Foliage adds warmth and charm to your favourite spaces in any season. When ordering artificial wreaths and garlands, note that most come compressed and packed in boxes. You need to shape the foliage to achieve the desired fullness. Learn quick and easy tips with our guide on how to fluff wreaths and garlands.

HOW TO UNBOX YOUR WREATH AND GARLAND

Step 1|Find the side labelled for opening.

Step 2|Open the flap and carefully slide out your wreath or garland. Note that garlands are folded for shipping.

Step 3|If needed, keep the box for storage. Set aside the extra bulbs and fuses included with pre-lit models.

HOW TO FLUFF AN ARTIFICIAL WREATH

Step 1|Place one hand on the frame to hold your wreath in place.

Step 2|Use your free hand to shape the tips. Start with the bottom layer and work your way up and inward.

Step 3|Shape each tip in the same direction and lift them to create layers of foliage.

Step 4|Slightly curve the tips to fill in gaps and create a smooth, rounded silhouette.

Step 5|After shaping, stand back and check your work. Adjust any stray tips.

Step 6|For decorated wreaths, adjust the tips to make sure the accents are visible.

HOW TO FLUFF AN ARTIFICIAL GARLAND

Step 1|Straighten out any bends in the garland.

Step 2|Ensure that the spine is facing downward.

Step 3|Work your way from one end of the garland to the other.

Step 4|Shape each tip in the same direction and lift them to create layers of foliage.

Step 5|After shaping, stand back and check your work. Adjust any stray tips.

Step 6|For decorated garlands, adjust the tips to make sure the accents are visible.

Now that you know how to shape your wreaths and garlands, it’s time to plan where to place them, then start decorating. See more tips on how to hang your front door wreath and other foliage HERE.

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