Add a modern touch to your home with this copper wreath, covered in various air plants and evergreen branches. This wreath is not only easy to build yourself, but it's easy to take care of—simply mist your air plants and evergreen branches about once a week.
What You Need
- 1/4-inch copper refrigerator tubing
- Heavy-duty scissors
- Florist wire
- Two evergreen branches
- One large air plant
- Six small air plants
- Battery-operated twinkle lights
- Hook for hanging
Step 1: Cut Pipe
Use a ruler to measure 36 inches of copper pipe. Cut at this 36-inch mark using a heavy-duty pair of scissors. Bend and shape your cut pipe into a circle.
Step 2: Connect Pipe Ends
Use pliers to flatten about 1 inch of pipe on each end. Use the pliers to bend the flattened ends of the pipe outward into J shapes. Interlock the two ends together, then pinch down the two ends, using pliers, to secure.
Step 3: Wire Plants onto Frame
Lay evergreen branch down along bottom half of copper circle, stem facing down. Wrap florist wire around evergreen branch and copper circle to secure. Repeat with second evergreen branch so that stems are touching on the copper circle.
Wire large air plant onto copper circle by intertwining florist wire between the base of the plant and the bottommost leaves. Nestle in desired spot on copper circle. Twist excess florist wire from the air plant around the back of the copper circle to secure the plant. Trim excess wire. Repeat with six small air plants.
Step 4: Add Lights
Holding the battery pack, wrap lights around the perimeter of the wreath. Hide the battery pack behind the large air plant and secure with floral wire, trimming off excess wire. Hang the wreath on a hook on an empty wall or, if climate permits, on your front door.