While I love the traditional evergreen boxwood look as much as the next person, I’ve been itching to try my hand at making a more minimal version of the holiday wreath. I’ve seen a few around lately and they’re just so elegant, plus they’re super simple to DIY. Want to know how? Read on for all the details!
- 4 brass tubes
- Wire cutters
- Dried seeded eucalyptus (or other dried/faux foliage)
- Small baubles
- Painter’s tape (optional)
- Black spray paint (optional)
Feed a length of wire through all four of your brass tubes.
Fashion the tubes into a diamond shape, then twist the wire ends to fasten them together. Make a loop with the excess wire – this will allow you to hang the wreath once it’s complete.
Set aside your brass rods and start taping your baubles to prep them for painting. I decided to give my baubles a ‘dipped’ look so I sectioned off the areas that I wanted to paint using painter’s tape.
Note: This part is completely optional – if you’d prefer not to paint your ornaments, just skip ahead to Step 5.
Once your baubles are all taped up, spray paint them in your chosen colour. Then remove the painter’s tape when the baubles are dry.
Affix the baubles to your brass rods with string (try to vary the lengths of string so that each bauble hangs at a different height).
Cut your foliage to size, then start fastening the branches to the top half of your wreath by coiling wire around the stems and brass rods.
Cover up the wire coils as you go by carefully positioning the leaves from the other pieces of foliage in your wreath.
Once all your foliage is securely in place, tie a piece of string through the loop at the top of your wreath and it’s ready to hang!
Very elegant. Wonderful job, Stephanie.
Thanks so much Chris! It’s become a nice addition to my front door 🙂
This will make perfect hostess gifts. But I need things spelled out. Where do you find the brass tubing? And what diameter and length is it?
Hi Jodi, I’m so glad you like the wreath! I found the brass tubing at a hobby store – each tube was around 8 inches (20cm) long and 0.1 inches (3mm) in diameter. I hope this helps… let me know if you need any further info 🙂