This hot-themed Christmas wreath will bring a rosy glow to your front door during the festive season. The frame itself is part of the display, so there’s no need to cover it entirely if you don’t want to – leave it partially bare to show off its wonderful colours. Scour your garden for berries, leaves, flowers and stems to make your wreath unique, and keep your eye out on country walks. Don’t worry if you can’t find everything listed here – use your imagination and be creative with what you can find.
You Will Need
- Beech stems (with leaves attached)
- Orange-berried firethorn (Pyracantha)
- Holly stems with berries attached
- Mahonia japonica stems, showing winter colour
- Skimmia japonica stems, with berries attached
- 12 x 60 stems of cornus and willow in mixed colours
- Bunch of dried grass leaves
- Heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica)
- Florist 'stub wires'
- Florist ribbon
- Floristry wire or string
Join two willow stems at one end with binding wire. Twist these around each other, then wire into a hoop. Weave the other willow and dogwood stems into the loop, starting each one 10cm apart, along the frame.
Bind the foliage material on one side of the hoop to make an asymmetrical arrangement. Add the grasses, beech twigs, heavenly bamboo and mahonia. Secure each layer with binding wire.
Wind stub wire around the berry stems, leaving the two wire ends sticking out. Push these through the woven stems of the leaf arrangement and twist at the back. Hang the hoop with a ribbon.