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HOW TO: A homemade wreath

I had a rather Christmassy weekend this week. I had Starbucks Christmas drinks on Saturday and Sunday, did most of my Christmas shopping, listened to Christmas tunes, and decorated the tree. We also made a homemade wreath for the first time which is now hanging proudly on our front door. All you need is a wire frame like this, some green gardening wire, and some secateurs or sharp scissors.
STEP ONE // Go gathering 
Take a pair of secateurs and a bag out with you and find anything you’d want to put on your wreath. I was on the hunt for berries, and love this silvery fir plant (don’t ask me what it is!). Think about what you’ll use as a base, and what will be decoration. And if you’re taking snippets from plants in a park, only take a tiny piece from each one. 

STEP TWO // Grab your Mum/ sister/ friend 
Because it’s much more fun and Mums know best. 

STEP THREE // Weave your base
We used clippings from our Christmas tree to weave in and out of the frame. Secure with gardening wire where needed. Make sure you tuck in the bases of stems/ branches so they’re not seen.

STEP FOUR // Add the decoration
Add berries, pine cones, dried oranges, twigs, whatever you feel like!

STEP FIVE // Ta da!
Hang with a ribbon to your front door and admire your handiwork!

Have you ever made your own wreath? I got a bit carried away with the plant gathering part and now have enough to make about five!

I was rubbish with posting last week but was super busy and decided to just forgive myself. I forgot how crazy this time of year gets, in a good way of course. But I cannot wait for Christmas next week – you’ll find me permanently by the open fire for a good two days. With a stocking full of chocolate, obvs.
Let me know if you decide to make your own wreath too! x

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    December 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Just gorgeous! How did you dry out the oranges?

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    Nancy Straughan
    December 16, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Lovely! So funny, I just did a wreath how to on my blog too. Great minds 🙂

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    Miranda | Miranda's Notebook
    December 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    This looks gorgeous! Well done you! I had a very Christmassy weekend buying my Christmas tree as well. Now I want a wreath too though! Hmm, I doubt mine would turn out as good looking as that haha. xx

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    Polly Rowan
    December 16, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Yep and I commented the same thing! Maybe it didn't go through… but congrats on the Guardian article, so fab!

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    Wild Hearts + Green Tea
    December 16, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Oh, this turned out really beautiful. I've never really thought of making a wreath on my own before, will for sure try it sometime 🙂

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    Tawni @ MoonshineBeauty
    December 17, 2014 at 7:07 am

    I love wreathmaking! This looks so beautiful. I bet it smells amazing.

    Tawni from http://www.moonshinebeauty.com

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    December 17, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Bake slices or orange in a warm oven until they're dry. The ones we used in the wreath are about 5 years old!
    Polly's mum x

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    Polly Rowan
    December 17, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Hi Sheetal! So glad you came across this and hope it helps! (it's very simple). Looking forward to have you following along. Happy holidays to you too x

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    Polly Rowan
    December 17, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Thanks Tawni! Yes it does, I love the smell of Christmas trees!

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    Polly Rowan
    December 17, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    You should – it's sooo easy! x

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    Polly Rowan
    December 17, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Thanks Mum 😉

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    Polly Rowan
    December 17, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks Miranda! You should give it a go, and I'm sure it would look beautiful x

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