It’s time to get into the festive spirit, and what better way to do this than by making your very own Christmas wreaths? We have used a selection of faux foliage and accessories to create them, so not only are they completely unique, they’ll also last year after year. Follow our easy step by step guide below to start making yours, but don’t be afraid to experiment and personalise yours to suit your home and Christmas decor.
You will need:
- Glue Gun
- A selection of ribbons
- A selection of faux foliage
- Silver bell
- Embroidery hoops
How to make your faux foliage wreath:
Start with a medium and small embroidery hoop, place the smaller one inside the larger one and use a glue gun to glue them together on one edge. Set this aside to dry.
Cut down and arrange your faux foliage. We’ve used a mixture of fern, eucalyptus and a gold sparkly stem. Bend and shape the foliage on top of the hoop until you are happy with the look, using a pair of pliers to help bend if your stems have wire in them.
Add a layer of glue to the hoop and start compiling the foliage, adding a little glue each time to make sure its nice and secure. We also added some gold sprayed berried for an added festive touch.
Take your ribbon and tie it once around the base of the hoop making sure you hide all stems and glue, then tie it into a nice neat bow. We’ve used bright red ribbon as it’s a great contrast to the green.
Once you are happy with your design and ribbon, take the silver bell and add a blob of glue onto the top before securing it in place at the top of the smaller hoop. Be patient with this as you may need to hold it in place until it’s dry!
We’ve almost finished! All that’s left is to add a tie to the top of the wreath so you can hang it up. Take a short length of ribbon or string (around 20cm), feed it through the bigger hoop and tie a knot at the top of the loop, then cut off any excess.