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30cm floral foam letter 'O' (available from florists and florist suppliers)
Christmas tree sprigs
Rosehips on stems
Miscanthus grass flower heads
Homemade Christmas decorations are just the thing for brightening up your home over the festive period. And making them couldn't be easier, with many of the plants you need readily available in your garden, or in hedgerows.
There’s an element of fun and excess about this contemporary door wreath, with the fluffy miscanthus flower heads adding a touch of a shabby chic. Precision is the key to success, here – you must ensure all the sprigs are cut to a uniform length and positioned with care. Don't grow miscanthus? You could also try creating a Christmas rosehip decoration, holly and ivy star, or mistletoe and box Christmas ball.
Give your guests a warm welcome this year with a cheery Christmas wreath. Find out how, below.
Make a hanging loop at the top of the O-shaped floral foam letter, using raffia. Tie it securely, then soak the foam in a bowl of water for 30 minutes.
Remove the lower needles from each Christmas tree sprig, then push the sprigs into the foam, completely covering the top.
Insert the rosehip stems into the inside of the foam frame, so they are tightly packed inside the pine sprigs.
Cut the miscanthus stems to an even length and insert them around the outside of the foam frame. Check the finished display before hanging, ensuring that the foam is fully covered.