How to make a Christmas wreath
PUBLISHED: 09:28 29 November 2014 | UPDATED: 09:28 29 November 2014
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org