It's that time of year when carol singers along with unexpected guests come knocking, so why not get involved in the festive fun by creating your own wreath to hang upon your door. During December you might find yourself a wreath-making class to take part in or you may just gather around a friend or neighbour's house to have a go at making your own. If you want to make your own and be proud to show it off, we recommend you follow the advice of Lucy St George, co-founder of Rockett St George, with these four easy steps...

 

Don't forget:
Tools - Scissors and some string (or some green garden wire can be useful).
A basic wreath - Either choose the Rockett St George boxwood wreath to save time and add greenery, or you can create your own structure if you prefer from twigs tied with wire and string to form a circular shape.
Foliage - A few sprigs of holly and pine (either from your own garden or visit your local florist).
Decorations - Choose a few of your favourite decorations and lights to add sparkle to your wreath.

 

 

Step 1
Trim your greenery
Create smaller bunches to push into the base of your wreath.

 

Wreath RSG1

 

Step 2
Time to decorate!
Tie on your favourite decorations using garden wire or twine. Lucy used some sparkly vintage style decorations from the current collection to create a more glamorous look.

 

Wreath RSG2

 

Step 3
Light it up!
Wind a string of fairy lights around your wreath to enhance the sparkle and create warmth. Lucy has used battery powered lights to avoid any messy wires.

 

Wreath RSG3

 

Step 4
Ta-Daaahh… And you're ready to style!

 

RSG wreath 5

 

Here are some extra 'Top Tips' by Lucy St George…

 

Create a focus point
Choose one decoration or centrepiece and style the wreath around this piece.

 

Always use odd numbers
Decorations look more appealing to the eye when styled in odd numbers.

 

Forage for foliage
Use sprigs, holly and other greenery to add a personalised touch to your wreath.

 

Light it up!
Wind a string of fairy lights around your wreath to enhance the sparkle and create warmth.

 

 

 

Article by: EKBB