A Modern Holiday Wreath

A Modern Holiday Wreath

Sometimes you need a little copper in your (holiday) life.

What you’ll need:

All the fixins for a modern holiday wreath from FARMandFOUNDRY.com #farmandfoundryfestive

  • a length of 1/4″ copper refrigerator tubing (for an approx. 17″ diameter wreath, you’ll need about 54″ of tubing…math…it hurts)
  • 3 small-medium sized tillandsias (xerographica shapes work great for this)
  • a few small sprigs of evergreen
  • a few sprigs of faux berries
  • a length of battery-operated copper fairy lights
  • 18 gauge green craft wire
  • small copper craft wire (optional–I used this to secure the wreath to my door when I mounted it)
  • pliers
  • scissors

Start by cutting your copper tubing to length (I used scissors…don’t use your ‘ribbon’ scissors for this).

Copper tubing wreath form from FARMandFOUNDRY.com #farmandfoundryfestive

Gently form it into some semblance of a circle. It ain’t gonna be perfect. Don’t stress.

Now, using your pliers, flatten each end of the tubing about an inch.

Copper tubing being flattened to make a wreath at FARMandFOUNDRY.com #farmandfoundryfestive

Next, using the pliers, bend those ends into opposing ‘J’ shapes so that they’ll interlock:

Bending copper tubing to make a wreath form at FARMandFOUNDRY.com

Making a copper wreath form at FARMandFOUNDRY.com

Hook the two ends together, then use the pliers to flatten them together so that they are secure.

Copper wreath form at FARMandFOUNDRY.com

Where the two ends connect now becomes the bottom of your wreath. Add a base of evergreen by securing a few pieces with green craft wire:

Evergreen on copper tubing. Wreath-making at FARMandFOUNDRY.com #farmandfoundryfestive

This is really going to be what everything else holds on to, so make sure it’s secure and stays put…and frankly? That right there is a pretty awesome-looking wreath.

Now, wire your tillandsias by looping green craft wire around the base of the plant just under the first few layers of leaves and then twisting to secure.

Wiring a tillandsia for wreath0making from FARMandFOUNDRY.com

Wire them to your evergreen-ed wreath, then add berries and smaller sprigs of evergreen to fill in. Secure the battery pack of the fairy lights to the back of the wreath at the very bottom so that it is concealed from the front by the wreath materials. Now loosely wrap the light wire around your materials, then wrap it snuggly around the copper tubing along the top.

If you need to, secure the wreath with a bit of copper wire to it’s hanging spot.Modern airplant, evergreen, and copper tubing wreath from FARMandFOUNDRY.com #farmandfoundryfestive

 

Modern holiday wreath from FARMandFOUNDRY.com #farmandfoundryfestive #diy

Cheers to a little holiday sparkle!

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Beautiful and so unique. Merry Christmas.

    • farmhouse38k8

      Thanks, Lyn!!! 😀

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