The Wreath Recipe Book by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo

The Wreath Recipe book is a beautifully presented, well rounded information, inspiration, and resource guide to making wreaths, swags, centerpieces, wall art, and more using fresh cut flora.


Liberally photographed so as to be a real treat to go through, the book is broken down by seasons and uses a wide range of fresh cut flowers, leaves, branches, berries, fruit, and more. The final decorations are beautiful and yet deceptively simple; there aren’t any overcomplicated decorations and all feel very doable.  Most have photographic and text directions, though they are highly condensed into only a efw steps. Tips for making sure the fresh ingredients last as long as possible are given, as well as full lists needed for making the items.

With over 400 photographs and 272 pages, this is a very thorough inspiration guide. And wreaths only make up less than half the ‘recipes’.  There are many very creative ways to display arrangements – including ikebana, napkin rings, and different types of ‘wall art’ using the arrangements.

Of note, this isn’t your grandma’s wreath book.  The items presented feel very modern, very up to date, and very fresh/on-trend. You won’t have any flashbacks to terrible 1980s decorations, guaranteed.

In all, a great resource usable year round.  Reviewed from an ARC.

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