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!
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.
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!
Next, use the floral wire to make little bundles with your product. Then begin adding them to the wreath, helping you establish the shape.
Wrap the floral wire around your grapevine to secure the bundles. I usually wrap 2 – 3 times to be sure it stays in place.
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.
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.
To add focal points to your wreath, incorporate something lovely like pine cones.
You can even spray paint them gold! Wrap floral wire around the base of the pine cone, creating two wire ‘legs.’
Then wrap each leg around the wreath. Continue adding pine cones to create a grouping.
For an extra special touch, grab some beautiful ribbon. We love using it in an unexpected way, like hanging down from the wreath.
You’re ready to hang!
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!
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!