How to Make an Evergreen Wreath
Follow these easy instructions to make a seasonal wreath with magnolia leaves, juniper, and pine
A wreath is the perfect festive touch for any front door. Denise Porcaro, owner and founder of Flower Girl NYC, shows you how to make one using a mix of magnolia leaves, pine, and juniper, but you can use any clippings from your own yard or your local flower market.
Magnolia leaves, abundant in the South, can be ordered from your local florist. During the holiday season, some grocery stores stock the branches, and you can even find them at freshdirect.com for $13 a bunch.
Evergreen clippings can be found at your supermarket or florist for a few dollars a bunch. If you have trees on your property, head outside and cut a few sprigs yourself. Look for varieties that have a decent shelf life, such as Scotch pine, white pine, balsam fir, noble fir, white fir, Douglas fir, boxwood, and juniper.
A metal wreath form, raffia twine, and floral wire can all be found at your local craft store or hobby shop.