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December 25, 2020 4 min read

Christmas is a tradition-filled occasion.

It is also an amazing moment, which we equate with only good experiences and feelings. An evergreen wreath on the door is always a sign of welcome at the beginning of December. It is a true kindler of the Christmas spirit, laced with tiny white lights and other holiday finery. Decorate your door and the doors of friends who are far away.

In our homes, Christmas decorations appear. We want to arrange this magical atmosphere in our homes and experience this amazing feeling even better. A Christmas wreath is one such decoration. While the ways of doing it have changed over time, the custom behind it is to hang it on the house's front door. Not only does it appear on the entrance, but it also serves as a wall decoration.

You can decorate large mirrors with it in the hallway, as well as hang it in a prominent position in the living room, e.g., over a table covered with white tablecloth and delicacies on Christmas Eve.

In Germany, the Christmas wreath tradition has its unique roots. There were two wreaths in the Anglo-Saxon tradition at home, one a Christmas wreath for the entrance, the other a table decoration with candles.

Traditional ornament is used to decorate our homes in this festive Holiday season. It can be produced from materials such as flowers, leaves, fruits... The most common ones, however, are developed from evergreens. Eternity is symbolized by the circle form - no beginning, no end.

Other traditional Christmas decorations are as elegant as they are timeless. A floral Christmas wreath is one of the most simple and stylish.

These days, Christmas wreaths are one of the most popular indicators of the holiday season and one of the most inexpensive and sustainable ones. Since you can find most of the materials you'll need in the great outdoors, the days of plastic wreaths you bin every year are gone. With the latest stylish wreaths, you can easily substitute next year's greenery with the same ring. So make for yourself a bespoke Christmas gift and use these basic steps as a guide to designing your door with a thing of blossoming beauty!

1.    What you'll need to make a wreath:

Various components are made of the Christmas wreath. It is typically a frame of green twigs on which other components are placed. There may be live plants, but also Christmas decorations that we identify with.

There are also distinct baubles of color, cones, dried fruit, cinnamon sticks that give the composition a beautiful scent, and ribbons. With the addition of lilies and roses, Christmas floral wreaths are made. A wreath from a rattan circle is a fascinating proposition. The list of required materials that must be available for any form of the wreath is below.

  • A spool of wire for floral
  • Hardy scissors/secateurs
  • Moss sheet
  • Wreath ring (approx 25cm diameter)
  • Foliage and flowers-pick or purchase your own

2.    Collect your foliage and flowers

In many ways, this can be achieved. You should catch a couple of store bouquets. Complement your stems with extras cut out from your garden or forage some on winter walks in the countryside for a fuller wreath. Branches of birch, holly, and ivy make lovely additions.

This Christmas, use a faux but eco-friendly floral option for decorating your Christmas wreath. In these hard times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is very important to protect yourself and your loved one from allergy issues to avoid sneezing, flu, or coughing. Sola wood flowers are the blooms ideal because of their pollen-free and scent-free properties. Additionally, these blooms are 100% eco-friendly and bio-degradable too.

3.    Prepare your wreath ring

Take your sheet of moss first and wrap it around your wreath ring. Then, loop the wire of your florists around the moss clockwise, leaving gaps of 4cm evenly around the wreath. Tightly pull the wire so that it is nice and secure. This friction also helps to conceal the wire, nestled among the foliage.

Cut the wire and twist the ends together until you have formed a complete circle, then fold them away out of sight.

4.    Overlay the moss with greenery

With festive greenery, such as fir branches, bulk out the foundation. And as long as it covers in abundance, this can be any green foliage you've foraged. Prepare the foliage to adorn the moss-covered frame, ready to make hand-tied packages. In groups of 2 to 3 stems, lay the cuttings, stumbling down so that the tips lay slightly underneath each other. To bunch these together, use the wire. Attach the moss frame on top. 

5.    Trim your stems

Add to the greenery of your choosing, with flower stems. Cut the stems so that they are 8-15cm long, and bind them into clusters of 3-4 separate sprigs using the same principle as above. To fill the wreath, you'll need to build about 18 clustered bundles.

6.    Start arranging

Take the first group of stems and diagonally lay them over the ring of the wreath. To secure the base of the stems to the wreath ring, use more wire, but do not cut the florists' wire from the spool! All will become apparent. 

Pick up your second bundle of stems now and lay them just under the first one. Again, stable it with the same wire length. Continue working clockwise around the wreath, never cutting the wire, tucking under the previous ones the last segment of stems until the entire ring is filled.

7.    Prune and personalize

Keep up and check your wreath for any holes that can be filled with leftover foliage. To create a solid circular form, you may also want to print a little around the edge. However, don't go overboard because you still want a natural look.

You might consider adding a few leftover baubles or weaving in some fairy lights for a touch of glam. Finally, tie a hanging ribbon into it. For at least 3 weeks, your beautifully made wreath should last. Any sprigs of vegetation that start to look a little sad can always be cut and replaced, increasing its lifetime.


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