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How to make a Christmas wreath from miscanthus

You will need

30cm floral foam letter 'O' (available from florists and florist suppliers)

Raffia

Christmas tree sprigs

Rosehips on stems

Miscanthus flower heads

Secateurs

Do it: December
At its best: December
Takes just: an hour

Overview

There’s an element of fun and excess about this contemporary door wreath, with the fluffy miscanthus flower heads adding a touch of a shaggy chic. Precision is the key to success, here - you must ensure all the sprigs are cut to a uniform length and positioned with care. Instead of a classic circle, we used a floral foam in the shape of the letter 'O' as our base to create an oval-shaped wreath.


How to do it

Make a hanging loop at the top of the floral foam letter

1

Make a hanging loop at the top of the floral foam letter, using raffia. Tie it securely, then soak the foam in a bowl of water for 30 minutes.


Push the Christmas tree sprigs into the foam

2

Remove the lower needles from each Christmas tree sprig, then push the sprigs into the foam, completely covering the top.


Add rosehips to the inside of the foam frame

3

Insert the rosehip stems into the inside of the foam frame, so they are tightly packed inside the pine sprigs.


Insert the miscanthus stems around the outside of the letter

4

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.




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