How to Make a Christmas Wreath
Love a bit of Christmas crafting? Get the festive feels by making your own beautiful handmade winter wreath.
All you need are a few basic tools, some seasonal foliage and flowers, and (of course) Mariah on repeat.
Tools & Ingredients
Top tip: Your local florist can usually order in all the foliage and flowers you need to get started.
Step 1 – Make a very merry moss base
Take a piece of moss and lay it over your wire frame. With your florist wire, bind the moss to your frame, leaving around 1 inch of wire at the end to tie off later.
As you wrap the wire around, leave about a finger’s width apart each time, being careful not to tie it on too tightly. After your first piece is attached, carry on (without cutting the wire) until your wreath is completely covered.
All mossed up and ready to move on? Using the inch of wire you left earlier, twist it together with the other end of your wire to secure your moss base. Make sure not to cut the wire off at this stage, as you’ll need it to attach your festive foliage and flowers in the next steps.
Why moss? It’s planet friendly and provides moisture to help your Christmas wreath last longer.
Step 2 – Prep your festive foliage and flowers
To cue some Christmas colour, bring on red skimmia and hypericum berries. Cut each stem of your hypericum berries and skimmia into smaller pieces. Remove the leaves from the hypericum berries as these will eventually go brown.
For your eucalyptus, cut each piece into smaller pieces, and just like you did with your blue spruce, take off a few leaves at the bottom.
Step 3 – Ready your real Christmas wreath to hang
Step 4 – Now for some Christmas wreath making magic
Grab your pieces of spruce and conifer and start by tucking them into the moss, layering each piece over the last. Fan out your pieces in an anti-clockwise direction and arrange them loosely to create a soft, natural shape, placing each piece slightly outwards.
Once you’ve added a few pieces, use the wire to hold them in place by wrapping it over the top a couple of times. Next, add the eucalyptus, hypericum berries and skimmia in and around your foliage. Repeat these steps as you create a fabulously festive floral wreath.
Step 5 – Prep your pine cones and orange slices
We’ve picked pine cones and orange slices, but if you want to add your own Christmas wreath ideas, like bows or baubles, go for it.
Step 6 – Add the finishing touches
If Christmas wreath making isn’t for you this year, our community of local florists are always in the festive spirit. Take your pick from a range of beautiful handcrafted wreaths, festive blooms and Christmas plants. Merry Christmas!