Wreaths are a popular Christmas decoration, adorning homes around the world throughout the festive period. Making your own Christmas wreath is a fun and rewarding craft project, giving you the chance to create something completely unique to decorate your home with.
What You’ll Need
Thin wire bent into a large circle
Thin twine or gardening wire
Evergreen foliage (ivy, conifers and spruce all work well)
Decorative berries, flowers, pine cones and extra foliage such as moss
1. Take your evergreen foliage and begin to twist it around the metal circle. Wrapping the stem of the leaves around the metal wire, try and keep the end of the leaves facing outwards. Tie in place using the twine or gardening wire, and continue around the circle until you have covered the wire in leaves. You may need to tie each stem in a few different places depending on how long each piece is.
2. Depending on how thick your evergreen foliage is, you may want to go back around the wire 2 or 3 times, ensuring the metal is completely covered. Overlap the stems so that the leaves of one are covering the bare stem of another.
3. Take your extra foliage and begin to add it in between the evergreen leaves. Moss works particularly well at bulking out your wreath. You can now add flowers to add colour and brighten up the greenery. Keep securing these extra pieces with a single wrap of wire.
4. Finally, finish your wreath with berries or pine cones for a seasonal touch. Try spray painting your pine cones in gold, silver or fake snow to add even more festive spirit to your wreath!
Now all you need to do is find the perfect spot to hang your new wreath! If you’ve used fresh foliage, hanging your wreath outside will help it keep for about 4 weeks. If you hang a fresh wreath inside, it will last approximately 2 weeks – although this will vary depending on which type of foliage you’ve used.
If using foliage isn't quite your thing, why not have a go at making this simple painted and embellished wreath for a quick and easy festive activity? You could even make a whole bunch of these adorable wreaths and string them together with ribbon to create a unique garland.