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Easy to Make Christmas Wreath for Beginners

This is a really easy wrath that is perfect for beginners! Just mix 3-5 types of greens with different colors and structures. Poke in a few red decorations and you’re done!

Simple, yet pretty
Things I used (plus Juniper ’Blue Carpet’, that I forgot in the video)
Juniper ’Blue Carpet’ in the foreground makes the red pop
Tuck in fairy lights to make the wreath extra festive! ✨🌲☃️

Decorating the Porch for Christmas

My front porch got a Christmas makeover this weekend. I just gathered the wreaths and winter containers that i’ve made last week and put string lights on. We’re lucky to live close to many big forests so getting greens and using them for these types of projects is easy 🌲💡🌿

All the greens except for this garland are real. The garland is faux, I just don’t have the patient to make one that’s real.
My Christmas wreath. Video tutorial coming up as soon as I have the time to edit it.
A few string lights make everything look so pretty. Especially when the days are short.
Container arrangement with a mix of perennials and greens.
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Hellebore ’Niger’
My winter wreath
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DIY Make Your Own Winter Wreath – Video Tutorial

Video tutorial on how to make this simple winter wreath. Enjoy!

The greens came from my garden and from the forest. You can use pretty much any type of evergreens and your wreath will look pretty. For extra interest, mix different colors and textures.

Simple DYI Fall Wreath – Video Tutorial

I got asked to show how I go about making my wreaths by an online garden store. So I went outside of my comfort zone and made a video tutorial. I figured it was easier to show the process though a video than with photos.

The wreath is simple. The base is made out of dried ferns. For extra decoration I added dried Hydrangeas, Agastache, grasses and artificial acorns. The acorn were the only thing that did not come out of my garden.

Dried Ferns, dried Hydrangea ’Annabelle’, Agastache blooms, grass and acorns

Dried Hydrangeas Fail and Another Fall Wreath (out of Hydrangeas)

A few weeks back I dried the blooms from my Hydrangea Limelight. To my surprise, they all died. They lost color and shape and I had to toss them. So what went wrong? Well, I cut them too early. They hadn’t begun to dry on the shrub yet so they still needed a lot of moisture.

In order to retain color and shape, you will need to let flowers partially dry on the shrub first. Cut them when the color begins to fade but while they still hold their shape.

My second attempt turned out better. The blooms dried beautifully since I waited until later in the season before I cut them. I followed the steps that I describe in my previous post on how to dry hydrangea blooms.

A blend of Hydrangea ’Limelight’ and Hydrangea ’Annabelle’ turned into this simple, yet gorgeous fall wreath.