Holiday Wreathmaking

Upon seeing a display of gorgeous handmade floral wreaths at City & State during a pop-up event last month, I reached out to my floral designer friend Kristin of Everbloom Designs. I have officially entered the first holiday season (since childhood) with my own front door; thus a wreath was a must, of course.

Kristin came by the house earlier in the week with bunches of aromatic herbs and greenery. I loved understanding and first-hand witnessing the creative eye and thoughtfulness required of floral design. The final product looks perfect for Thanksgiving and the Chanukah celebrations, which commence right before we know it.

If you're a bit intimidated by the DIY-esque opportunity, leave it to the expert herself. Kristin's wide range of floral and holiday wreaths are available for purchase online.

Or, make a wreath with Kristin at City & State on December 6 at 6 p.m.! The workshop will provide tools, florals and instruction from start to finish. Sign up here.

Keep scrolling for the step-by-step...

What you'll need:

Spiral eucalyptus Silver dollar eucalyptus Gunni eucalyptus Olive branch Rosemary Grapewine wreath Covered wire Green floral wire Floral shears

1. Begin with a store-bought grapevine wreath. Kristin deconstructs hers and reties with covered cord for a looser look.

2. Create "mini bouquets" of greenery (approx. 1/2 inch in diameter), tied together with green floral wire.

3. Tuck each bouquet at an angle into the wreath, securing with covered wire. Repeat with as many bouquets as desired.

4. Spray with water to protect greenery, and hook onto your front door before your next holiday-hosted event.

See more floral inspiration on Kristin's site.