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Make A Christmas Wreath: 5 Simple Steps

Featuring Lavender Green Flowers

4min

This month, we visited our lovely friends at Lavender Green Flowers to find out their insider tips for crafting a Christmas wreath. Create a wreath of your very own by following these five easy steps.

The Key Ingredients

The Key Ingredients

Ensure you’re ready for the fun task at hand with the following wreath-making tools:

  • Undecorated pine wreath
  • Moss or Oasis Floral Foam back
  • Floristry wire
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Fresh eucalyptus, berries, rosemary (bunches)
  • Dried oranges (whole and sliced)
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Pine cones

Top tip: spread out your decorations on top of the wreath frame first to get a feel for the finished look.

Herbaceous Attachments

Herbaceous Attachments

It all begins with fresh sprigs of rosemary, eucalyptus and ripe red berries aplenty.

Take bunches of your chosen herbs and berries and arrange them evenly across the wreath. To secure your arrangement, slot the stems into the wreath backing – simple.

Top tip: ensure each piece is secure and visually balanced throughout.

Sugar, Spice and All Things Nice

Sugar, Spice & AllThings Nice

Now that your wreath has a herbaceous aroma, complement with dried oranges, cinnamon sticks and pinecones - the fragrances of Christmas.

Thread the floristry wire through the oranges, wrap it around the pinecones and use it to secure several sticks of cinnamon. Then twist and tighten it together to ensure everything is sturdy.

Top tip: check that the floristry wire you use is thick, sturdy and can withstand the approaching frosty climes.

Ensure you have a variety of different textures and sizes in your wreath design.

It’s all in the Details

It’s all in the Details

With your oranges, cinnamon sticks and pinecones suitably twisted, it’s time for the fun part!

Arrange the additional foliage around your increasingly-fragrant wreath by pushing the tip of the wire into the backing. Remember to make sure that each piece is firmly attached to avoid any unexpected ‘wreathmares’.

Top tip: start with the brightest or most prominent ingredient first and don’t forget to leave space for the bow.

Take a Bow

Take a Bow

Your wreath isn't complete without a bow to give it a final festive lift. Tie your ribbon into bows roughly 1/6 the size of your wreath and attach them to the backing with the wire. We’ve opted for six loop bows, but you can get as creative as you like.

The moment of truth… Take one final piece of ribbon and loop it through the entire wreath. Now let it take pride of place on your front door, where it will greet visitors with fabulous festive fragrance all season.

Top tip: choose a luscious, double-sided, wide ribbon in a colour that complements your chosen ingredients - we've opted for our signature chocolate brown ribbon.