This silvery white wreath combines silvery green leaves and stems, with white flowers and berries, to give your front door a magical, ethereal feel. Forage in your garden or on country walks for as many of the above natural ingredients as possible, but if you can’t find them all then be creative with what you can find.
You Will Need
White heather flowering stems
Birch (Betula) bark
Cushion bush (Calocephalus brownii) stems
Prickly heath (Gaulteria mucronata) stems with berries
Old man's beard (Clematis vitalba) seedheads
Silver bush (Convolvulus cneorum) stems
Mistletoe stems with berries
Small can of hairpray
Flat wire wreath frame (30cm diameter)
Floristry wire or string
Florist 'stub wires'
Fix alternate sprigs of pittosporum and eucalyptus to the wreath frame with binding wire. Face them in the same direction and overlap each sprig to cover the base of the previous one.
Fixing sprigs of pittosporum to the wreath frame
Wrap stub wire around small clusters of all other materials. Leave the two ends of the wire sticking out, push them through the foliage-covered frame and twist at the back to make secure.
Wrapping wire around heather stems
Spray hairspray on the old man’s beard seedheads to stop them dropping. Wire spiral strips of birch bark to the wreath base. Twist a loop to the top of the frame to hang it up.
Forming beautiful rosette patterns, this colourful collection of sempervivums (houseleeks) is a must-have for any garden. Native to alpine regions, they're tolerant to extreme temperatures and drought.