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Making your own Christmas Wreath

Updated: Feb 28

Step 1

Collect your essential ingredients.

  • 10 inch length 0.90 gauge stub wires

  • Sphagnum moss and foilage

  • 8 inch wire wreath frame

  • Binding wire

  • Mossing twine/string

  • Scissors

  • Secateurs

Step 2

Tease the moss into a thickish ‘sausage’, removing any stones, twigs and lumps of mud etc. Then bind onto the wreath frame using mossing twine or binding wire.

Step 3

Trim off any excess moss and loose ends.

Step 4

Wreath frame completely ‘mossed’.

Step 5

Select suitable evergreen foliage to be used e.g. Holly, Ivy and Cupressus and trim to approx 3-4 inch lengths.

Step 6

Bunch together three or four pieces of mixed foliage, and using a 10 inch 0.90 gauge stub wire, bind them together.

Step 7

Wired foliage bunch. It will require approx 15-20 bunches of wired foliage to cover an 8 inch wreath frame.

Step 8

Push the wired foliage bunches into the mossed base starting with the outside


Step 9

Continue to push the wired foliage into the moss base making sure that all pieces slightly overlap, that they all go in the same direction, and that they all lie reasonably flat.

Step 10

Completed wreath base.

Step 11

The completed wreath can be accessorised or decorated with wired pine cones or baubles / decorations of your choice.

Step 12

The finished wreath can be hung from a door, using wire.

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