Christmas Wreath

How to make a Christmas Wreath

PUBLISHED: 22nd Nov 2021

If you are thinking of marketing your home, then making sure that it has great kerb appeal is really important. In December your garden will not be as photogenic as in summer, but there are ways you can make your property look more inviting – Christmas wreaths are a great way, as well as some sparking Christmas lights. 

Wreaths are a popular Christmas decoration, adorning homes around the world throughout the festive period. Making your own Christmas wreath is a fun and rewarding craft project, giving you the chance to create something completely unique to decorate your home with. 

What You’ll Need: 

  • Gloves 
  • Thin wire bent into a large circle 
  • Thin twine or gardening wire 
  • Evergreen foliage (ivy, conifers and spruce all work well) 
  • Decorative berries, flowers, pinecones, and extra foliage such as moss 

Instructions  

  1. Take your evergreen foliage and begin to twist it around the metal circle. Wrapping the stem of the leaves around the metal wire, try and keep the end of the leaves facing outwards. Tie in place using the twine or gardening wire and continue around the circle until you have covered the wire in leaves. You may need to tie each stem in a few different places depending on how long each piece is.
  2. Depending on how thick your evergreen foliage is, you may want to go back around the wire 2 or 3 times, ensuring the metal is completely covered. Overlap the stems so that the leaves of one are covering the bare stem of another.
  3. Take your extra foliage and begin to add it in between the evergreen leaves. Moss works particularly well at bulking out your wreath. You can now add flowers to inject colour and brighten up the greenery. Keep securing these extra pieces with a single wrap of wire.
  4. Finally, finish your wreath with berries or pinecones, for a seasonal touch. Try spray painting your pinecones, in gold, silver or fake snow to add even more festive spirit to your wreath!

Now all you need to do is find the perfect spot to hang your new wreath! If you’ve used fresh foliage, hanging your wreath outside will help it keep for about 4 weeks. If you hang a fresh wreath inside, it will last approximately 2 weeks – although this will vary depending on which type of foliage you’ve used. 

If using foliage isn't quite your thing, why not have a go at making this simple painted and embellished wreath for a quick and easy festive activity? You could even make a whole bunch of these adorable wreaths and string them together with ribbon to create a unique garland. 

Our friends at Lilys of Bramhope has spaces available for their Christmas Wreath workshop on Monday 29th November for those who want to learn from experts and socialise with others in a fun creative environment.

December is potentially a great time for selling your home, there tends to be fewer properties on the market which can often result in higher prices and a quicker sale. If you would like a free-market appraisal call David Phillip FRICS on 01134 676 400  

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