Creating your own wreath will not only keep a few pennies in the Christmas piggy bank, but it’s also a great excuse to get outside and explore your local woodland. Spend the morning foraging and the afternoon doing some cosy crafts at home. Perfect!
Make Your Own Festive Wreath
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
Wire wreath ring
Scissors and/or wire cutters
Foliage (if you’re not feeling wild about foraging, you can get this from your local florist)
Decorations (pine cones/baubles)
HOW TO MAKE
1.Take your wire wreath and attach a long piece of wire
2. Lay the moss on top of the wire wreath, wrapping the piece of wire around it to secure in place. Continue until the wire wreath is completely covered with moss. Make sure the moss is well tucked in and solid.
3. Take a small selection of foliage (a variety of colours and textures) and lay all pieces the same way so that the stalks are together. Use an additional piece of wire to secure the stalks to the moss by wrapping it over the top of them.
4. Grab a second bundle of foliage and layer this over the stalks of the first one, again securing with the wire. Repeat this process until the moss ring is completely covered with foliage. Tie off the wire at the end and remove any excess.
5. Take your decorations and attach a length of wire to each one. Attach them to the wreath by push the wire right through the moss, bending the ends back on themselves to secure them.
6. Create a bow using your hessian or ribbon, leaving two long ties to make a handle. Tie the bow on to the thinnest part of the wreath, likely to be where you added the last bundle of foliage. Tie together your two long ties to complete your handle.