Christmas wreaths are an old Christmas tradition that are used to decorate the outside of the house, typically on the front door, to give Christmas time visitors a festive greeting.
To make a Christmas wreath you will need a wreath ring, florist wire which you can get from your local florist and some evergreens such as ivy, conifer, mistletoe and holly.
If you can obtain holly with the berries, this will add color to the wreath.
Again, you can purchase holly and mistletoe from your local florist if you do not have this growing in your garden.
Dried seedpods such as poppies, teasels and pinecones can be spray painted silver or gold and used to add interest to the wreath.
Attach pieces of foliage to the wreath ring with the wire, wrapping the wire around the lower end of the foliage and then twisting the wire around the wreath ring.
As you do this, the foliage will slide around a little but the more you put on the ring, the more stable it will become.
Keeping your work flat on a tabletop to prevent movement is a good idea. The more you add, the better it looks.
Table of Contents
Homemade Christmas Decorations
Decorating Your Lawn for Christmas
Homemade Gift Ideas
Candy Gift Baskets
Decorating Your Gift Basket
Holiday Scrapbooking - the Gift of Memories