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Deck your door with festive cheer
2 Dec 2016 12:17:34
How to make a Christmas wreath:
A Christmas wreath is a lovely way to welcome visitors to your home over the festive season. Making your own wreath is both simple and satisfying.
1. Create the ring
First, you need a wreath base. You can make your own ring from thick wire or a metal coat hanger by bending it into a circle. Then get some natural twine to bind everything to your base.
2. Pick the theme
For a traditional look, use lots of lush, red colours with fake sprays of poinsettia or berries, and some red ribbon. Or you could create a garden-themed wreath with berries and cones.
3. Attach the stems
To build your wreath, start by securing flower or foliage stems to the base using lightweight floral wire. Overlap the stems as you go to avoid gaps. Keep adding stems until the wreath base is fully covered.
4. Wrap the twine
Wrap some twine around the stems and tie, cutting away any extra string if you need to.
5. Add Christmas decorations
Now you can add decorations. These can be attached using twine. If you’re using baubles, simply add loops and then tie them on to your wreath.
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