Step-by-step guide to creating a gorgeous homemade seasonal wreath
Bring the outdoors in this winter with our step-by-step guide to creating a gorgeous homemade seasonal wreath. This wreath is perfect as a winter wreath, or can be transformed into a festive wreath with the addition of Christmas decorations.
You will need a ring, florist's wire, twine, fresh or fake sprigs of foliage, decorations and ribbon to make your wintery wreath.
1. Create the base
First, you need a wreath base - choose from a wire ring or a fresh spruce wreath. You can make your own ring from thick wire or a metal coat hanger by bending it into a circle, or you might prefer to buy the base from a garden centre. Then get some natural twine to bind everything to your base - it holds much longer than glue.
2. Pick the theme
Decide how you will decorate your wreath. For a traditional look, use lots of lush, red colours with fake sprays of poinsettia, roses or berries, and some red ribbon. For a more modern look, go for sparkly baubles and glittery lights. Or create a garden-themed wreath with a variety of berries and cones.
3. Attach the stems
To build your wreath, start by securing flower or foliage stems to the base using lightweight floral wire. Overlap the stems as you go to avoid gaps. Keep adding stems until the wreath base is fully covered.
4. Wrap the twine
Wrap some twine around the stems and tie, cutting away any extra string if you need to.
5. Add the festive decorations (optional)
Your wreath should be starting to take shape, so now you can add your decorations. These can be attached using twine. Add loops to baubles and other personal touches, then tie them on to your wreath.
6. Wrap up the wreath
By now your wreath should be looking wonderfully Wintery and this step is really just for you to trim any loose bits and make it look fantastic. You can tie pieces of ribbon to the wreath to add some extra texture or, if you want to stick with a garden theme, add some raffia.