It seems timely to share this seasonal post from last year.
I recently learned how to decorate a Christmas wreath at our local Women’s Shed. I will share the technique with you step by step:
You will need:
- A basic straw wreath
- Green plastic tape
- Rolls of florist’s wire
- Metal pins
- Assorted foliage, including holly with berries
- Decorations including poinsettia, mistletoe, robins, ribbon…
Bind your straw wreath tightly with the green plastic tape, then bind it with the florist’s wire.
If you cannot find green plastic tape, cut up a green bin bag or carrier bag.
Next, add foliage in small bunches, using your florist’s wire to tie them in place. Just keep on weaving the wire around and around, a little at a time…
You are now ready to pin in some holly:
Eventually, you will reach this stage:
Add embellishments of your choice.
I went for a red and silver “poinsettia and mistletoe” theme:
The Finished Projects
I lined my finished wreath up in front of two others, to give you further inspiration. A cute robin adorns the middle wreath, while the rear model is embellished with gold ribbon.
I am normally a minimalist, but I added a final flourish of red ribbon this morning, before hanging my new creation on my front door.
I cannot help but smile at my efforts, and I should think the birds will enjoy the holly berries, before Christmas is over…
Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from a debilitating illness.
She lives in Donegal, Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty.