How to Make Three Simple Wreaths

Flower magazine Editor-in-Chief Margot Shaw teams up with Ballard Designs to demonstrate how to create three simple wreaths for the holidays

Wreaths are one of the most versatile forms in floral design. We start with a circle, square, or oval and can decorate it with anything our heart desires. Since my mission with Flower is to make flowers more accessible and less intimidating, wreaths are always a go-to decorative item. Their history is rich and varied—from the Greek god Apollo’s laurel wreath worn in mourning his lost love Daphne, to harvest wreaths in ancient Europe, to representing eternal life or Christmas, in Christian culture, the form is timeless and universal. These three simple wreaths are some of my favorite, easy designs.