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How to make a Christmas wreath

You will need

  • Secateurs
  • Twiggy stems from the garden
  • Sprigs of conifer, holly or any other evergreen foliage
  • Cones, dried flowerheads, seedheads, slices of dried orange or any other decoration you choose
  • Ribbon for decoration
Do it: late-November - December
Takes just: 1 hour


Christmas wreath decorations can be made simply from bundles of twigs pruned from your garden and can be left undecorated if coloured stemmed willow or dogwood is used. For a more traditional look, cover the framework with sprigs of evergreen foliage and anything else that takes your fancy.

How to do it

Bunling twigs for wreath frame


Bundle straight twiggy growth together to form a basic ring. Use garden string, raffia, wire or strong stems cut from climbers to bind the twigs. Continue this binding technique to add sprigs of conifer, holly and other evergreen foliage, as well as any other decorations you choose.

Adam's tip

Remember to incorporate a loop of strong wire to the back of your wreath so that it can be attached securely to the door.

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vermick 15/12/2011 at 22:12

im going to show this to my husband hes the one who does the creative things will be makeing them im sure