Christmas wreaths have found favour again and you’ll find many front doors with wreaths hanging proudly this year. While many people go for the plastic wreaths, you really can’t beat the style of a wreath made using fresh Christmas tree foliage. You can make your own wreath from scratch by taking a lower branch from a live Christmas tree, however, buying an original undecorated wreath is often easier, and they are not that expensive.
Before decorating your wreath, give it a good shake to remove any loose needles. You’ll find that our wreaths are so fresh there won’t be much in the way of needle drop. Once you are ready to decorate, lay your wreath down and determine the top and bottom of the wreath. Look at the texture to see what looks right when it comes to orientation. Now you’re ready to decorate.
A couple of tips worth noting before you get started:
- Don’t overcrowd your wreath
- Use small decorations or decorations that are light weight
- Less is more when it comes to variety so don’t make your wreath too busy
- Choose a colour scheme for your decorations – white looks great as does red
- Consider clustering your decorations together leaving open spaces of foliage
- Place your decorations loosely on top before fixing them into place.
Decorations are easier to attach if you have plastic coated twist ties. Thread the twist tie through the decoration then through the foliage of your wreath. You can then push the ties through to the back and twist them firmly. Don’t tie them too tightly as you’ll crush the foliage and the decorations will bury themselves into the foliage.
When decorating, step back and check your work regularly. If you place the decorations loosely on top first, you can rearrange them until you get your desired look, then you can firmly attach them. Remember to keep the wreath moist by misting regularly. When people knock on your door, it will be a unique hand decorated Christmas wreath that you did. Of course, if you don’t have the time decorate one yourself, you could always check out what we have on offer>