Step-by-step guide to creating your own Christmas wreath
Can't find what you're looking for on the high street? Follow our simple step-by-step guide and create something truly unique
You Will Need
- A wire wreath base
- Florist's wire and garden twine
- A selection of winter greenery such as moss, ivy, supple twigs, old man's beard, Most of which you can forage or buy from your local florist
Feed your twigs into the wreath frame, securing each section in place as you go. Continue until the frame is covered. Plug gaps with dampened moss, which will act as a reservoir for the ivy and any other fresh greenery that you want to use as you build up the wreath. Stud with bright berries or architectural flowerheads, such as the thistles we’ve used.
Once you are happy with the arrangement, you can twist a string of battery-powered fairy lights around your creation. We also added a few silver-frosted twigs at this stage.
Fresh flowers are beautiful, but won’t last the season, so consider using faux versions instead. Arrange them in off-centre clusters to look natural and secure with wire.
Finally, add a ribbon and attach the wreath to your front door. Spray with water three or four times a week to keep the foliage fresh.
As seen in the December 2018 issue of Homes & Antiques.