I’ve been wanting to make a wreath for a few months now with all the seasonal wreaths that I’ve been seeing! So with December just around the corner, a Christmas wreath had to be done! I was in two minds whether to do a traditional wreath or a modern one.
I looked up lots of wreath DIYs because I felt like I needed a guide as it was my first time making one. I decided to go with a modern style Christmas wreath. If you are going to make this yourself invest on some good wire cutters because depending on the faux flowers you choose the wire can be extra thick to cut.
- Faux flowers
- Gold hoop 14″
- Wire cutters
- Scalpel or scissors (this helps to remove the plastic from the stem)
- Decorative wire diamante sparkles (optional)
Though buying bunches of faux flowers is less money, it will take a while to take divide the plastic to separate the flowers. I chose a bunch of white and purple flowers and two big purple stems.
- After separating all the flowers you will need to cut down the stems with the wire cutters. You’ll still need a bit of length to work so you can tie it to the hoop securely. It’s also a good idea to remove a few of the leaves from some of the flowers as well. That way you can use the leaves to fill any gaps in the wreath or just for colour contrast from the flowers.
- Think about how you want to lay out your flowers. I knew I wanted to place the big flowers next to each other and work from there in a half circle. So I tied the big flowers first with the wire to the hoop. Depending on what type of flowers you choose this might be different for you.
- After tying the big flowers I used some leaves to separate those flowers from the smaller blooms. Then I tied the smaller blooms down with wire adding in leaves when needed. I used the diamante branches for a little extra decorative purposes. You might be able to get away with some battery operated fairy lights instead if the battery pack is small enough. Or you can opt for neither.
- When you’ve finished your wreath tie it on to your door knocker with some string and wrap round the ribbon to hide the string.
It’s nice to get a little more creative and hands on, especially around Christmas! You can check out the tutorial that I based my wreath off here. Are you planning on buying a Christmas wreath or making one this year? Let me know in the comments!