This article written by Georgie from Drill Service talks you through creating your very own DIY Christmas wreath in five simple steps.
Creating your own Christmas wreath is not only a great way to save money, but it is also sure to get you feeling festive! You can also make a wreath that suits your personal taste and fits in with your holiday decor. This super straightforward guide shows you how to quickly and easily make a Christmas wreath in less than 10 minutes!
What you need:
- Festive foliage and leaves
- A foam ring/wreath
- Florist pins
- A glue gun
- Embellishments (pine cones, holly, red berries, ribbon)
- Frosted spray paint
Prepare the wreath
Before you can begin adding any embellishments or greenery to your wreath, you need to prepare the base. Using a foam wreath ring makes creating your own wreath incredibly easy as you can effortlessly attach things to it and don’t need to fight to get the correct shape before you’ve even begun.
Soak the foam ring in water for approximately 10 minutes, and whilst you’re waiting for it to finish soaking, start to prepare the leaves and greenery by trimming them down and separating into sections to make them easier to attach.
Build your base
Remove the wreath from the water after 10 minutes and place onto a flat, secure surface. You can then use the florist pins to start wrapping a piece of foliage around the base securing them as you go with the pins. Continue until you have built up a decent layer of leaves that is full all the way around the ring and of an even shape/size.
Once you have a layer of greenery, you can then begin to decorate the wreath to suit your own style. Pine cones, holly, and red berries work really well giving an instant festive feel. You can fix these into place using the florist pins or for smaller more fiddly items, use the glue gun. Make sure you leave some space at the top of the wreath to attach a ribbon loop so you can hang the wreath.
Add a ribbon
Decide how long you need the loop to be in order for your wreath to hang in the right position. Roughly measure and cut a piece of ribbon and attach it in a loop around the top of the ring. Tie the two ends together securing the loop.
Spray and hang!
When you’ve attached the ribbon, make sure you have checked the wreath and are happy with the final look. If you feel you want to add more to it, then go ahead before this final step. When the wreath is completed, spray with the frost spray to give a wintery finish and last but not least; hang your wreath proudly on your door!
Drill Service specializes in the manufacturing and sale of cutting tools with their main area of expertise being reamers. Due to their 50+ years of experience in the tools industry, they also have a great deal of knowledge relating to DIY tasks, tools, and tips.