Two ways to dress up a faux evergreen wreath for Christmas + a bow tying tutorial!
One of my favorite parts of Christmas is decorating wreaths! I simply can't have Christmas without making at least one. I owe this quirk to my mother and aunt who use to make fresh wreaths and garland every year for my grandfather's Christmas tree farm.
I spent many a happy hour helping them cut greenery and pick up pinecones, so making a wreath just brings back all those cold Novembers on the farm.
These days I'm more apt to make a wreath using faux evergreen, but I'm picky about the quality and shape. When I found these Australian pine and magnolia mixed wreaths with beautiful pine cones, I just knew I had to share them with y'all.
I ended up styling this elegant wreath two ways:
- Decorated with faux fruit slices, red berries, and green plaid ribbon
- Tied with a simple red velvet bow and gold bell
Both looks are festive and traditional!
To add berries or fruit to your basic evergreen wreath all you need are some floral picks and hot glue. I shared a tutorial for this last year in this post.
If you are not into DIY, shop this Williamsburg inspired wreath here.
The second look is simple but dramatic with a big bow tied on top and bell hanging in the center. You could also use a beautiful ornament, sleigh bell, or horn instead of a bell. This look certainly takes less work.
To learn to tie this simple bow watch this video:
To secure an ornament or bell from the top of the wreath just take a piece of fishing line and tie it around the top of the wreath or attach it to the bow wire like I did at the end of the video.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope I've given you some ideas to easily dress up your wreath for the holidays.