Your wedding decorations don't need to be cliché—see ya, round mirror centerpieces! Using a little DIY and creativity, you can add pretty, personal style to your wedding reception with a wreath. Hang one on your wall to make a sweet style statement. Here's how to do it.
Start by gathering all your supplies. You can find most of them at a crafts store, although you'll likely need to head to a florist, greenhouse, or garden center to pick up the live fern. Here are the things you need on hand:
- Boston fern
- Florist's wire
- Silk flowers
- 1/8" nails
- Double-sided tape
Once you have your supplies gathered, you're ready to assemble your wreath. Because this project uses a live plant, you can't make it too far in advance of your big day, so keep that in mind when planning. You can safely make it one to two days before your wedding day and stash the pieces in a refigerator to keep the fronds looking fresh.
1. Cut or break off fern stems about 8 to 12 inches in length. We used 10 fern stems for each side (a total of 20). If you want to add any other greenery or flowers, cut the stems to 8 to 12 inches in length and set aside.
2. Create two crescent moon shapes by twisting together two florist's wire pieces that are about 8 inches in length and forming them into a crescent shape. Keep in mind they won't be perfectly straight, and that's fine. The ferns will cover them! Curl the wire into a small loop on the top of the crescent shape—this loop will be used for hanging the decoration on the wall on a small nail. Repeat to create the second shape.
3. Add fern pieces to the wire form by cutting a 1-inch piece of florist's wire and securing the greenery and silk flowers (if desired) onto the crescent-shaped wire. You can use as much or as little greenery as you like; just be sure to cover the stem bases to make the backdrop full.
4. Now that the wire shapes are covered and secure, nail your first 1/8" nail into the wall and hand your first crescent shape. Line up your second nail about 6 inches across from and parallel with the first nail. This is where you will hang your second crescent shape, forming the look of a wreath. Use a level for best alignment. Your ferns and greenery should easily cover the nails. If this is not the case, adjust your stems. It's also helpful to use double-sided tape to keep any stray pieces in place.
Stand back and admire your hard work! (And also make sure your two shapes are symmetrical and aligned evenly.) Here's a Pin-able version with all the steps and a finished image.
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