How to Make Your Own Christmas Wreath
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, isn’t it? And, as the song goes, the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be on your own front door. Which we take to mean that Christmas isn’t really Christmas without having a crack at making your own wreath. (Right?)
Well, since we humbly admit our … er … limitations with the secateurs, we’ve brought in an expert. Clare from After Achillea will be showing us how to make a big, beautiful wreath bursting with natural greenery and decorations. And we can’t wait.
To make a wreath you will need the following:
- A copper wreath frame (these come in various sizes, but I usually use a 10inch frame)
- Reel wire (one or two rolls)
- Sack moss or spagnum moss
- Floral scissors or secateurs
- Strong Stub Wire
- A mixture of foliage (for this wreath I am using flowering Eucalyptus, Scotch, Douglas and Blue pine, grevillea ivanhoe, berried ivy)
- Optional extras: pine cones, berries, dried oranges/limes, hydrangea, lavender, thistles, heather, peppercorns and ribbon.
*all materials should be fairly easy to source from your local florist, but it’s always good to let them know in advance and make an order, especially this year!*