You will need:
- A wreath base – I like to use faux fir for density because I just love a full bushy wreath, but wire or wicker will both work fine. In fact wire left exposed can give quite a stylish Scandinavian aesthetic.
- Faux Foliage stems of your choice – as much as you like, and more the merrier. I like to use a contrasting shaped leaf to the fir for variation, in this case eucalyptus. I’ve used a burgundy autumnal shade alongside classic green.
- Decorative Stems – red berries, snow berries, mistletoe, frosted blueberries… here is where you can start to really get creative with the colour scheme of your wreath.
- Decorative Adornments – Glitter leaf picks, Clip on birds, Dried Fruit, Cones, Cinnamon sticks, feathers, dried leaves. Be it gorgeous glam or understated natural, it’s time to accentuate your Christmas vibe.
- Battery operated LED Fairy Lights – add a little bit of twinkle to your masterpiece.
- Tools – florists wire, wire snips, scissors, ribbon to hang (optional)
“I think the key to good wreath making is having lots of fun with it, be bold!”Kate, Store Manager
Step 1. Pick the wreath base of your choice, and foliage stems that will give you the look you want for your wreath.
Step 2. Fluff-up your wreath base so it’s looking it’s best, and then wire the foliage stems into the wreath, working your way around the wreath, with all the stems pointing in the same direction. Secure the stems in place by twisting a length of wire around the base of each stem, and securing to the base as you go. Pull branches of the base wreath through to give a little more depth. You should now have a wonderfully wild natural wreath.
Step 3. Get going with the decorative stems, weave the berries through the wreath, still working in the same direction, securing in the same way as you did with the eucalyptus.
Step 4. Now is a good time to add battery operated fairy lights if you would like to add a bit of festive twinkle to your wreath.
Step 5. Once your wreath is twinkling, it’s time to start styling it with your decorative adornments. I love dried fruit, and florists wire is perfect for poking through the body of the fruit to enable you to secure it to the wreath base. I arranged the fruit in little clusters and added glittered acorns and leaf picks to complete the look. For a more natural wreath aesthetic, pheasant and guinea fowl feathers look understated and gorgeous. Wire these into place as you have done previously.
Step 6. Time to fluff up all the layers of your wreath to add extra depth, and splay the edges of the foliage for extra wilderness vibes. Now you can add any finishing touches. I nestled a tiny glitter bird in the foliage to add a touch of life.
Step 7. You’re done! Hang your wreath proudly on your door (attaching gorgeous ribbon if you choose), pour yourself something sparkly and congratulate yourself on your excellent wreath making skills. Put your feet up and admire your handiwork!
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