpreneur, these same tips will enthrall your customers and keep them coming back for more designs that you create.
I have our friend and fellow wreath-maker Joni from Belle Chase Wreaths here to walk you through how to elevate any wreath design by adding greenery to it.
How To Add Greenery to a Wreath
Today I’m going to walk you through step-by-step how to take any wreath and make it evergreen wreath by adding greenery and florals to it.
But first, here’s a quick refresh regarding how to make your deco mesh wreath! This can be a good classic base project you can customize in any way you’d like before we start more layers to the wreath. We recently shared a detailed video walking you through the process of creating your deco mesh wreath to help make the process even easier to learn.
Add Greenery to Any Wreath
Alright, now that you have your wreath ready, it’s time to add a bow (or two)… perhaps a Terri Bow and some greenery and florals to it. Here are all the insider tips and tricks for easily adding florals and greenery to your wreath so they stay right where you want them.
Additional Supplies And Tools Needed:
- Steelpix Stemming Machine
- Floral Picks
- DAP Rapid Fuse Gel Glue
- Needle-nose pliers
- Greenery and Florals
Where To Buy Greenery For Your Wreath
DecoExchange has a nice selection of affordable and beautiful greenery and florals for all your wreath-making needs. There, you can find different shades of green and different textures to fit any wreath design.
How To Make A Wreath With Greenery
You are halfway done creating your evergreen wreath. Now, it’s time to add your florals to give it that final, completed look.
- Grab a piece of greenery that you want to add.
- Use the stemming machine to add a floral pick to the end of the greenery stem.
- Dip the end of the floral pick into your glue (you don’t need a lot).
- Find the spot where you want to add the greenery to your wreath.
- Stick the floral pick into one of the ties where you bundled your deco mesh together (because it’s thicker and more stable there).
- Push it through the pipe cleaner.
- Keeping in mind that the picks are sharp, take your needle-nose pliers and bend the end of the floral pick around the deco mesh. Now it’s glued and bent around the mesh and should stay in place.
- Now you have an evergreen wreath!
The Secret Tips And Tricks To Adding Greenery
While it might sound simple to add greenery to your wreath (and it can be), here are some of my secret tips and hacks when it comes to elevating your wreath.
1. Use The Rule Of Three When Adding Larger Plants
Things arranged in odd numbers are more appealing, memorable, and effective than even-numbered groupings. Also, when you see an odd number of things, your eye moves around more, creating a more interesting visual experience.
2. Only Use Industrial Strength Glue
We don’t want the design to be ruined by a falling succulent/plant.
3. Use A Variety Of Textures And Plants To Fill The Base
Make sure that your base doesn’t show through. It just looks better not to be able to see it. If, however, you are using a grapevine, you may decide to show some of the base and that’s just fine.
4. Use A Variety of “Greens”
Don’t stick to just one color for your greenery. Use a variety of light and darker greens, not only with your ferns and other greenery but also with your florals. Take advantage of the variety to add depth and visual interest to your project!
5. Make Sure Your Greenery Does Not Lay Flat On The Base
I’m not sure it can get any more boring than that. Your greenery and florals have wires to allow you to bend and shape them so you can pose your plants and greenery for added visual interest.
6. Place Greenery Stems At An Angle
When you are adding greenery to grapevine wreaths, avoid having stems sticking out the back. If you need to, cut the extra-long stems down to make them shorter so they don’t stick out.
7. Stand Back And Take A photo
Look at your photo to decide whether your design is complete. Seeing your wreath in a photo as opposed to looking at it up close will help you see any missing gaps that you need to fill.
I find it best to take a break from working on your design and clear your mind before coming back to take that photo. When you do that, it’s like looking at the design with fresh eyes. You’ll likely find a spot or two you want to adjust.
I hope you guys learned a trick or two about how to add florals and greenery to your wreaths today!
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