Create A Victorian Wreath

Create A Victorian Wreath

Dove Originals Details How To Create A Wonderful Victorian Wreath

I love both Victorian decor and wreaths, so it was perfectly natural to bring both together in a very large wreath that hangs on a door in my dining room. This wreath measures about 32 inches across and literally "grew" over time. By 

that I mean it started as a modest 12 inch wreath that I simply added to as time, whim, and materials allowed.

I began with a 12 inch wire wreath form and created a base using dried Silver King artemisia that I grow in my garden. Silver King is a beautiful perennial, easy to grow, and not invasive like it's native cousin mugwort.

Dried Silver King lasts for years without deteriorating and makes an ideal base for any herb wreath.

I harvest artemisia in the fall when the heads are fully open and stand it upright in baskets to dry. That way the heads tend to droop a bit which helps them to conform to the round wreath form. Once the artemisia is thoroughly dried I  gather bunches of it together, cut off the bottom stems,  and use florist wire to hold the bunches in place on the form, overlapping them as I go around. You want the base of your wreath to be full, so you will need a substantial amount of dried material. This is process that I follow for all of the herbal, flower, and silk wreaths that I make.

Once the base was completed for my Victorian wreath, I gathered up a variety of materials: silk stems, velvet flowers, pearlized grapes, dried hydrangea flowers, leaves, etc. Some flowers were salvaged from floral arrangements I no longer wanted and others were simply dried materials from my garden 

purple colored wreath

such as hydrangea, rosemary, lavender, bay, etc. My favorites, 

however, are the velvet flowers often used on millinery that I have collected over time. I used all sizes, colors, and shapes and did no pre-planning but rather let the wreath literally take shape on its own, balancing color as I pushed in another stem here and there. Over time- as I spotted an attractive flower or two on sale- these too were added to the wreath. The artemisia base works exceedingly well holding everything in place as I added layers of flowers, trims, fruits, leaves, and more, including the occasional Christmas ball. I'm calling my wreath completed at this time as it barely fits on the door, but if I spot a lovely purple velvet rose, all bets are off.


189 comments


  • Lucy

    This is a very happy day of my life with the help PRIEST WISDOM has rendered to me by helping me to get my divorce husband back with his magic power and love spell. I was married for 8 years and it was so terrible because my husband was really cheating on me, and was seeking a divorce but when I came across the PRIEST WISDOM page https://supernaturalspell21.blogspot.com/   on the internet on how he helps so many people to get their ex back and help fixing relationships and make people happy in their relationships. i explained my situation to him and then seek his help but to my greatest surprise he told me that he will help me with my case and here i am now celebrating because my Husband has change totally for good he started begging me to forgive him that he is very sorry for everything, i was really surprised and was also happy, so that was how i forgive him and now we are living together happily than ever before and He always want to be by me and can not do anything without my present. I am really happy with my marriage, what a great celebration. Thank you to PRIEST WISDOM who helped me a lot, if you need his help you can contact him through email Supernaturalspell0@gmail.com Website https://web.facebook.com/PRIESTWISDOM11 call or WhatsApp +2348124644470 ..


  • Lucy

    This is a very happy day of my life with the help PRIEST WISDOM has rendered to me by helping me to get my divorce husband back with his magic power and love spell. I was married for 8 years and it was so terrible because my husband was really cheating on me, and was seeking a divorce but when I came across the PRIEST WISDOM page https://supernaturalspell21.blogspot.com/   on the internet on how he helps so many people to get their ex back and help fixing relationships and make people happy in their relationships. i explained my situation to him and then seek his help but to my greatest surprise he told me that he will help me with my case and here i am now celebrating because my Husband has change totally for good he started begging me to forgive him that he is very sorry for everything, i was really surprised and was also happy, so that was how i forgive him and now we are living together happily than ever before and He always want to be by me and can not do anything without my present. I am really happy with my marriage, what a great celebration. Thank you to PRIEST WISDOM who helped me a lot, if you need his help you can contact him through email Supernaturalspell0@gmail.com Website https://web.facebook.com/PRIESTWISDOM11 call or WhatsApp +2348124644470


  • Lucy

    This is a very happy day of my life with the help PRIEST WISDOM has rendered to me by helping me to get my divorce husband back with his magic power and love spell. I was married for 8 years and it was so terrible because my husband was really cheating on me, and was seeking a divorce but when I came across the PRIEST WISDOM page https://supernaturalspell21.blogspot.com/   on the internet on how he helps so many people to get their ex back and help fixing relationships and make people happy in their relationships. i explained my situation to him and then seek his help but to my greatest surprise he told me that he will help me with my case and here i am now celebrating because my Husband has change totally for good he started begging me to forgive him that he is very sorry for everything, i was really surprised and was also happy, so that was how i forgive him and now we are living together happily than ever before and He always want to be by me and can not do anything without my present. I am really happy with my marriage, what a great celebration. Thank you to PRIEST WISDOM who helped me a lot, if you need his help you can contact him through email Supernaturalspell0@gmail.com Website https://web.facebook.com/PRIESTWISDOM11 call or WhatsApp +2348124644470


  • Brianna Segers

    I came across a website that suggested that Dr Ilekhojie can help get ex back fast. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it then he did a reconciliation ritual for me. 48 hours later, my husband returned home after so many months away from our home, So Amazing!! He apologized for his mistake, for the pain he caused me and the kids. Our Marriage bond is now stronger and how it was before. Thank you Dr Ilekhojie for bringing back my husband. I recommend Dr Ilekhojie for anyone who is having troubles in their marriage/relationship. Here’s his contact Call/Whats-app: +2348147400259 or Email gethelp05@gmail.com


  • Lara Gidson

    Always avoid the fact that lost Bitcoin cannot be regained. I tried countless hackers, but they were all unsuccessful. Then, I came across MYSTERIOUS HACKER, who worked tirelessly and eventually helped me recover all of my lost money after many attempts. The most dependable company you can ever find is MYSTERIOUS HACKER when it comes to recovering your lost Bitcoin. Please attempt mystroushack666@cyber-wizard.com if you have lost your cryptocurrency, you won’t regret it. website: https://mysterioushacker.info