Welcome your guests with a show-stopping fresh wreath on the front door. Fresh wreaths are great but can be quite pricey and they all seem to have a similar look being traditionally dressed with pinecones, fake berries and dried orange slices. Personalise your own plain wreath with Christmas decorations, baubles, fresh foliage and flowers. This lovely spruce wreath I got from Notcutts Garden Centre (£18.99).
A FESTIVE WELCOME
HOW TO: Select your baubles, I used inexpensive plastic ones. You will need a firm florist wire, wire clippers or pliers and pretty ribbon to match your look. I cut lots of little bits of wire about 5-10cm long. These I looped through the end of the bauble hole, the remainder of the long wire I use to hook into the foliage of the wreath.
TOP TIP: I chose to keep my baubles only at the top of the wreath for a contemporary look, but evenly spaced baubles all around the wreath will look pretty too.
HOW TO: This one is even easier! I used very little wire to secure the ribbon loops of the decorations to the foliage. Seeing the ribbon from the decoration is part of the look and the wire just secures the decoration in place. For this look you don’t need a lot of decorations.
TOP TIP: I chose to stick to an all white theme but adding red and white ribbon will look lovely too and give a fresh Nordic Christmas feel.
A CHRISTMAS SHOW
HOW TO: Decorative fresh cabbage flowers are so showy. Because of their size you only need 3 flower heads and a pretty ribbon for this look. Cut the florist wire about 15cm long and pierce the thick stem of the cabbage flower and wrap the wire around the stem a few times to secure. Use the remainder of the wire length to tie the flower heads to the top of the wreath. Choose a pretty ribbon to make a bow that will finish off this gorgeous wreath.
TOP TIP: Jazz up this style by draping more thin ribbon around the whole wreath, adding more colour and interest.
Feature, Photos & Styling by Theoda Solms Iles