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Make a traditional Christmas door wreath

You will need

Birch twigs (measuring roughly 10-15 x 90cm)

Scots pine sprigs and cones

Fluffy seedheads of old man's beard (Clematis vitalba) x5

Silver heart or bauble decorations x5

Garden twine

Do it: December
Takes just: 30 minutes


It's easy to make a traditional Christmas door wreath using materials gathered from your garden. You can adapt our ideas to what's available in your garden or local hedgerows – simply pick whatever is looking good.

This traditional Christmas wreath is created using birch twigs, Scots pine sprigs and the fluffy seedheads of old man's beard (Clematis vitalba). You can then leave it as is, or add some finishing touches using silver baubles or bells, to catch the eye. If you're short on plants, why not try creating other homemade Christmas decorations using tin cans, or use other plants to create decorations, including holly and ivy or mistletoe and box.

Make the most of your garden by creating a traditional birch and pine Christmas door wreath, with our four easy steps.

How to do it


Use the birch stems to make a circle roughly 30cm in diameter (tie the ends together if necessary). Weave more birch twigs into the loop to thicken up the sides and create the wreath frame.


Push sprigs of pine into the wreath frame (including any cones you have). Push the sprigs in at an angle to create a neat effect.


Add a few seedheads of old man's beard, binding the stalks into the birch to lock them firmly in place.


Add some silver hearts to bring the wreath to life - any silver decoration with hooks that will latch onto the birch will work well. Now simply hang your wreath in a suitable location.

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