Advent: Day 6

How to make a Christmas Wreath

Today’s post is a fun one and perfectly seasonal! We have lots of ideas to get you into the christmas spirit and get creative with your family and friends this season!

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To make your festive wreath, you can either start from scratch using a wreath frame / floral foam ring OR you could purchase ready-made bases to accessorise and hang on your door proudly!  Today we will show you both and give you a step by step guide on how to make and complete your wreaths!

If you starting from scratch, you will need your bare essentials:

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Step 1: Find the ingredients for the recipe: Wreath frame rings, either flat (left) or raised (right).

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Moss – Sphagnum Natural, Green Stub Wire, Mossing Twine, Binding Wire & Scissors.

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Step 2: Create a base for the wreath frame by attaching the mossing twine to the frame and creating a ‘zig zag’ pattern on the frame.

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Step 3: Tease the moss into a thickish ‘sausage’, removing any stones, twigs and lumps of mud etc.

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Then bind onto the wreath frame using mossing twine or binding wire.

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Step 4: Continue to cover the cover the whole wreath frame with the moss

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Step 5: Trim off any excess moss and loose ends & your wreath frame is completely ‘mossed’.

If your creative skills aren’t up to scratch or your nervous about the finish result, there is a cheeky short cut which can save you time and money – the amazing, already ‘complete’ MOSS RINGS (available in different sizes!).

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Step 6: From there, it’s time to add the foliage of choice.Select suitable christmas foliage such as Blue Spruce, Holly, Ivy, Pinus Strobus etc. and trim to size.

You can either: bunch together 3 to 4 pieces of mixed foliage, and using a stub wire, bind them together to attach to the moss ring or freely attach the foliage to the moss ring using binding wire or mossing twine. 

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Cheeky tip: Again, there is a sneaky short-cut for novices, to save, time, money and your nails – ready-made blue spruce rings. There is two types: half bound (this means only half covered in blue spruce & flat on one side) and full bound (fully covered in blue spruce). The spruce rings are based with a straw and covered with blue spruce.

Step 7: Once you have completed the wreath with the moss and foliage, you can now accessorise and decorate with a combination of wired dried fruit, cinnamon sticks, christmas picks, berries, ribbon bows, fresh flowers, the world is your oyster!

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Step 8: The finished wreath can be hung from a door, using either a loop of ribbon or wire.

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Cheeky tip: Create a Christmas Scene with this Decorative Christmas Fake Snow Spray! 

We would love to see your festive creations this christmas, from your own wreath, a workshop, garlands or arrangements! Please send them through to info@trianglenursery.co.uk.

Need more information on how to create a wreath or our products, visit our website or call us on 01394 385 832?

Join us on our Christmas countdown – what do we have in store for tomorrow?

We wish you an amazing December!

We would love to see your creations – please send them through to info@trianglenursery.co.uk

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