A CHRISTMAS WREATH
days before removing them and drying carefully with a cloth. This will prevent them from wilting or looking dry.
Next, make the wreath
base. We used beech sticks, as these are nice and !exible. Use the jute twine to secure the branches together to
make a circle. To ensure the wreath is fully compostable, it’s important to use natural jute twine, not wire, to secure the foliage.
Start to add in pieces of
foliage, bending it around
the stick base. Don’t worry about it being too neat – the aim at this stage is just to cover the base.
Use dried grasses to
secure the other greenery,
twisting and wrapping it around the wreath. If need be, you can use extra jute twine to secure. The wreath base should now be fully covered with a selection of greenery and grasses.
Add in some eucalyptus –
it works well to add impact as the leaves are large and clustered together.
Make small bunches of
the eucalyptus and tie with twine. Begin to secure them around the bottom half of the wreath. If you prefer a fuller look, then work these the whole way around the wreath base.
Wrap any extra grasses
08 around the jute twine to make sure it’s covered.
Add sprigs of berries into
the greenery for a colour-pop effect – they should secure into the greenery spaces
easily. Work the berries in the same direction so they’re all pointing the same way.
To "nish, tie a piece of
10 jute twine at the top to hang up the wreath.