We only have a few weeks until Christmas and that means it’s time to brighten up your home with Christmas wreaths and garlands! Are you planning to organise a Christmas workshop for your customers? Share the tips and different ways to make your own wreath or garland with them.
If you make your own garland or wreath, it might be good to wait until the week of Christmas to make sure that it’s still fresh and not dried out when your guests arrive. No idea where to hang your wreath? Think of different places like the kitchen, windows or even the back of a chair.
Tips to decorate your Christmas wreath
Let’s start first with a few tips to decorate your Christmas wreath:
- Work in a clockwise direction, following the wreath’s branches.
- Start by adding foliage and natural leaves.
- Use a natural hessian ribbon to tie your wreath to your door and work with a strong floral wire to wrap around your decorations and insert into the wreath to hold in place.
- Keep it natural by using dried fruit, acorns etc. (available for pre-order or in the Live Shop)
- Work with bunches to keep it organised for yourself.
Five different ways to make your wreath or garland
1. Birch as a basis for your Christmas wreath
Birch is very usable to create the shape of your Christmas wreath. It stays very long and has a natural look. Birch twig is available on our Pre-order. Use Gypsophila in combination with some nice silver or gold glass baubles to create your amazing Winter Wonderland Christmas wreath.
Source: For Creative Juice
2. Wire wreath ring vs wire coat hanger
A wire wreath ring is an easy way to start making your own wreath. It’s strong and suitable for attaching all kind of foliages. Bay leaf branches or Eucalyptus combined with berries and dried fruit are perfect to decorate your wreath.
But did you ever think about a wire coat hanger to create your own wreath? It’s a good (and cheap) alternative for the wire wreath ring. All you need is a wire coat hanger, a glue gun, Christmas garland inspiration, and some ornaments!
Click here for the full tutorial.
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3. Wreath made of pine cones
Do you prefer something different? A wreath made of pine cones will surprise your guests this year’s Christmas! You can paint the pine cones by yourself or order the already coloured ones in our Live Shop to save some time.
*Do you want to save even more time? Get yourself a nice pre-made wreath. The natural wreath is a very basic one, but you could also go for the moss wreath to get a more greenery look (available in our Live Shop).
4. Staircase garland
There are many places to hang your garland as well. Be creative and try pinning your garland around the staircase. It will give your home the perfect Christmas feeling! Use zip-ties or twines to attach the garland at the base of the railings close to the stair. Decorate it with Christmas ornament balls, picks, berries (available on our buying platform) and everything else you can think about! Add some Christmas ribbon for the finishing touch.
Click here to see more garlands ideas.
5. Foraged garland
Do you love to use many kinds of greenery? Try this one!
All you need is:
- At least 1-3 types of greenery (Nobilis is a strong foliage to get the right structure)
- Floral wire
- Command hooks/nails to hang your garland on the wall
Read the step-by-step tutorial here.