Sunday, 8 December 2013

How to make a homemade Christmas wreath

If you are out and about on a wintery walk this month, take a bag and some garden secateurs with you and collect some pretty foliage to make a homemade Christmas wreath.

how to make a Christmas wreath with pine and holly

You will need: 
Cut stems, I have used pine (from the Christmas tree) and holly.
2 wire hangars
Scissors and/or garden secateurs
Decorations such as pine cones, candy canes & ribbon.

Step 1: Bend two wire hangars into a circle, and wrap in sellotape, leaving gaps to hold the stems.

Step 2: Layer your first plant (mine is pine). Trim to shape with the shears, then push the stems between the sellotape and/or hangars.

Step 3: Hold the stems in place with thin wire, twisted around the stems. Trim any excess wire.

Step 4: Layer a second plant (mine is holly)

Step 4: Add any additional decorations, I have used dogrose buds, red bows, mini pine cones and candy canes.

homemade christmas wreath tutorial, instructions

Hang the wreath using the hangar hooks, and ribbon if needed.

Happy Christmas crafting!

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