This is my first ever attempt at making a Christmas Wreath. It was remarkably easy and I'm over the moon with the results.
I don't know what's come over me lately, but I've gone all crafty in my old age. I had high hopes for this wreath as I had spent weeks planning it. I even cut some of the evergreen a few weeks before to see how well it lasted. In fact, I was so confident I could make it that I took plenty of photographs for the blog!
Here is my step-by-step guide of how to make an easy Christmas wreath
You will need:
- A willow circle (£4.99, Hobbycraft)
- Florists' wire (75p, Hobbycraft)
- Wired ribbon (£2.50, Hobbycraft)
- Wired berries (£1.49, Hobbycraft)
- Pine cones (£2.99, Sainsbury's)
- Evergreen branches (free, our garden)
- Scissors and secateurs (I didn't buy these especially!)
Attach sprigs of foliage to the circle with florists' wire
Make a bow using wired ribbon.
I practised first and then made the bow directly on to the wreath. Wired ribbon allows you to shape your bow.
Add pine cones
I cheated and wired some pine cone decorations on to the wreath, but pine cones are easy to wire anyway and free if you know where to look.
Add wired berries.
I twisted together a couple of the wired berries and pushed them into the wreath.
If you make your own wreath, do let me know.