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Baby's Breath Wreath

Baby's Breath Wreath

I don't know about you, but there's only one kind of baby's breath that I can't get enough of (and that's attached to my little Coco). The flower kind on the other hand has always seemed like an unnecessary floral to me used as a filler in cheesy, gifted bouquets. And because I love challenges, we challenged ourselves to do something with baby's breath that doesn't look cheesy…

Baby's Breath Wreath

I love wreaths and think they they should be a year-round thing. So why not use the above-mentioned questionable flower to make a decorative wreath? With the addition of other fresh flowers, it's really pretty for a party or event for the day. And, if you want it to last longer, use flowers that will dry nicely the way that baby's breath does.

Baby's Breath Wreath

Here's what you'll need:

– gold embroidery (we used a 10 inch hoop) 

– floral wire

- flowers (we used baby's breath mixed with freesia and hydrangea) 

– leather or faux leather strip with leather hole punch tool

Here's how:

1. Gather a small bundle of flowers and place them on the embroidery hoop.

2. Use a piece of floral wire about 12 inches long and wrap it securely around the bundle and hoop. Keep going around the hoop added baby's breath and wrapping with the wire as far as you like. We covered it only partway because the exposed gold hoop feels sort of modern and fresh.

3. You can hang your wreath directly from the hoop or make a strap using a piece leather and punch a hole at the end using a leather hole punch tool. The baby's breath will dry out but like dried flowers do, it should last at least a couple weeks.

Baby's Breath Wreath

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling and crafts by Julia Wester for Oh Joy}

14 comments

  1. So cute! I actually LOATHE baby’s breath when combined with other flowers (except for the above, of course) but ADORE baby’s breath on its own. I’m actually considering using super lush bouquets of only baby’s breath for my bridesmaids!

  2. I agree that paired with red roses baby’s breath is the worst of the worst, but my sister used baby’s breath alone for her bridesmaid bouquets and they were beautiful! Really simple and sweet, but somehow still lush.

  3. I’ve always loved Baby’s Breath for its ethereal quality & for the fact that you can use it with or without water.
    However, when it’s stuck in a vase with a dozen roses or carnations, that’s a different story. I totally agree – used alone, BB is fabu!

  4. I love carnations and they are the other sadly misunderstood flower. Something about being able to stuff my nose in their tightly packed petals makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

  5. Hi Kelly,
    The freesia started wilting wilting within the next 2 days so that flower is not great for longer use. Hydrangeas can dry well but not freesia. Here are some other flowers that are better at drying: peonies, gomphrena, status, and yarrow.
    Best!
    Joy

  6. I’m making head wreaths for my daughters wedding with baby’s breath. I read no plastic bag in the fridge to keep them fresh. How else do I accomplish that before the wedding?

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