Christmas Wreath Step by Step Guide
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Do you need something to get you in the festive swing? Imagine a cosy evening, warm drink in hand and the wonderful scent of dried oranges and pine. Make a perfect winter evening by creating your own festive wreath.
Follow our step by step guide below.
Attach one end of the reel wire to your frame with a few twists.
Secure bundles of bunched up moss to the frame by wrapping the reel wire around them. We use moss as it gives depth to the wreath – it will also provide moisture for the foliage you’ll be adding later.
Continue adding bunches of moss until the whole frame is covered with an even distribution. Keep the reel wire attached to the wreath. Assemble small bundles of your mixed foliage and pine – it works best to keep larger bits of foliage and pine at the back of the bundle.
Lay a bundle of foliage on the wreath and secure firmly using the reel wire. Add more bundles in the same direction, overlapping with the previous one.
Continue adding bundles of leaves until the frame is evenly covered. Cut the reel wire, leaving enough to secure at the back by twisting it around itself.
Attach a ribbon by doubling it around your wreath underneath the foliage, leaving it long enough to attach to your door. It’s a good idea to hold up the wreath and look at the shape before you decide where to attach the ribbon. If you prefer you can loop your ribbon behind the wreath by threading it underneath the wire frame at the back. This gives a concealed join for your hanger instead.
Cut long lengths of reel wire to make ‘legs’ for your decorations (to attach them to the wreath). To do this, bend the wire in half and attach with a few twists around a suitable point on your decoration (such as the stem or around the pine cone).
Attach the decorations at random intervals around the wreath by poking the wire legs through the foliage so that they stick out behind the back of the wreath. Secure in place with a few twists around the metal wreath ring. You can even add a bow in this same way. Create you bow and ‘tie it off’ with a wire instead of more ribbon. Then poke the wire legs through the back, in a place that you like and secure in the same way as your decorations.
Use the ribbon loop to hang your wreath on a door or suitable place and enjoy!
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