DIY: Christmas wreath

A spool of florists’ wire

Secateurs/hardy scissors

Moss sheet

Wreath ring (approx 25cm diameter)

Foliage and flowers – pick your own or buy

First, take your moss sheet and wrap it around your wreath ring. Then, wrap your florists’ wire clockwise around the moss, leaving gaps of 4cm evenly around the wreath. Pull the wire tightly so it’s good and secure.

When you have created a full circle, cut the wire and twist the ends together (think the top of a coat hanger).

Cut your stems so they’re 8-15cm long,’ advises Amelia. ‘Lay them in groups of 2 to 3 stems, staggering down so the tips lay slightly below each other. You’ll need to make about 18 groups to fill your wreath.’

Take your first group of stems and lay them diagonally across the wreath ring. Use more wire to secure the base of the stems to the wreath ring – but don’t cut the florists’ wire from the spool! All will become clear…

Now pick up your second bundle of stems and lay them just below the first. Again, secure with the same length of wire. Continue working around the wreath clockwise, never cutting the wire, tucking the last section of stems beneath the previous ones, until the whole ring is covered.

Hold up your wreath and inspect it for any gaps, which can be filled with leftover foliage. You might also want to print a little around the edge to achieve a strong circular shape. Don’t go overboard though, as you still want a natural look.

For a bit of glam, you could consider adding a few leftover baubles or weaving in some fairy lights. Finally, tie in some ribbon for hanging.


Image from bloom and wild.

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