New York City's Dulken & Derrick is renowned for its exquisite silk flowers, but the company also manufactures other millinery flora, such as the brass-mesh leaves used to construct this wreath. Although the results are stunning, this project is easy to make at home.


What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Wrap the entire 10-inch double-wreath frame with metallic mesh ribbon; completely cover the frame.

Step 2

Group leaves into small bunches of two or three pairs, wrapping them together at the stems with a 14-inch length of brass wire.

Step 3

Wire a few berry bunches in with some leaf pairs.

Step 4

Attach the bunches to the wreath frame by wrapping the loose end of the wire around the frame, overlapping the bunches as you go.

Step 5

Continue until the wreath frame is completely covered.

Step 6

To hang the wreath, create a bow with a piece of wide ribbon, and hand-stitch a plastic or metal ring to the back of the bow.

Step 7

Cut another ribbon to a length appropriate for where you'll be hanging the wreath. Loop the ribbon, folding the two loose ends over each other and hand-stitching them to the back of the bow.

Step 8

Hand-stitch the other end of the loop to the back of the wreath.


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