Christmas wreaths are a festive favorite when it comes to decorating your home. They can often be quite costly to purchase, or it can be challenging to find one that caters to your theme or taste, so why not get creative and make your own? This super simple guide covers everything you need to know about quickly and easily create your very own Christmas wreath in just five steps.
Here’s What You Will Need:
- Foam wreath
- Leaves and fresh, festive foliage
- Glitter or frosted spray paint
- Holly and pine cones
- Red ribbon
- Florist pins
- A glue gun
Step One: Soak the foam wreath ring
Soak the foam wreath ring in water for approximately 10 minutes. Begin to trim your foliage into smaller sprigs and separate your leaves to make them easier to pin to the wreath while it is soaking.
Step Two: Remove the wreath
Remove the wreath from the water after 10 minutes and place it on to a secure working surface. Begin by adding pieces of foliage using florist pins and attach them to the foam ring. Work your way around the ring and build up layers of leaves until you have a base. Remember to keep checking that you have a flat shape as you go.
Step Three: cover the wreath
Once you have covered the wreath and created your base, start adding pine cones and pieces of Holly using florist pins or the glue gun depending on which you feel will be best. Make sure you leave a small space at the top of the wreath to secure your bow on to.
Step Four: wreath length
Decide how long you need the loop to be for your wreath to hang in the right position. Cut a piece of ribbon long enough and loop it around the top of the wreath. Tie both ends of the ribbon together to secure the loop into place. This will allow you to hang the wreath from your door.
Step Five: Wreath using the glue gun
With the rest of the ribbon, creates a bow and attach it to the bottom of the wreath using the glue gun. Lightly spray sections of the wreath with the glitter or frosted spray paint, such as the pine cones and foliage. Leave the wreath to dry before hanging it up.