How to make it – 5 simple steps
1 Go to a well-ventilated area, or outside, to spray your foliage. I have sprayed olive twigs and half of the pine cones with gold spray paint and the eucalyptus and sea holly with blue spray paint. Ensure they are properly dry before you start assembling your wreath. 2 For the base, take the birch twigs and flex them into a round shape, the size that you want your wreath to be, mine was about 40cm wide. Wrap reel wire around the bottom-right third of the circle, so the ends of the twigs are secure and the tops of the twigs form an upwards spray of shoots on the top right. 3 Lay the sheet moss over and around the bottom half of the birch base and then bind it in place with the reel wire. Spray this with water so it’s moist. 4 Take small mixed bunches of the foliage and place onto the wreath. As each bunch is placed along the moss, secure the ends of the stems with reel wire. Bind around each cluster six times to make sure it’s secure. Lay one bunch slightly facing into the centre and the next one facing out. Pack them in quite densely for a full appearance. If there are any gaps these can be filled by poking loose foliage directly into the moss. 5 Take a piece of florist’s stub wire and wind around the base of a pine cone, leaving a long stalk. Poke this stalk through the wreath and when the wire comes out of the moss on the reverse side, fold it back on itself to attach it securely. Repeat with more pine cones.