Homemade Christmas decorations brighten 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.
This contemporary door wreath uses fluffy miscanthus flower heads. Precision is the key to success here – you must ensure all the sprigs are cut to a uniform length and positioned with care.
You Will Need
- Floral foam letter 'O' (30cm), available from florists and florist suppliers
- Christmas tree sprigs
- Rosehips on stems
- Miscanthus grass flowerheads
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.