Step One : Gather Your Materials
Fresh evergreen foliage is easy to find in most yards and surrounding woods. There are an abundance of suitable options including pine, cedar, juniper, magnolia, camellia, boxwood, yew, holly, fir, and more. There are no constraints on the materials you decide will look best in your wreath. I love to use an assortment of foliages providing contrast and layers. Use just one type of foliage to create a beautifully bold statement. To amp up the aroma and texture of your wreath, add in garden herbs such as rosemary and lavender.
First, choose your foliage. Then you will want to cut 8-10 inch stems from your favorite evergreens using your beloved pruners. You can shop some of my favorite ones here. I also like to carry a shopping bag along with me as I gather my materials to avoid making multiple trips.