Check out my video below that I recorded live on Instagram today, demonstrating three different types of wreaths ou can easily make at home with foliage found in most gardens and hedgerows.
I made three different types of wreaths, one traditional, full of foliage, one scandi style with eucalyptus and rosemary and one small cottage style with an embroidery hoop.
Hopefully you will get lots of ideas on how to make your own.
You will need:
- A wreath frame like this
- An embroidery hoop
- If you can’t get them, use a wire hanger and form it into a circle.
- A secateurs
- A scissors
- Fine wire (like this)
- Greenery – I used eucalyptus, ivy, rosemary, christmas tree foliage and leylandi
- Fir cones etc for decoration
Check out how I make all three wreaths in this video.
My top tip is to have more foliage than you think you will need because it’s amazing how much you will use. However, if you are foraging please be mindful and only take what you need.
- Work in groups of three when creating mini bunches for your more fuller wreath.
- When working on a fuller wreath, make sure you add your foliage all in the one direction.
- I try to keep my wreaths as sustainable as possible and avoid using any glue guns or plastic. This way, when the foliage has died it can be added to the compost and the wire removed from the frame which can be reused.
Feel free to comment below if you have any questions.
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The cottage is looking very festive now, I think the decorations may start coming out of the loft. Have you started decorating yet?