Make Your Own Christ­mas Wreath

Put your cre­ative skills to the test and get into the hol­i­day spirit this fes­tive sea­son with a beau­ti­ful home­made Christ­mas wreath!

No. 1 Magazine - - NEWS -

• Scis­sors • Moss ring • Pine branches • Ivy • Holly • Dried or­ange • Pine cones • Fes­tive bow • Florist wire • Pins

STEP 1:

A pre-pre­pared moss ring will make the per­fect base for your wreath. You can make one your­self how­ever it can be time con­sum­ing and messy, it’s far eas­ier to pur­chase one for around £6.

STEP 2:

Cut the pine branches into 10cm lengths and group to­gether in a fan for­ma­tion. Se­cure the bun­dle with wire. Place on top of the moss ring and fix in place with the wire.

YOU CAN HANG YOUR HOME­MADE WREATH IN OR OUT­SIDE!

YOU CAN FOR­AGE FOR YOUR PINE CONES AND HOLLY!

STEP 3: Con­tinue mak­ing fan struc­tures and se­cur­ing them to the wreath with the wire. Work in the same di­rec­tion plac­ing each fan slightly below the pre­vi­ous one so there are no gaps. Se­cure tightly with wire, un­til the front of the wreath is com­pletely cov­ered.

STEP 4:

Next, take a bun­dle of ivy and fix to the in­ner sec­tion of your wreath in the same way. Then, se­cure small sec­tions of holly with the wire and add to your wreath. STEP 5: By now your wreath should be looking quite full with a layer of pine, an in­ner cir­cle of ivy and sev­eral clus­ters of sprigs of holly. Place your wreath on the floor and check if there are any ar­eas that need filled out.

STEP 6:

Take the dried or­ange and the pine cones and wrap a short length of wire around each. Place on the wreath and fix in place.

STEP 7:

Take each pine cone and place at in­ter­vals around your wreath. A top tip is to opt for an odd num­ber to help make it look bal­anced.

STEP 8:

Again, place your wreath on the floor and stand back to check if there any gaps. Make sure your pine cones are fixed to the wreath se­curely so you can hang it with­out any dis­lodg­ing.

STEP 9:

Next, be­gin to fix the dried or­ange in place. Again, step back at in­ter­vals to check you are happy with the place­ment. Flat­ten the fruit against the wreath and make sure the wire is hid­den.

STEP 10:

Fi­nally, fix your bow (guide on how to make your bow on fac­ing page) on to the wreath with a length of wire. Next, tie some brown string onto the back of your wreath to hang it. Voilà! Your Christ­mas wreath is ready for hang­ing!

YOUR WREATH WILL FILL YOUR HOME WITH A BEAU­TI­FUL FES­TIVE SCENT

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