How to Make a Holiday Wreath: Jenni Kayne
Jenni Kayne: How to Make a Holiday Wreath
Hanging a festive laurel on your door sets the stage for the holidays. This year, skip the basic pine-needle greenery and let lifestyle guru and tastemaker Jenni Kayne show you how to make your own lovely winter arrangement. The California girl's natural, elegant aesthetic lends itself to a unique homemade wreath that will warmly greet your guests.
A grapevine wreath Greens and dried florals (Jenni uses ironwood needles, eucalyptus leaves and pods, dried starflower, blue thistle and dried lunaria)
Thin brown or green floral wire
Clear floral adhesive glue (if needed)
- Use a large grapevine wreath as your base. You can buy these at your local craft store.
- Gather your greens and any other elements you want to incorporate. Cut the greens and flowers into small- and medium-sized pieces.
- Cut the wire into 3-inch pieces and bend into a hairpin shape. Wrap the flowers and greens onto the wreath using the wire. It’s easiest if you start at one side and work your way around slowly, building up the materials as you go. Jenni likes to create an asymmetrical look, starting with a central focal point—like a grouping of pinecones—and then have the greens go clockwise or counter-clockwise from this point.
- To attach the pinecones, twist the middle of the wire around the pinecone's base so the wire is securely fastened and then secure the pinecone wire to any part of the wreath.
- Dab any loose sections with clear floral adhesive where necessary.
- Display your wreath for the world to see!