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How to make a Christmas wreath
13 December 2019
This article will tell you how to create the perfect Christmas Wreath!
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Start by wrapping the floristry wire around the wire frame three or four times to secure it in place. This will be what keeps your moss and foliage together, against your wire frame.
Grab your first handful of moss and fold into a sausage shape. Lay it on top of the section where the floristry wire has been wrapped and continue to wrap the wire over the moss to hold it in place. Remember to always pull the wire tight every now and again to make sure the moss stays where it should be.
Whenever you add another handful of moss, make sure you’re placing it slightly under the last section that is wired to the frame so that there are no gaps.
Continue this step until the whole wire frame is covered in moss.
Now it’s time to start adding the foliage. The best way to do this is to gather small handfuls of foliage and arrange them in your hand to make sure you’re happy with how it looks before placing it on top of the moss. Then continue to wrap the floristry wire around the stems to hold it in place – this is the same action you did when adding the moss to the wire frame – always make sure the wire goes up and over whatever you are sticking to the moss.
When it comes to adding the next lot of foliage, make sure you place it slightly over the last section that you wired to the moss so that it hides the stems and floristry wire, making it seamless to the eye. It’s also important to make sure the leaves and branches are facing the same way.
At the end of this step, your wreath should be looking lovely and full.
The next step is optional. Most traditional wreaths have florists bows added to them, this is based totally on preference. If you prefer the more traditional looking wreaths then a florists bow would be added now to the top or bottom of your wreath. If you’d like a slightly more modern looking wreath, we’d recommend missing this step.
Step 4 is where you can get a little more creative, you can add things like pine cones, dried fruits, cinnamon sticks and berries to your wreath to make it more decorative. To do this, take some of the thicker floristry wire and wrap it around the base of the pine cone, leaving one side slightly shorter than the other. Then, fold the shorter side over the longer side and twist the two ends together. Find an area in the wreath where you would like to place it and insert the wire into the moss. Make sure to pick up the wire from the other side of the wreath and bend the remaining back over into the moss at the back of the wreath so there are no sharp bits.
You would repeat this step if you was to add dried fruit and cinnamon sticks too although instead of wrapping the wire around your accessories you would boke them through instead.
This step is also optional. Depending on where you are putting your wreath, you may want to add lights to it. Simply attach the battery pack to the back of the wreath, this can be done by using wire or string and then simply weave the lights in and around the foliage and other accessories you have on your wreath.
And there you will have your finished wreath ready to hang on your door or place in the centre of your Christmas table.
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