Angela, Owner of Bella Lu Floral, recently opened up her studio to friends for a fun and creative day together making indoor Holiday wreaths. For many of them, this was the first time creating a wreath! Emily Howell also gifted each of the friends with custom printed Wreath banners, which were the perfect touch for this occasion!
Friends were greeted by beautiful art on the chalkboard wall by Emily A. Howell Calligraphy + Design, individual calligraphic names, Grapevine Wreaths with tools, and a wedding cake truffle treat. Festive Holiday Mules, champagne, wine and yummy snacks helped get the whole party started and were ready as guests arrived!
Gorgeous photos and styling details from Amy Caroline Photography and silk ribbon from Silk and Willow.
5 tips from Bella Lu Floral for making your own wreath:
*Start with a sturdy base if it’s your first time and the wreath won’t feel quite so overwhelming. We started with 14″ grapevine wreaths and these can be found at any craft store locally.
*Pick materials that dry well and will last through the season. Some of the materials used here are cedar, nandina, seeded eucalyptus, ilex berries, grevilla foliage, Curly Willow and evergreen branches.
*Gather your clusters first before beginning to wire the wreath together. As you plan your shape and see how your clusters come together, you’d likely need 8-12 small clusters for a 14″ wreath. **Florist tip – use rubber bands to tie the clusters together instead of wire. As the floral materials dry, the rubber band will keep them tight together and hold better than wire.
*Consider adding in materials like branches and curly willow for length, shape and interest in texture. I love how branches add to the overall shape!
*Finishing touches – like succulents, pine cones, air plants or faux flowers really bring it all together to give it a completed feel.
Have fun! Be sure to be on the lookout next December, as Angela will be hosting several wreath classes!
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