With colder weather meaning we’re all spending more time indoors at this time of year, you may want to spend an afternoon tucked up in the warm, creating a festive wreath to decorate your front door. They’re easy and inexpensive to make, use sustainable materials and look beautiful.
Plus, our garden’s winter bounty is the ideal resource to go hunting for materials to use in your wreath – providing most of the items you’ll need.
Amber Partner shares three ways you may want to style your wreath, and shows us how she creates show-stopping wreaths in five simple steps, below.
Try your wreath in three ways
The ¾ wreath
For a beautiful wreath with a difference, start with a base made of willow or vines. Find some green foliage and add these onto your rustic base one bunch at a time. Stop once you have gone around ¾ of the way and finish off with a beautiful ribbon – it looks great while keeping the ends hidden.
The full-circle wreath
Want a traditional circular shape? Continue adding on your greenery to complete the wreath. Once you have reached the end, secure the twine to the base with a knot. It’s simple but stylish.
The decorated wreath
Go one step further and give your wreath some pizazz. Have a look around your garden for any seed heads, grasses, twigs or thistles (below, Amber has used dried teasel, buddleia and Nigella seed pods). Stick these into your greenery creating a gorgeous piece that can be composted once the festive season is over.
More Christmas projects and inspiration:
- How to make mini festive wreaths
- Decorate with a homemade Christmas stair swag
- Four Christmas container projects
- Make your own baubles