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How to make your own Christmas wreath

We think a festive wreath to welcome visitors to your home is a Christmas must-have, so why not get creative and add your own personal touch to your front door with a beautiful hand-crafted wreath. You can create your own colour theme to match your home décor and add your favourite frills and trimmings to make it yours.

So, grab all the accessories, hit play for the Christmas tunes and follow our easy steps below to make your perfect festive wreath or garland.

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How to make your own Christmas wreath

1. Start with your base

To begin you’ll need a base which can be either a wire wreath or a rustic wicker wreath made from twigs and rope.

Wreath

2. Select your foliage

Artificial foliage

For a long-lasting wreath that you can bring out year after year, we think an artificial wreath base is a great idea. Just add extra artificial sprigs of different colours and textures for a personal touch. Simply place your chosen foliage onto your wreath and secure it in place with wire – it couldn’t be easier.

Natural foliage

If you’re using natural foliage, take sprigs of your favourite plants and attach them to your base with hobby wire. Carefully wrap the wire around a small bunch or sprig, and then attach the ends of the wire to the wreath... it’s easy!

Top tip: Have a look in your garden for evergreen plants and choose the ones you like the look of! Popular plants include pine, holly, ivy, or box hedge sprigs. You could even use herbs like lavender, rosemary or bay leaves, which not only look great but smell good too!

For our wreath we’ve used the gorgeous wilko make your own wreath pack in silver.

3. Decorate with festive accessories

Make an eye-catching and unique wreath by dressing it up with plenty of festive accessories. We’ve got a whole range of wreath and garland accessories and Christmas decorations for you to choose from.

When you start to add the trimmings arrange the larger items first, placing them in groups of three. Make sure they aren’t too close together, but equally not too perfect for a rustic look.

Top tip: This is the perfect way to add a bit of your personality, so why not think outside the box and find some extra decorations from around the house?

We think spare wine corks or miniature baubles are perfect and you can nestle them in the branches for a modern wreath that’s completely unique!

You can also use up any left-over baubles from the tree or any other festive bits and bobs to make a wreath that blends in with your existing home décor.

Wreath

4. Add the finishing touches

Now it’s time to add a bit of Christmas magic with some small finishing touches. Our Micro LED Lights have a thin, flexible wire which you can bend around your wreath and position exactly where you want. They’re battery operated and perfect for adding some festive glitz to your wreath! Or, for that extra special touch why not give your wreath a quick coating of snow spray? You can also use it on your tree, or spray a few pine cones and place them in a bowl for a simple festive table decoration!

5. Hang your wreath up

Once you’ve finished your one-of-a-kind wreath, you’ll want to hang it in pride of place on your front door! A metal wreath hanger is just the job and you won’t need to do any DIY - that’s a little win! Simply place your wreath onto the hanger and hook it over your door. For uPVC doors, you can use our suction hooks which stick to your door and after Christmas they can be easily removed without any damage!

6. If you don’t have the time…

We know it’s such a busy time of the year and not everyone has the time to make their own wreath, but you don’t have to miss out! We’ve got plenty of pre-made options too! From traditional to enchanting fairy-tale-inspired, we’ve got styles for every taste.

Need Christmas essentials? We’ve got a huge range of festive must-haves online at wilko.com

We’d love to see your home-made festive wreaths so why not share your creations with us via our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.