Wreaths and garlands add warmth and charm to your favorite spaces. Most come compressed and packed in boxes. You need to shape the greenery to achieve the desired fullness. Learn how with our guide on how to fluff artificial wreaths and garlands.


How to Unbox Your Wreath and Garland

  1. Find the side labeled for opening.
  2. Open the flap and carefully slide out your wreath or garland.
    • Large artificial wreaths measuring 48” and above come folded in two. Unfold the wreath to reveal its frame. On the back of the wreath, find the two latches to secure the folded sections together. (Watch here)
    • Note that garlands are also folded for shipping.
  3. If needed, keep the box for storage. Set aside the extra bulbs and fuses included with pre-lit models.

How to Fluff a Wreath

  1. Place one hand on the frame to hold your wreath in place.
  2. Use your free hand to shape the tips. Start with the bottom layer and work your way up and inward.
  3. Shape each tip in the same direction and lift them to create layers of foliage.
  4. Slightly curve the tips to fill in gaps and create a smooth, rounded silhouette.
  5. After shaping, stand back and check your work. Adjust any stray tips.
  6. For decorated wreaths, adjust the tips to make sure the accents are visible.

How to Fluff a Floral Wreath

  1. Use a photo of your floral wreath as reference when fluffing your greenery.
  2. Spread out the foliage from the bottom layer and work your way up.
  3. Shape tips in the same direction. Lift them to create layers of foliage.
  4. Gently adjust the leaves and petals of the flowers for a fuller look.
  5. After fluffing, compare your product with the photo. Adjust stray flowers or accents.

How to Fluff an Artificial Garland

  1. Straighten out any bends in the garland.
  2. Ensure that the spine is facing downward.
  3. Work your way from one end of the garland to the other.
  4. Shape each tip in the same direction and lift them to create layers of foliage.
  5. After shaping, stand back and check your work. Adjust any stray tips.
  6. For decorated garlands, adjust the tips to make sure the accents are visible.

woman hanging an artificial wreath on a door
Photo courtesy of Courtney from French Country Cottage

Now that you know how to shape your wreaths and garlands, it’s time to plan where to place them, then start decorating. Here are tips on how to hang your greenery to help you.

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