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Make your own Christmas wreath




by Webmaster, 20th November 2017

Enjoy the satisfaction of making your own rustic decorations, and the fun of foraging for sprigs of loveliness!

Our friends at The Great British Florist give a step-by-step guide to making this quintessential festive decoration…

 

You’ll need…

  • An oasis ring 
  • Secateurs
  • Scissors
  • Florist wire

  

Method

1:  Soak the oasis in a bucket by just leaving it to sink for about 10 minutes and wire any material that hasn't got a stem or a strong enough stem (like your fir cones). Just wrap the wire around the bottom of the cone and then twist it to make firm, leaving a wire stalk of about 10cm.  

2: Gather your material. We love to use lots of different greens and textures but you can choose all sorts of different materials and colours. From the bottom up on your stems and branches cut the material until it is all a similar length (ideal stem length – 10cm of branch and 2cm of stripped stem.

3: Start adding your foliage to the bottom of the wreath and group it together for the best effect. Think of your wreath as a clock face and work with the material adding it at intervals of around 10-15 minutes. Work gradually upwards until you have filled it with foliage.

 

4: Group three seed heads together, three lots of berries and three lots of flowers and add them to your wreath (and the imaginary clock face). We’ve found that odd numbers look best.

5: Finish off with any decoration. We have just used some sprigs of pussy willow but you could add some more colour with fresh flowers or a big red bow.

6: Hang it on your door and admire.

 

This how-to guide is courtesy of The Great British Florist

 

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