Making wreaths is definitely one of my favourite things to do around this time of the year – choosing the prettiest greens, bring them home & put them out on the table. I’ll make myself a lovely tea, put on some Christmas music and get started with arranging. I love how it makes the house smell of a winter forest, creating an instant Christmas fix.
If you never made your own wreath, you might want to give this a try. You can make them as simple or as luscious as fits your style – but every time they turn out so different, and I love how a wreath never needs to be perfect to look beautiful. They make your house look & smell amazing! Wreaths also make a perfect gift for someone special. Or how about gifting one to someone who could use a little extra encouragement or support during this season?
To make one, you will need a wreath hoop – you can buy those in the shop or get creative with some materials you already have. Here I used some thick wire that I bended in a circle. I twisted the ends together and painted it gold. Branch frames are very pretty too, especially if you keep a little of the base bare.
For greenery, use any greens that remind you of Christmas – evergreens work well. A selection of about 4-6 different types will be plenty; go for different leaf shapes and colours to create an abundant wreath or for similar tones to create a more minimal styled one. You can buy the greens at your local store or market, but you could also forage some from your garden or go wild picking.
Let’s get started!
How To Make a Christmas Wreath
You will need:
- A wreath hoop
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters
- Start by selecting a pretty clipping that you’d like to frame the top with. Something that has a natural curve to it works well. Secure in place with the wire (don’t cut the wire until you’re finished!)
- Create a few small bundles of different greens – they can all look a little different!
- Secure the bundles, stems down, in place with the wire – each one covering the stems of the bundle above. Keep going until you’re about halfway the hoop.
- Pick some pretty branches you want to go up the other half of the loop (like these small-leaved eucalyptus ones) and secure the stems on top of the stems of the last bunch (so in opposite direction).
- Finish by covering the bare stems with some clippings and add any special items like pine cones, berries or ribbon.
And there you go! All you need to do is find a pretty place to display your creation.
Let me know if you give this a go, or what your favourite wreath making tips are!