How to make your own Christmas wreath:
Oasis foam ring (available from your local florist)
Ribbons, baubles, flowers, cinnamon sticks, dried orange slices, burlap, etc.
Gather your materials - I normally use fir, holly, ivy and other foliage from the local countryside
Make sure cuttings are at least 6" long, with some longer to add texture and depth
Secure the shorter pieces of fir around the inside of the wreath to create a compact inner circle
Layer bunches of foliage, starting with the flattest greens on the base, overlapping the bunches to conceal any bare stems. Slide stems into the oasis to secure
Finish with the fullest bunches of greenery, until the whole oasis ring is covered
Check your wreath from different angles to ensure a pleasing round shape with no gaps
Finally, the fun bit...
Add colour by bundling and attaching (with floristry wire) dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks, ribbon, flowers, etc. Don't hold back - there's nothing sadder than a thin Christmas wreath hanging on a front door
Attach to your front door using burlap or colourful ribbon - water regularly as required, ensuring the oasis remains damp.
Download and print the worksheet here to make your own beautiful Christmas wreath.
Have fun - and share photos of your Christmas wreath on our Facebook page.