A handcrafted wreath is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your home during the festive period. Guaranteed to ensure a warm welcome, follow these tips from renowned florist Philippa Craddock to make your own this Christmas.
You will need: one wreath ring, scissors, green twine, florist wire and moss, in addition to your selected seasonal foliage. We recommend using different textured greenery, such as spruce, eucalyptus and olive, for the best results.
You will also need to source any Christmas decorations and embellishments such as fir cones, cinnamon sticks and baubles, you may wish to add. Take a look at our range of Christmas decorations for inspiration.
Take generous handfuls of the moss and secure to the top of wreath ring, using the green twine to hold in place.
Continue to work your way around the wreath ring until it is fully covered with an equal amount of moss. If you notice any gaps, simply add in a little more moss and secure with twine. This should ensure a compact and sturdy base for you to work with.
Prepare the foliage by stripping any leaves from the base of each stem and cutting them at an angle.
Take small bunches of the foliage, mixing them up as you go, in order to guarantee a variety of textures. Attach these bunches to the moss base using more green twine, overlapping as you go to avoid gaps.
Continue until all your moss is covered. Check your design from every angle to make sure you have kept a good, even shape throughout. If you see any gaps you can go back and add in individual stems of foliage.
It’s time to make your wreath your own. Bundle cinnamon sticks together and fix them with wire or twine, then attach them to your wreath using floristry wire, ensuring they are equally spaced.
Continue decorating your wreath with all your adornments. Secure floristry wire to each decoration, place the wire directly through the foliage and moss, out the other side, then bend and return back through to hide the ends.
Hang your wreath on your door with pride. Or, for a more contemporary look, place on a table with one of our Fir Tree Collection candles in the middle, for the perfect show-stopping centerpiece.
Struggling for time in the run up to the big day? Shop our selection of Wreaths and Garlands to add a luxurious touch to your home (and they can be used again, season after season).