If you do a search on Pinterest for wreaths, you may immediately say to yourself "nope, nope, nope...too much work". Or in my case you may gasp on how many different ways there are to make a burlap bow. It's terrifying really.
I just wanted to make a simple wreath (because I love them). One that was wild, practical...and not going to cost a bunch of money or require me to source botanicals from the local flower market (as much as I love the flower market). So I enlisted the help of my Mom, who runs a Garden Coaching Service called Garden & Twig. Together we foraged our yards for some practical, beautiful items that would make for lovely (and free!) wreaths.
From Jan at Garden & Twig:
Three great choices for simple wreaths are lavender, rosemary and eucalyptus. You may be able to find these in your garden or a friends garden (like we did) or you can purchase them from your local flower market. The lavender should be cut and dried in advance or purchased already dried. However the rosemary and eucalyptus will dry on the wreath if kept in a cool dry spot after construction, so these may be cut fresh to use. Good spots for them to dry are outdoor spaces like a covered porch. After a week or so, they can be brought into your home to create helpful aromatherapy for the Fall season (nothing clears a snuffy nose like rosemary and eucalyptus!) You can even hang your rosemary wreath in the kitchen for easy snips while cooking -- so many uses for these pretty and practical wreaths!
Green Florists Wire on a Base
Your favorite greenery (see above for ideas) - we used Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Lavender and a bit of Crab Apple
Create bunches with samples of your greenery, and keep building along your chosen base while using the wire to wrap around (do not cut the wire but rather keep it attached to it's base (see below). Continue to repeat this method until your base is full with no gaps. There is no right or wrong way and sometimes the more "wild" a wreath becomes, the prettier it is! You may add a bow or any other accessories you desire (I like to keep my wreaths looking simple and very natural).