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DIY Wreath kit tutorial instructions

Slider wreath workshop min

Turn the Christmas music on, grab a glass of mulled wine and gather your friends and family and get ready to create your very own festive wreath.

Once you have the wreath kit ready to go, we would recommend laying all your items out. This helps so you're not looking for bits throughout the process.

We've popped together some simple instructions to help you create your wreath. The instructions are also available to download at the bottom of the page if you would like to print them out.

Our expert florist, Sharon, has also created a video tutorial that you can follow along whilst making your wreath too. Watch it below.

In our tutorial below, we'll explain how to attach each decoration for each of our 6 wreath kits.

Now let's begin...

Instructions:

Prepping your base:

  • Cut each variety of foliage, roughly the same size as your hand and place in separate piles.
  • Attach the reel wire by pushing it into the moss and wrap around the wreath a few times.
  • Using a bit of each variety of foliage, gather handfuls together, making the bunches all similar in variety and size.
  • Holding the bunch onto the moss base with the foliage at an angle towards the outside of the frame. Using the attached reel wire, wrap around bottom of the foliage bunch and around the wreath at least 3 times. Leave the reel wire attached to the wreath during the whole process. Collect the same selection of foliage for you next bunch. Moving slightly further around the wreath and slightly angled towards the inside of the frame. Again using the reel wire to attach the second bunch.
  • Keep repeating all the way around the wreath making sure to cover the wire as you go. All bunches should be going in the same direction around the wreath just rotating from outside to inside the frame. Slide the stems of the last bunch under the foliage of the first bunch you attached. Wiggle the wire through the foliage trying not to flatten the foliage as you go.

Bucks Fizz wreath

  • Take your baubles and remove the string from the top. Take a stub wire, this is the green wire in your kit and thread it through the loop of your bauble, twist the stub wire around itself and check it’s secure. To secure two baubles together, thread a stub wire through the loop at the top of each one and twist to secure.
  • For the berries, take a stub wire and wrap it securely around the stem section.
  • For the cinnamon sticks, thread a stub wire through the cinnamon stick, push it through so you have a generous amount each side. Fold the end that’s sticking out over and twist with the end you still have in your hand.
  • For your orange slices, overlap two and push a stub wire through both slices and twist the wire tightly.

Snowberry wreath

  • First up, take your baubles and remove the string from the top. To secure two baubles together, thread a stub wire through the loop at the top of each one and twist to secure.
  • For the berries, group a few together in your hand and take a stub wire, fold it over and wrap it securely around the stems.
  • With your snowflake, take a stub wire, fold over one end and push it through one of the gaps and hook the looped bit back through, twist the ends to secure.
  • Take a piece of your stub wire, wrap it tightly around the bottom of your pinecone and twist tightly to secure like this. Continue to repeat on all your cones.

Classic wreath

  • For your orange slices, overlap two and push a stub wire through both slices and twist the wire tightly.
  • Take a piece of your stub wire, wrap it tightly around the bottom of your pinecone and twist tightly to secure like this. Continue to repeat on all your cones.
  • For the cinnamon sticks, thread a stub wire through the cinnamon stick, push it through so you have a generous amount each side. Fold the end that’s sticking out over and twist with the end you still have in your hand.
  • For the berries, group a few together in your hand and take a stub wire, fold it over and wrap it securely around the stems.

Candy Cane wreath

  • First up, take your baubles and remove the string from the top. To secure two baubles together, thread a stub wire through the loop at the top of each one and twist to secure.
  • Take your round red and white sweets, thread your stub wire through the centre where there is a small hole, once the stub wire comes through the other side, fold it back over and twist around the longer part of the wire to secure.
  • With your candy canes, loop a stub wire over the centre of the candy cane and twist to secure.

Woodland wreath

  • For the berries, take a bunch in your hand and take a stub wire, fold it over to create a small loop and wrap the long section securely around the stems.
  • With your dried lotus heads, you need to push a stub wire up through the bottom horizontally, so it comes out the other side. Push the wire through far enough you have enough to fold it over and twist around the long section to secure.
  • With the feathers you can add them to your wreath separately or in a groups. Take your stub wire, fold one end over to create a loop and twist the long end around the looped bit and the end of the feathers.

Mulled Wine wreath

  • Take the purple fern, wrap a stub wire securely around the end of the stem.
  • With the cinnamon sticks, slide the stub wire underneath the string and twist to secure.
  • With the dried oranges, push a stub wire all the way through the orange and twist tightly to secure, repeat the same process with all your oranges.
  • Take your baubles and remove the string from the top. To secure two or more baubles together, thread a stub wire through the loop at the top of each one and twist to secure.

The finishing touches:

  • Start placing the decorations where you would like. Push the stub wire through the wreath, fold flat against the back and push the end of the wire into the moss frame.
  • Keep going until you’ve added all the decorations.
  • Add a hook/wire to hand (optional).

And you're done!


We would love to see your creations. Send a photo over to florists@lincolnshire.coop or send us a message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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