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DIY Your Holiday Wreath for a Natural Noel in the Hudson Valley

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Featured photo courtesy of Viridescent Floral Design

These unique, nature-inspired wreaths created by Valley floral designers are the perfect door décor for the holidays—and all season long.

INTO THE WOODS

“Nature is my inspiration and I forage for all of my materials. I love going out into the woods and surrounding fields where I live and collecting unique pieces that speak to me. I love the subtleties of texture and color in dried elements, and the opportunity to honor the change of season.”
—Kate Patton, co-owner Dark + Diamond, Ancram | darkanddiamond.com

Wreath with dried materials

Photo courtesy of Dark + Diamond’s studio

Where to buy: Dark + Diamond’s studio or via Instagram (@dark_and_diamond). Wreaths are also available for pickup and delivery depending on your location. $65+

TRADITIONAL WITH A TWIST

“My wreaths come from the landscape. I use balsam, juniper, and other greens cut locally, add some extra varieties from local Christmas tree lots, and forage for dried seedpods, berries, cones, and vines grasses. For a special touch, I include dried flowers that I saved from my summer garden.”
—Colie Collen, owner Flower Scout Farm, Troy | flower-scout.com

Traditional green wreath

Photo courtesy of Flower Scout Farm

Where to buy: Collen’s retail shop in Troy. Hours are limited. $50 to $75. Custom orders are also available.

BERRY PRETTY

“I combine organic textural shapes and simple negative space in my handmade wreaths. I love using different natural materials, especially bittersweet vines. The berries on the vine change from bright yellow to red as the season gets colder, and the woody stems are usually quite bendable. While I try to emulate some type of circle for the wreath base, I like to let the vine stems take shape naturally and not force them to be perfectly round. Ill then add different evergreens to build the texture and finish with a simple silk or velvet ribbon.”
—Kate Amato, owner Viridescent Floral Design, Beacon | virifloraldesign.com

Wreath with orange bow and berries

Photo courtesy of Viridescent Floral Design

Where to buy: Hyperbole in Beacon, Oliver & Chatfield in Newburgh, and Elizabeth’s Boutique in Poughkeepsie. Custom orders are also available. $50 to $150.


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