With Christmas just around the corner, many of us have already decked our halls with festive decorations. But if you haven’t done a Christmas wreath just yet, now is the time!
A striking Christmas wreath can be hung on the front door or be the perfect centerpiece to your dining table. Simply cluster it with candles for a dreamy look!
Making your own Christmas wreath is an easy way to ensure your festive decorations are all consistent with your palette, while also adding a personal and handmade touch to your home.
Here’s how to make your own Christmas wreath.
What You’ll Need
- A floral foam ring
- 2 to 3 bunches of foliage (you may need more depending on the size of your ring)
- Assorted brightly colored flowers and leaves
- Wire (for if you choose to hang your wreath)
Soak your floral foam ring (Buy on Amazon, $14.79) in water for about five minutes, or until bubbles have stopped coming out of it. Don’t press the oasis ring down as this will cause air bubbles to enter the foam, creating dry spots.
Soaking your floral foam ring will ensure that the foam is still damp, ensuring your cut flowers will last for longer.
Cut greenery into 4 in. lengths — each length should have a stem about 2 in. long, with two leaves at the top. Trim the stems of your assorted flowers to approximately 2 in. long as well.
Place your floral foam ring on a flat surface. Working around the side of the floral foam ring, push your foliage stems in on a slight angle, keeping the angle the same all the way around.
Repeat this process on the “face” of the ring as well. If you have enough foliage and are aiming for an extra lush and voluminous wreath, repeat this again on the inside of the ring as well.
Take your assorted flowers and dot them around the wreath, pushing into the floral foam ring on an angle as you did with the foliage.
To hang your wreath, loop wire around opposite sides of the wreath, then make a loop at the back and hang from a door knob or hook. Alternatively, turn your wreath into a festive table centerpiece and place on your dining table.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Homes to Love.