December 7, 2018

with Maxit Flower Design

A DIY Holiday Wreath That Will Last

We’ve often dreamed of providing our lovely community with a DIY wreath tutorial. But, let’s be honest, some of us weren’t born with the crafting gene. So, we followed the advice we often give you — engage an expert! Cue Maria Maxit of Maxit Flower Design, A.K.A. the Queen of Flowers. Maria and her talented team curate stunning floral designs for weddings and events, and we always jump at the chance to work with her!

Marie Flanigan Maria Maxit DIY Natural Wreath Maxit Flower Design

Dried Floral Wreath by Maria Maxit with Maxit Flower Design

We felt confident that Maria could teach even the least artistically-inclined to create a wreath worthy of our front door and we were so right! Read on to follow Maria’s step-by-step guide for crafting a wreath that will last through the holiday season and beyond.

Marie Flanigan Maria Maxit DIY Natural Dried Holiday Wreath Maxit Flower Design

Marie Flanigan crafts a dried floral wreath with Maria Maxit, owner of Maxit Flower Design

Step 1

For a classic look, find a monochromatic color pallet and stick with it. Gather up those supplies, including a grapevine circular base, floral wire, scissors, and any adornments of your choosing.

Marie Flanigan Maria Maxit DIY Natural Dried Holiday Wreath Maxit Flower Design

Dried Florals: Bleached Preserved Ruscus, Pinecones, Dried Lavender, Bleached Preserved Fern, Dried Grasses, and Grapevine Base

Maria recommends dried product because, not only is it trendy, but it gives your wreath longevity. Maria just got back from Paris and said that dried florals were EVERYWHERE!

Marie Flanigan Maria Maxit DIY Natural Dried Holiday Wreath Maxit Flower Design

Step 2

Next, use the floral wire to make little bundles with your product. Then begin adding them to the wreath, helping you establish the shape.

Marie Flanigan Maria Maxit DIY Natural Dried Holiday Wreath Maxit Flower Design

Wrap the floral wire around your grapevine to secure the bundles. I usually wrap 2 – 3 times to be sure it stays in place.

Step 3

For this particular wreath, we’re aiming for a horseshoe shape. To create this asymmetrical look, stop adding bundles on one side when you’re happy with the look and begin attaching them in the opposite direction.

Marie Flanigan Maria Maxit DIY Natural Dried Holiday Wreath Maxit Flower Design

Step 4

Once you’ve achieved your desired shape, place smaller accents throughout the wreath. You can place them directly into the bundles and grapevine. You’ll feel a little resistance and they should remain exactly where you place them.

Marie Flanigan Maria Maxit DIY Natural Dried Holiday Wreath Maxit Flower Design

Step 5

To add focal points to your wreath, incorporate something lovely like pine cones.

Marie Flanigan Maria Maxit DIY Natural Dried Holiday Wreath Maxit Flower Design

You can even spray paint them gold! Wrap floral wire around the base of the pine cone, creating two wire ‘legs.’

Marie Flanigan Maria Maxit DIY Natural Dried Holiday Wreath Maxit Flower Design

Then wrap each leg around the wreath. Continue adding pine cones to create a grouping.

How to Make Your Own Wreath with Dried Flowers Holiday DIY

Step 6

For an extra special touch, grab some beautiful ribbon. We love using it in an unexpected way, like hanging down from the wreath.

Marie Flanigan Maria Maxit DIY Natural Dried Holiday Wreath Maxit Flower Design

Step 7

You’re ready to hang!

Dried Floral Wreath DIY Make Your Own Holiday Wreath How To

Create a hook on the back of your wreath by tying off a circle of floral wire. Your beautiful wreath can be placed on your front door or inside your home as a piece of art!

Marie Flanigan Maria Maxit DIY Natural Dried Holiday Wreath Maxit Flower Design

Happy crafting! Be sure to tag us on Instagram (#MFIMoments) once your wreath is happily hung – we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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