Classic Christmas wreath

How to make a classic Christmas wreath

Find out how to make a classic Christmas wreath in this step by step project.

Do it:

Dec

Takes just:

30 minutes

At its best:

Dec

Little is more welcoming at Christmas than a cheery wreath hanging on the front door.

Making your own is fun, and you can use materials collected from your garden, such as holly, ivy and crab apples. For this wreath we used plenty of variegated materials to give the appearance of frosted foliage. 

To make this wreath, you'll also need a floral foam ring. They're widely available online and in florists from about £4 each. Using a floral foam ring will help to keep the foliage fresh for weeks.

Take the ring down once a week to resoak the foam from below. 

Discover how to make this classic Christmas wreath, below.

You will need

  • 30cm floral foam ring (soak the ring before you start)
  • Fine and stiff florists' wire
  • Variegated evergreens
  • Holly berries
  • Crab apples
  • Ornamental cabbage

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Cut the plant material into short lengths. Aim for a range of leaf sizes and textures, from neat and spiky, to broad and floppy.
Insert the sprigs all around the foam oasis, making sure that no foam is showing. Get an attractive mixed effect by varying the foliage and berries used each time you insert a new sprig, to avoid groupings of the same plant material. 

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