DIY: Make your own Christmas wreath this year
A wreath is the perfect way to lighten up and decorate the front of your house during
the dark winter months. Especially this year we all need a little bit of extra glamour in our life and we all also have a little more time on our hands. So why not learn how to make one yourself! In this post we are explaining step by step on how you can create your own
dream wreath this Christmas.
There are two ways to do this. You can either buy a ready wreath base or make one from scratch. The base can be pretty expensive itself and making one from scratch isn’t that difficult, so we suggest you go with the later way.
You will need one wreath ring, scissors, green twine, florist wire and moss, in addition to hardy and different textured foliage such as ivory, spruce, evergreen oak and buxus. For a natural look that gives off a lush Christmassy aroma, decorate your wreath with fir cones, dried oranges and cinnamon sticks. And if you prefer a festive, luxurious look go with shiny baubles in different sizes along with a gold or silver ribbon. You can also choose a third option which is a minimalistic look. With this look you only need a base ring of your choice, and some different foliage to attach with wire. You can cover the whole ring or if you have a pretty shaped ring such as a star, only cover part of the ring for a very modern look.
Start with securing generous handfuls of the moss to the top of the wreath ring, securing tightly with the green twine to create a compact filling for a sturdy base to work on. Cover the whole ring with equal amount of moss and finish with a loop of the green twine on the reverse, ready to hang on your front door.
Take small bunches of the foliage, mixing them up as you go, and attach these to the moss base using the green twine. Make sure you overlap as you go to avoid any gaps. Continue until all of your moss is covered.
Bundle two or three cinnamon sticks together with wire and then finish with a thin ribbon around the bundle to cover the wire. Attach these with equal spacing to the wreath using the floristry wire. Usually four or five cinnamon bundles is enough.
Continue decorating your wreath by securing floristry wire to each decoration and place the wire directly through the foliage and moss, out the other side, bend and push back through to hide the ends.
Also read: How to keep flowers happy in winter