Christmas Crafting – How To Make Your Own Wreath



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.


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:


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 🙂 .



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.



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


What’s your favourite Christmas craft to do?

Kate x


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