At this time in the season it’s a little late to commission a custom evergreen arrangement from a luxury florist. But ring a jingle bell, because the folks at floral design studio Fiori are angels: they’ve volunteered to show us how to dress up a store-bought fir circle with just a few easy tips.
What you need:
A wreath, 26 to 28 inches wide
A spool of wired ribbon
Accents like pine cones, fruit, artificial flowers, succulents, glass ornaments, other foliage–pick things that go with the style of you home and the size of your door
20 or so pieces of six-inch wire
A 10 to 12-inch wire for a back fastener
A hot glue pot or gun
A wire cutter
1. Start with a simple green wreath that you can buy at many grocery or home improvement stores. Attach a wire or hanger to its back if there isn’t one already.
2. Collect some wares. Fiori’s creative director Leigh Grossman recommends wired ribbon with reversible sides. Six-inch wire pieces for fasteners. Camellia, magnolia and/or eucalyptus leaves add depth to the evergreen needles. Pinon cones are sturdy, earthy accents. Fruit, as well, can be used for color. Artificial or dried flowers add softness.