before you begin
Whether you are first time wreather or an annual maker, it’s always a good idea to remind yourself of a few basic fixing techniques to ensure all your bits and pieces are secured properly to your base.
We have included particular wires and pins for each decorative item so do try and stick to using the correct ones before attaching each item to your wreath.
Our design is quite classic and we’ve included an illustrated step by step guide for you to follow. The guide will help you achieve the wreath as illustrated in the final photograph.
If you are confident and have styling ideas of your own with additional decorations to add then go for it and enjoy yourself - you only get to do this once a year!
1. Position your straight wire amongst the pine kernels.
2. Bend gently to create an even hairpin.
3. Pinch the wire together at the edge of the cone and twist the cone.
1. Slide your wire between atleast two segments of the Lime. Follow steps 2 & 3 above.
Hook and arch the mossing pin through the flesh of orange slices.
1. Loop your thumb halfway down the length of your twine, then wind this double length around your cinnamon bundle.
2. Tuck the ends of the double length through your thumb and secure the Cinnamon.
3. Separate into two strands again and tie these back around the Cinnamon with a knot to secure
CREATE YOUR BOW
1. Begin with a large loop and tails.
2. Tuck the the top of your loop behind your crossing point.
3. Gather into a pinch point and secure with a twine knot.
4. Place in your desired position and secure to your wreath with a mossing pin.
time to create!
upgrade your wreath
adding festive flowers
Cut down your Hypericum and Eryngium stems down into single flower stems.
Then insert your flowers in the gaps between the other ingredients on your wreath and secure with mossing pins if necessary.
forage your own ingredients
To add some winter personality, look around your garden for some winter berries and seedheads.
Insert these into the gaps of your wreath, secure with mossing pins if needed.