How to Make a Christmas Wreath

Nothing says a merry welcome like a Christmas wreath on your door! If you can’t find one you love in the shop, then this year is the year to make your own! Festive wreath ideas are inexpensive and extremely fun to make, they create a wonderful feel to your home whilst looking stunning! They are a great way to bring the family together and find your creative side whilst getting into the Christmas spirit.


What you'll need:

1. Florist wire

2. Secateurs

3. Moss

4. Wire wreath ring

5. Foliage and pine

6. Ribbon

7. Decorations

Step 1 - Collect the foliage

Collecting your foliage can be done in several different ways. You can source it from the shop, but our favourite way is to take a lovely walk in the countryside and forage some yourself! Birch branches, holly and ivy tend to be great options for wreath making.

Step 2 - Prepare your wreath

Attach the end of the florist wire to your frame with a few twists. After, take the moss bundle and wrap it around your wreath ring clockwise, whilst wrapping the florist wire tightly around it. Using moss gives depth and bulk to your wreath and provides some moisture for the other foliage.

Step 3 - Add your foliage

Next, we need to layer on the moss with some festive foliage. Bundle the leaves into groups of 2 or 3 stems, then stagger the ends so that they lay slightly below each other. Secure the bundles to the wreath ring using the florist wire and repeat this step until your frame is evenly covered. Cut the florist wire and leave enough to twist the end around itself, this will secure the foliage.

Step 4 - Attach the ribbon

You will need to lift your wreath to see where to attach the ribbon. Attach the ribbon by wrapping it around the foliage, make sure to leave it long enough so it is the correct length to attach to your door.

Step 5 - Time to decorate!

Take your florist wire and cut it into long legs for your decorations (this is to attach them to the wreath). To do this, you need to get your wire and bend it evenly in half, then add a couple of twists at a suitable point where you will attach the decoration.Affix the decorations to your wreath at random by separating the legs made with florist wire and securing them at the back of the wreath. Repeat this step until you’re satisfied. Once the wreath is finished, you're free to hang it where you please!

Now that the hard part is finished, why not add some left-over Christmas decorations or weave in some fairy lights to give your wreath that extra bit of wow!

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