How to Make an Evergreen Wreath with Lavender Accents

It's time to rethink the standard red and green color scheme that dominates the holiday season. Create a gorgeous wreath with hints of indigo and purple for Christmas decor that's one-of-a-kind.

A beautiful, unique winter wreath is one that boasts unexpected colors. If you shy away from traditional red and green, this lush wreath with indigo and violet tones is perfect for you. Below, we show you how to layer faux plants onto an inexpensive evergreen wreath to make a stunning, nontraditional display of holiday cheer. You can also swap out a few of the branches for other colors and styles to better suit your home. Get started below or see our other evergreen wreath creations for more inspiration.

What You Need

  • Evergreen wreath
  • Faux greenery (eucalyptus leaves, olive branches, juniper leaves, filler)
  • Faux heather bush
  • Faux baby's breath 
  • Decorative berries
  • Hot glue
  • Floral wire or tape

Step 1: Fluff and Fill

Before you begin adding elements to your wreath, fluff the branches. Tug the evergreen sprigs out in each direction for a fuller-looking wreath. This will not only look more natural, but it will give the plant filler more room to breathe. 

Once fully fluffed, add your first layer of greenery. We chose to use eucalyptus leaves followed by olive branches. As you place them, be sure to keep the leaves pointing in the same direction. Attach using floral wire or hot glue. 

Step 2: Add Extra Greenery

Wander the floral aisles of your local crafts supply store for dark green fillers to add to your wreath. A bush of mixed pine needles with juniper leaves give the design an interesting texture. Place these branches in the wreath wherever it looks bare. Attach using hot glue or floral wire. 

Step 3: Add Flowers

Give your wreath that kissed-by-frost look by adding indigo hues to your greens. Heathers and lavender are great floral plants with sturdy stems that will stand out against the green wreath. Fill these in sporadically, making sure they stick out from the sides and into the center. We also added small sprigs of white baby's breath to brighten up the wreath. 

Step 4: Add Berries

To add the finishing touches to your wreath, find the berry section of your crafts store. Amongst the bright red and dark purple berries, you'll find decorative branches that look like pearls. These are a beautiful accent to your winter wreath. Add them with a dab of hot glue on their stems. 

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