Lay two or three 80cm twigs lengthways and twist them around each other. Add more twigs, avoiding the very whippy growth towards the ends.
Once you have the right length and thickness for your Christmas wreath, tie the birch twigs into a circle with wire. This will form the base of your wreath.
Attach a hoop of wire or string for hanging the wreath. This is best done now, as it’s harder to do when you’ve finished.
There's an abundance of plant material in winter that’s perfect for making a wreath.
Arrange your base layer of evergreens, building it up thickly by sticking it into the twigs. You might need to secure the foliage with floristry wire or string.
Embellish with decorative material such as rose hips, sprays of berries or cones, either pushing them into the twigs or securing with wire where necessary.