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Here’s a gorgeous wreath you can whip up this weekend as a last minute holiday prep for your parties! Kathryn from Studio Cultivate created these gold ring wreaths using macrame hoops and winter greens, shot by Alicia White. I will be decking the halls with these pretties this weekend for sure!

DIY Gold Wire Wreath - Studio Cultivate for Ruffled -  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gold-wire-wreath/ photo Alicia White

DIY Gold Wire Wreath - Studio Cultivate for Ruffled -  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gold-wire-wreath/ photo Alicia White

What you will need:

Clippers
Brass Macrame hoops – size of your choosing- 10, 12 or 14 inches work great
Winter Greens- juniper, cypress, fir
Flowers – dried from any hobby store or fresh from the market
Pinecones
Floral Tape
Floral Wire

DIY Gold Wire Wreath - Studio Cultivate for Ruffled -  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gold-wire-wreath/ photo Alicia White

DIY Gold Wire Wreath - Studio Cultivate for Ruffled -  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gold-wire-wreath/ photo Alicia White

Steps
1. Gather your foraged winter greens and supplies on your work table.
2. Starting with the largest sprigs of juniper first, tear off several inches of floral tape and begin to work the sprig around the curve of the ring. Floral tape has a bit of stretch to it that helps to make it stickier, pull it gently before wrapping, and it will hold to itself better.
3. Add a second sprig stretching the opposite direction. Pieces do not have to be the same size, embracing an asymmetrical composition makes it more interesting, and much easier for you!
4. Begin to add other greenery, of smaller pieces. Use floral wire to twist in place. Stiffer branches like Fir only needs wire twisted to hold it in place at one point, where as floral tape needs to be applied in mulptile places for branches of juniper or cypress.

DIY Gold Wire Wreath - Studio Cultivate for Ruffled -  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gold-wire-wreath/ photo Alicia White

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5. To add pinecones, wrap wire through the bottom shingles of the pine cone and twist into place around the ring. Alternatively, you can also hot glue in place.
6. You can either use wire to add live flowers, or hot glue to attached dried flowers.
7. For an alternative wreath shape and size, work with cypress first, and then add juniper.
8. Using dried leafy branches that were died red, break of small bits and tuck them into the greens for a bit of color.
9. These work great for wreaths on your door, or hung in clusters over a serving table for your next gathering!

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