With Christmas on the horizon it’s time to start thinking about festive decorations. Nothing beats twinkling lights a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the window and hanging a fresh wreath on your front door, staircase or mantelpiece – it’s the perfect festive way to welcome guests into your home. Making your own is as easy as wrapping presents, but it is no longer environmentally friendly to use florist’s foam. Garden designer Joy Grey of Goose Green Design gives us a step-by-step guide for creating a beautiful, environmentally-responsible Christmas wreath.

YOU WILL NEED

Materials:

A wire ring – the size depends on your door, I used a 30cm ring
Secateurs
Reel of florist wire
Florist stubbing wire or similar
Wire cutters
Ribbon, or something to use to hang the wreath

Florals & Foliage:

Moss (from a florist, or forage responsibly)
Greenery such as; conifers, holly, box etc from your garden or the hedgerows. Three to five different kinds wired together into bundles
To decorate; pinecones, berries, holly, rosehips, seed heads, flowers, twigs and bundles of cornus stems or cinnamon, ribbon, dried orange slices 

WHAT TO DO

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