If you have bought a Luxury DIY Wreath Making kit then you now have all of the ingredients to make a stunning Christmas Wreath. Follow my ever so easy instructions on how to do it.
1/ Moss your wreath. Attach your reel wire to your copper base and bind the moss balls to your wreath moving forward in a clockwise direction. The moss keeps the whole wreath fed and moist. Make sure the moss has some water in it by spraying with a water spray.
2/ Attach your foliage. Take a piece of Spruce, Eucalyptus and Berried Ivy and bind onto the wreath using the reel wire. Top of the stems to the left bottom of the stems to the right, bind 3 times around the wreath with wire. Then take Spruce and Eucalyptus, no berries this time and cover the bottom of the stems with your new bits of foliage. Don’t scrimp on stems, the more the merrier! Keep it looking abundant and wild.
Move forwards in a clockwise direction (unless you are left handed and you may want to work in the opposite direction!). Continue in this pattern until the wreath is full of foliage. Don’t cut your wire until the end.
3/ Before you cut your wire make a loop to hang the wreath. Cut the wire long enough to make the loop and bind the wire back on itself as if stitching into the wreath.
4/ Now decorate. Take the pine cones and bind around the base with wire. Secure and leave a length of wire to tie into the Spruce. With the Lotus Pods feed the wire through the base of the pod and leave a length of wire to bind. Cotton pods require the wire to be threaded over the pod again leaving a length of wire to bind.
5/ Add your ribbon. Nothing says Christmas quite like a jewel coloured piece of velvet. Although I’m also a fan of hessian for a more natural rustic look. Add any other foraged finds and maybe twinkly lights. Be your own curator, add your favourite glass baubles.
Hang the wreath on your door and Enjoy it! I keep a water spray on hand and mist the wreath if it looks a little dry.
Alternatively you may wish to book a guided workshop here.
Deborah Simpson Boston xx