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How to make a Christmas wreath

PUBLISHED: 09:28 29 November 2014 | UPDATED: 09:28 29 November 2014

KEN DEC 14 Garden

KEN DEC 14 Garden


Meet Groombridge florist Katherine Craft who takes us through the steps to create a beautiful Christmas circle that can be used as a wreath or table arrangement

Run an eye over your 
own garden for foliage, stems, leaves, berries and seed heads that you can transform into a welcoming wreath for your front door or festive decorations. You will be delighted to see both how easy it is and how much fun too.

When you look closely you will discover a huge range of evergreen foliage in greens, colours and variegated forms, seed heads, jewel-like berries, stems and even winter flowers. You can also augment with material from your local garden centre 
or florist, as many stock a good selection 
of Christmas greenery and sundries.

The basis for the design is the evergreen foliage, with classic choices including holly, conifers, yew, ivy, box and eucalyptus.

Decorative detailing comes from 
adding the berries, seed heads, flowers, pine cones or even tiny apples.

You can use a florist’s circle frame, 
a circular oasis or make your own base 
with twisted stems of coloured willows, dogwood or any pliable shrub or vine.

Katherine Craft, winner of the National Wedding Awards Best Florist for London and the South East, shows us a gorgeous design for readers to follow.

Based in a rustic timber studio, the Florist in the Forest near Groombridge, Katherine is happy to take orders for Christmas wreaths, table arrangements, garlands and bouquets, which can be collected from her studio.

“I can’t get enough of Christmas and 
the whole studio soon becomes a grotto 
of Christmas activity as we near the beginning of December,” she says. n

HGet in touch

Florist in the Forest

Seasonal planters, wreaths and other Christmas arrangements can be ordered for collection or local delivery from the beginning of December

07984 540 893 or floristintheforest@gmail.com


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