The holiday season is officially in full swing, and you know what that means! It’s time to put up the Christmas tree, dust off those tree ornaments you’ve been collecting over the years, and deck the halls with boughs of whatever you have that makes you feel merry and bright. Oh, and don’t forget to place a wreath upon your door! This year, we incorporated one of the hottest colors of 2017: rose gold. Follow these steps to create your own!
Step One: Gather Supplies
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 15 to 25-in. wreath
- Wreath picks
- Wreath hanger
- Green floral wire
You’ll want to start with a sturdy, robust wreath for this. Ours is a fresh, 22-inch wreath that we picked up at Trader Joe’s for an easy $10, but there are plenty of other options out there, too! A fresh one smells lovely and looks super lush and authentic, but a faux wreath can be used year after year and be convincing as well. Next, you’ll want to select some wreath picks that fall into the rose gold color scheme. You’ll want a large “centerpiece” — like our gold-dipped rose flower, or a rose-gold ribbon or ornaments — rose-gold foliage, and a few miscellaneous gold picks. We purchased all our supplies, except from the wreath itself, from Michaels.
Step Two: Place Foliage
If necessary, cut your foliage down into small pieces. For example, we purchased one large piece and broke it down into about 20 pieces. Next, begin artfully placing them throughout your wreath, securing with floral wire. Each piece will to be secured a couple times to help it stay in place. As you’re placing, think about layering between and around the greenery for a multi-dimensional effect.
Step Three: Gold Accents
Once all the rose gold is in place, add your golden picks. We used gold leaves, gold pine cones, and golden stems with tiny round pieces. Again, place thoughtfully and with an artful eye!
Step Four: Add Centerpiece
Place your “centerpiece” as the finishing touch. Move it around the wreath to see where it looks best, then secure.
Step Five: Hang
Finally, hang your wreath on the door! If you buy fresh, make sure to spritz it every couple of days to keep it fresher for longer. If you went faux, wrap it in tissue or news paper and store in a tightly sealed box at the end of the season!