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How to create a Festive Wreath

You will need:

  • Water
  • Washing up bowl
  • Oasis floral foam (we are using a 9.5” diameter)
  • Scissors
  • Conifer
  • Other foliage and flower heads e.g Hydrangea heads if desired
  • Pine cones
  • Berries
  • Florist wire

 

It is really worth going out and gathering foliage from your garden to decorate your wreath to create a natural festive look. You can adapt this to your own preferences and based on what you are able to find.

 

Step one:

Dip the foam into cold water until the oasis goes dark green in colour and feels heavier from the water it’s taken in.

Step two:

Lay out the foliage you are using on the wreath. Take away the lower leaves and cut each stem on an angle.

 

Step three:

Add the background foliage such as conifer on an angle either clockwise or anti clockwise.

Step four:

Cover the top of the wreath with green foliage such as ivy on an angle to cover as much of the foam as possible.

 

Step five:

Twist the wire around the bottom of the pinecones, leaving a length of wire exposed (approx. 2”) to place into the wreath along with berries. Create your design the whole way around the wreath as you wish.

Step six:

You are now ready to use your festive wreath as either a beautiful table centrepiece or a hanging decoration. To hang, simply weave a piece of ribbon through the foliage, careful not to damage the greenery or place on a wreath hanger.

 

Aftercare:

Don’t forget you can mist your wreath to keep it fresher for longer

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