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How to Make a Christmas Wreath
Making a Christmas wreath is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit. All you’ll need are a few tools, some lovely blooms, maybe pop some Christmas tunes on, and soon you’ll be feeling merrier than Santa himself. And best of all – this Christmas wreath is eco-friendly! It’s as kind to the planet as it is easy on the eye.
Tools & Ingredients
Step 1 – adding a moss base to the wire frame
Get ready to get your hands dirty.
Take a section of your moss and place it on the wire frame. Place the florist wire across the moss leaving a 1-inch tail, this is for later to tie off when we finish. Wrap the wire around the moss about a finger’s width apart, not too tight, just so it secures the moss to the frame. Once you get to the end of your first piece of moss, continue the process all the way around.
When you get to the end use the tail of wire from the start and twist the wire a few times to secure you moss base. Don’t cut the wire at this point because you will continue to use it to wrap your foliage in the next stages.
Using moss is the perfect eco friendly way to create a base for your foliage. It also gives you foliage some moisture for a longer lasting wreath.
Step 2: preparing your foliage
Step 3 – preparing the skimmia, hypericum & eucalyptus
Almost there, just this step and we can start to assemble the Christmas Wreath. Cut your red skimmia and hypericum berries into individual pieces. For the hypericum berries, cut each stem into sections and remove the leaves as these will brown if left on. Take the eucalyptus and cut it into smaller sections, as with the pine, and remove a few leaves off the bottom of each one so you have a nice clear stem to insert into the moss.
Step 4: adding the foliage and flowers to the wreath
Step 5 - Preparing the pine cones and orange slices
Simply take two slices of the orange and push some wire (15cm approx.) through the flesh, just underneath the rind (white) of the orange. Fold it in half so the wire makes two stems, then twist them together. Repeat this with the other slices.
For the pine cones we want a similar creation. Take a pine cone and face the point towards yourself, then place a piece of wire around the bottom section, between the base layer of pine scales. Now wrap one part of the wire around the base in-between the scales until it meets the other section of wire. Straighten the wires and twist together. Repeat this with the other cones.
Step 6 - Adding the orange slices and pine cones to the wreath
And that’s it. You’re all done. Step back and admire your work.
We know not everyone is crafty or has the time, so, if you’d rather leave it to the experts remember our talented community of local florists would love to help. Check out our gorgeous, handcrafted wreaths. And if you really want to deck the halls we’ve got all sorts of festive flowers, even Christmas plants.