Make a beautiful fresh wreath with a variety of greenery cut from the garden with this easy step-by-step tutorial

The Everything Wreath: Fresh, Festive, and Free

The everything wreath is everything you could hope for in a holiday decoration: it’s fresh, festive, and free! Take the challenge this year to make a fresh wreath and get a little garden therapy while you are at it. The best part is that you will come up with something different every time you try it! Everything Wreath Make a beautiful fresh wreath with a variety of greenery cut from the garden with this easy step-by-step tutorial

Fresh, Festive, and Free

While out in the garden clipping greenery for an upcoming article on the best greenery to use in holiday decorating, I cut a pretty branch from everything in the garden that looked festive: a sprig of golden Euonymus and some variegated boxwood;  some glossy green Sarcococca leaves accompanied by shiny black berries; evergreen branches that vary from dusty blue-green to lemony lime-green; and even some Hydrangea and Sedum flowers that were looking lovely as their rose-hues deepened in cold temperature.

After photographing all of these lovely stems, I couldn’t just toss them in the compost bin! And so the “Everything Wreath” was born.

A beautiful holiday wreath made for free from the garden

The Everything Wreath

To make this everything wreath I used one or two cuttings of all the evergreens, conifers, and flower heads that looked appealing in my garden.

To make your own everything wreath, grab your clippers and head out to the garden or a public space (that you are allowed to take trimmings from) and snip whatever you think looks appealing.

With a few more materials,  this wreath is easy to make and a lovely work of art that is so much prettier than an artificial wreath. Enjoy the fresh air, get festive, and let’s make a wreath!

Make a beautiful fresh wreath with a variety of greenery cut from the garden with this easy step-by-step tutorial

Materials

  • Fresh-cut garden greenery
  • Grapevine wreath form
  • Garden twine or wire
  • Pruners

Make it!

Gather a bundle of greenery and make a little bouquet. Trim the ends so that it becomes a nice, neat bundle.Make a beautiful fresh wreath with a variety of greenery cut from the garden with this easy step-by-step tutorial

Use garden twine or wire (I used wire) to wrap the stems of the bouquet together, and then wrap the wire around the grapevine wreath form.  Don’t cut the wire, leave one end of it on the roll as you will use it for the entire project.Make a beautiful fresh wreath with a variety of greenery cut from the garden with this easy step-by-step tutorial

Make another bouquet and overlap the tops of the second bouquet over the wire that attaches the first bouquet. Add a few more bouquets until you start to run out of greenery.

You can fill up the whole wreath this way, or only do a portion of it. Here is what a fully-covered fresh evergreen wreath looks like.

I chose to do just the bottom quarter and leave the rest bare. If you are only doing a portion of the wreath, your last bouquet will be placed in the opposite direction of the others, tucking the stems in under the previous bouquet.Make a beautiful fresh wreath with a variety of greenery cut from the garden with this easy step-by-step tutorial

When the last bouquet is attached, cut and secure the wire.

Use more clippings to fill in the wreath and cover the wire by tucking stems into the wreath form and under the wire.Make a beautiful fresh wreath with a variety of greenery cut from the garden with this easy step-by-step tutorial

You can also add decorative elements like ribbon, ornaments, pinecones, or succulent cuttings.Make a beautiful fresh wreath with a variety of greenery cut from the garden with this easy step-by-step tutorial

See how to wire pinecones and succulent cuttings in this article on holiday floral arrangements.

The wreath would also look beautiful with some of these bleached pinecones!

Hang your wreath on the door and admire your handiwork. It’s pretty stunning for a free wreath, right!?Make a beautiful fresh wreath with a variety of greenery cut from the garden with this easy step-by-step tutorial

Did you know that Garden Therapy can be brought around with you on your mobile? That’s right, we are on the bHome app where you can get updates on the blog and our social accounts all in one place! I’m sharing this project today as part of bHome for the Holidays, where you can tour a bunch of the bloggers who are also on the bHome app with Garden Therapy. Head over to the bHome app (it’s free) and with one tap you can also enter in to win a $250 gift card to Farmhouse Refined!

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Day One

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French Garden House * Shabby Fu Fu * Zevy Joy * Redhead Can Decorate * My Soulful Home

Day Two

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Starfish Cottage * Little Farmstead * So Much Better with Age * Cedar Hill Farmhouse

bHome Tour http://mysoulfulhome.com Garden Therapy * TeaselwoodDesign * Shabby Art Boutique

Day Three

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Love of Home * Duke Manor Farm * Setting for Four

bHome Holiday Tour http://mysoulfulhome.com White Lace Cottage * Cupcakes & Crinoline * Our Southern Home

Day Four

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Designthusiasm * Celebrating Everyday Life * Savvy Southern Style

bHome Holiday Tour http://mysoulfulhome.com Laura Trevey * Confessions of a Serial DIY’er * Housepitality Designs * She Holds Dearly

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Kelly Wilkniss
    Kelly WilknissDecember 2,16

    Great idea Stephanie! I am always cutting a bit of this & that from my garden and putting it in little vases. An “Everything Wreath” is a terrific idea!

  2. Kristy Seibert
    Kristy SeibertDecember 2,16

    This wreath is gorgeous! You have inspired me to do a live wreath sometime…I never have tried it. I also really like the asymmetrical placement of the greenery and florals. So fun blog hopping with you this week!

  3. Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique
    Kerryanne @ Shabby Art BoutiqueDecember 2,16

    Love the everything wreath Stephanie. Your garden is filled with such beauty. Merry Christmas!

  4. Jamie
    JamieDecember 2,16

    So pretty! Now please make me a wreath ;)
    Hugs, Jamie

  5. Julie
    JulieDecember 3,16

    Great idea and very pretty wreath! Merry Christmas!

  6. Lory at Designthusiasm
    Lory at DesignthusiasmDecember 4,16

    Stephanie, this is just fabulous!! I’ve always wanted to make a wreath whenever I see the forms but then I get so intimidated. Yours is stunning and you’ve explained it so well… :-)

  7. Sarah | She Holds Dearly
    Sarah | She Holds DearlyDecember 9,16

    I love how resourceful you are!

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