DIY: Crafting a Christmas wreath. Quick, simple, and radiant
Create your unique Christmas wreath with festive flowers
In the run-up to Christmas, many people roll up their sleeves and create the most beautiful decorations. The lights are brought down from the attic, and the creative minds among us can get to work with Christmas greenery and flowers. Because what’s more enjoyable than adorning your home with decorations, the Christmas tree, and Christmas arrangements like a wreath?
Are you a fan of crafting and DIY projects, eager to make your own customized wreath? In this blog, you can find everything about a floral Christmas wreath. Of course, you can use flowers in any color that suits your interior for your own wreath. For this step-by-step guide, we’ve opted for classic red with gold.
You can make this DIY Christmas wreath as simple as you want. The base is made of blue spruce. You can buy a floral foam wreath and decorate it with Christmas greenery, as we did in the example. Want to save time? You can also buy a pre-made wreath and quickly create your personalized Christmas wreath.
Getting started with my Christmas wreath
Here’s what we used for our Christmas wreath:
- Oasis wreath
- Blue spruce
- Golden Asparagus
- Plane tree balls (gold)
- Christmas balls
- Glue gun
- Iron wire
- Knife / scissors
- Thick twine
Step 1: Soak the Oasis floral foam in water
If you’re starting from scratch, begin by soaking the Oasis wreath in water. Preferably use lukewarm water and don’t fully submerge the wreath. Let it absorb the water slowly.
Step 2: Cut the blue spruce and add it
Next, cut equal pieces of the blue spruce. Insert them all in the same direction. For variety, add a few sprigs of conifer here and there. If you’re making a door or window wreath, you need to be able to hang it. Before closing the wreath, attach the twine.
Step 3: Decorate the wreath with flowers
Now, decorate the Christmas wreath with flowers. If you rub the stems of the calla lilies a few times, you can bend them. This way, they wrap beautifully around the wreath. Secure everything with staples.
Step 4: Proceed with Christmas details
Once the tulips, chrysanthemums, and calla lilies are all in place, let’s work on the golden details. We chose painted asparagus and golden plane tree balls. Insert the flowers and asparagus in the same direction as the Christmas greenery. This creates a beautiful round movement in the wreath.
Step 5: Attach the plane tree and Christmas balls
Finally, glue the iron wire to the plane tree balls with a glue gun. This way, you can insert the balls into the floral foam. Add some red and optionally gold Christmas balls, and you’re ready to hang your own wreath with a touch of Christmas magic on the door!
Personalize Your Wreath
Of course, you can use other materials for your Christmas wreath, such as dried flowers, dried mushrooms, flower bulbs, or Christmas balls. Haven’t used your favorite flowers? No worries! You can also insert other flowers into the Oasis, like gerbera, lisianthus, hellebore, and cymbidium.
Lighting for Your Christmas Wreath: Also for Outdoors?
If you want to hang the wreath outside on the front door, it’s best to use bulb flowers (tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and bulbs) as they can withstand colder temperatures. In these dark days, adding Christmas wreath lights to your creation is a luxury. You can, for example, use battery-powered lights for your wreath, available at stores like Action. If you plan to hang the wreath outside, make sure the lights are suitable for outdoor use.
We haven’t made a very large wreath, but you can go as big as you want. You can add materials or more of the same to decorate or go for a simpler look. Even the lights are not a must, but hopefully, the flowers will find a beautiful and well-deserved place in the wreath.
Enjoy creating your enchanting wreath for the Christmas season. Don’t forget to take a photo of your wreath and share it on your socials with the hashtag #ChristmaswithDecorum so we can enjoy your unique Christmas creation too!
Let the Christmas festivities begin! 🎄