Making my own Christmas Wreath

December 20, 2019
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This year I made my very own Christmas wreath, from scratch, for the first time ever! Myself and Jaz’s cousin had booked to go along to a wreath making class and it was so much fun. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I now have dreams of opening my own bespoke wreath Etsy shop haha.

The class was held in the Holly and Ivy Florist in Surbiton and lasted for about 2 hours. It was a full lesson on how to create your very own wreath which was super fun and informative. There were 12 of us in total and we were greeted by Holly, the owner, who was making us all mulled wine which was a nice, festive touch.

Christmas Wreath Making Lesson

The lesson started with a wire wreath frame at each of our stations, a pile of moss, scissors and binding wire. To begin with, we had to make sausage-like shapes out of the moss and attach it to the frame with the binding wire. The moss keeps your wreath fresh for as long as possible.

Christmas wreath making

Once enough moss was attached we then moved on to creating 12 bundles of Nordmann Fir, berries and other floral bits and pieces to attach to the wreath. This took quite some time and it was tricky binding everything together and laying it out on the wreath. I felt like mine was just going to collapse at any moment but thankfully it pretty sturdy!

Christmas wreath making

When the bundles were all attached and the wreath was looking full and more…wreath-like, the fun really began! We were able to choose from a wide variety of decorations and arrange them onto the wreath. I knew I wanted a traditional-looking wreath with orange slices, cinnamon sticks, pine cones and red berries. To me, that’s just the perfect winter combination. Not only does it look good but it smells incredible too!

Christmas wreath making

After a while, I was happy with how my wreath was looking so it was then time to attach everything. Again this was pretty tricky! Using separate, strong wires we had to poke it through the orange slices or around the pine cones and cinnamon sticks, then tie it around the wreath and poke it in the moss, making sure it’s fully secured. I took quite some time doing this and used probably way too much wire but I really feared it just falling apart haha.

Christmas wreath making

The Finished Christmas Wreath

I was super happy with how my wreath turned out! We had the option of adding a ribbon to it which I was unsure about as I thought it’d be a bit overkill. However, when I put the burgundy ribbon up against my wreath the colours looked so good together that I couldn’t resist adding a little bow.

Christmas wreath making

There were little versions of doors that we could hang our wreath on and view it from a distance. Surprisingly I didn’t want to make a single change to mine. I loved it!

Christmas wreath making

My wreath is now hung on our door. However, I’m heading back to Somerset for Christmas on the 21st so I’ll be taking it with me to have on our door there too haha.

Christmas wreath making

I hope you all enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments what you think of my wreath and if you’ve ever made a wreath before. I’m pretty proud of my Christmas wreath, especially considering it was the first time I’d ever made one and I’m not really a crafty person. I think going forward I’d like to make my own wreath each year. It was so much fun and not as complicated as I originally thought. It’d definitely be a cute little annual tradition to make our own wreath!

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