How To Make Your Wreath
Florist’s wire Pliers 10-12 pine cones 175ml red acrylic paint Glitter 5 roses made of ribbon or wood shavings (or 1m length of 35mm width ribbon) Wire wreath rings/frame Enough moss to fill frame Heather sprigs Variegated leaves (holly, ivy) Red Berry florist’s picks Strong glue
1attach a 10cm length of wire to each pine cone by looping around lower “lugs” and twisting ends together. Dip cones in a dish of paint, sprinkle with glitter and leave to dry. if using wood shaving roses, paint these too, to weatherproof them. to make roses from ribbon: glue along the lower edge of a 20cm length and roll it up around one end of an 8cm length of wire (to attach to the wreath), angling and tucking the ribbon edge as you stick it down to form a widening spiral of “petals”. Stuff the wreath frame generously with moss and secure with wire wrapped around. insert heather sprigs and other foliage evenly to roughly cover the whole frame, binding the ends of the stems securely to the back of the frame with wire. add in pine cones, ribbon roses and berry picks to fill the gaps, plus any other embellishments, and a feature bow if desired. enlist a helper too!