Christmas Crafting – How To Make Your Own Wreath

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I love crafting, but I’m a nightmare. I’m essentially the epitome of ‘Pinterest vs Real Life’ – you know, those split images of something looking amazing on Pinterest and then the person attempting to do it and failing monumentously? Yeah that. But I promise, this is super easy, cheap and the end results are always pleasing :). Ready?

You’re going to need:

  • Twine / String
  • Ribbon
  • Greenery – Holly etc. You’ll definitely need some Ivy
  • Coat hanger
  • Secateurs
  • Scissors
  • Gardening gloves

Firstly bend the coat hanger into a vaguely circular shape.

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Then, beginning with the Ivy, twist it round the circular shape, and tie on with string at intermittent sections. Once you’ve built out your Ivy-base, you’ll have something that looks like this:

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Don your gloves and then as you wish tuck in other greenery. I love to add Rosemary because I love the smell of it in the house – there’s something really festive about it. You can add pine for the same effect 🙂 .

 

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Tie loose ends to the rest of the wreath if it looks like they’re set to slip out – don’t worry about the string showing as you can pull the greenery down to cover it up – collect plenty so you can be quite rough with it and replace any that don’t survive the pulling and tugging as you loop it through.

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Cover the top of the coat hanger in ribbon to cover it and secure with a bit of tape. Hang wherever you like 🙂

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What’s your favourite Christmas craft to do?

Kate x

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