This week I have a really great DIY door wreath project for you – something you could create with the little ones in your life. A wreath to display on your front door – or to give pride of place to, indoors. You might also be interested in my recent posts on making a willow wreath, and in creating some Christmas door wreath hygge as you work. Both these posts have links to some of the supplies you'll need, so you can easily source your wire and so on.
You’ll need a recycled wire coat hanger – the type you get from the dry cleaners, some greenery from the garden and some binding wire – or pipe cleaners, if you’ve not got any wire to hand.
5 steps to success
- The first thing you need to do is shape your coat hanger into a circle. I’ve found the easiest way to do this is to hold your coat hanger as if it’s a bow and arrow and pull the hook and the long base away from each other, to create a diamond shape
- Once you’ve done this you then need to manipulate the wire frame into a circle between your thumb and forefingers. Carry on until you’ve got a shape your happy with. This is the trickiest step. Once you’ve got a roughly circular shape I’d stop there – the final wreath will be covered in greenery, so it’ll help disguise any lumps and bumps.
- The next thing to do is to take a small bunch of greenery – about the length of your finger. Holding it between thumb and finder (hiding the bushy stems in the palm of your hand), bind the stems onto your coat hanger using your binding wire (or pipe cleaners). If you’re using wire, keep it on the reel and use it in one continuous length, rather than cutting and re-starting it each time you add in more greenery.
- Take a second bundle of greenery and position it so the bushy heads cover the bound stems of the previous bunch and bind again. You’ll need to pull your wire sufficiently tight so that when you waggle your wreath bits of greenery don’t fall off!
- Repeat all the way around your wreath –going in the same direction. When you get back to the top you’ll need to bind the last bundle of stems under the bushy heads of your very first placement.
Decorating your door wreath
You can leave your door wreath unadorned or add in decorations to suit your taste and mood. Here, I’ve use some faux berries on short wired stems, which I wrapped around my wreath at equal distances and then finished with a big bow – in part to hide the hook at the top.
If you decide to make your own Christmas door wreath I’d love to hear about it. I’m running a winter giveaway on my Facebook page at the moment – post a photo of your door wreath in the comments below my pinned video and I’ll pick as winner at random on 21 December. The prize is a place on my 4-week online flower arranging class. You could gift this to a friend for Christmas – or treat yourself in the New Year. This giveaway is valued at £99. No cash alternative will be offered.
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Until next time, happy flowers!
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