Make Your Own Christmas Wreath At Ho Ho Home

Hanging a Christmas wreath on your front door is the ultimate way to celebrate the beginning of the festive season, offering visitors a warm welcome, and giving passers by a reason to smile. Why not make your own? ​​​​

What is the history of a wreath?

First seen in Roman society, the word wreath comes from an old English word, ‘writhen’, meaning- to twist. In these times, wreaths were often worn as head dresses and used to denote status and victory. In ancient Greece, Olympic winners were awarded a wreath, and in early German cultures, a wreath was often used in table decorations - a winter reminder that Spring would return, and the Earth would once more turn warm. 

Traditionally, wreaths have been made from evergreen foliage, representing continuity and survival through difficult times. Today, wreaths can be made from any ingredients that take your fancy - get creative!​​​​​​​​

What you will need:

  • Flowers & foliage
  • A wreath ring (you can buy these online or in a garden centre, and can reuse them year after year)
  • Scissors or secateurs
  • Decorations
  • Moss
  • Twine
  • Floristry binding wire

How to make a Christmas wreath:

1. Gather your materials. Go foraging and collect a selection of seasonal foliage - this can be from your garden, or pieces you can find on a crisp morning walk in the countryside. You could also ask your local florist for a selection of festive foliage, or you can order foliage boxes online. Consider a selection of foliage types to add varying textures, colours, and scents to your wreath.​​​​​
​​​​​​​2. Secure large handfuls of moss to the top of the wreath ring, securing this in place with twine to create a compact base to work on. Continue this until the whole wreath ring is covered evenly. Loop a length of twine around the wreath ring which you can use to hang the wreath on your front door. (You could also use a length of ribbon if you prefer!)
​​​​​​​3. Create little mini foliage bunches and attach these to your base, working in the same direction and overlapping the whole way around, securing them in place with twine. Inspect your wreath to ensure there are no gaps.​
4. Now for the fun bit - the decorations! This is where you can really personalise your wreath. These can be whatever you like such as seed heads from the garden, fir cones, cinnamon sticks to offer a warming aroma, feathers, colourful berries, or dried orange slices.

​​​​​​​Ensuring equal spacing, attach your chosen decorations to the wreath using floristry wire to secure these in place by pushing the wire through the moss/foliage and wrapping it back through the wreath ring. ​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​5. When you are happy with the final design of your Christmas wreath, finish it with a beautiful bow for an extra special touch. You are now ready to dress your door!  

To keep your wreath looking its best, hang it in a cold, sheltered place, spraying it with water when it looks like it needs a little drink. ​​​​​​​​​
Now that you know how to make a Christmas wreath, why not try making your own?

​​​​​​​There are some fabulous designs out there, it can be tough to know what to choose. If you need inspiration, Pinterest and Instagram are ideal platforms to get your creative juices flowing.

​​​​​​​If you're feeling creative, why not enter our wreath making competition? There are some great prizes which could help you just in time for the festivities.​​​​

Enter our Christmas Wreath Competition! 

Are you planning to make, or have you made, your own Christmas wreath? 

We have £400 of M&S vouchers to give away to the prettiest wreaths we see!

​​​​​​To three worthy winners, we’ll award first prize of £250, second prize of £100, and third prize of £50. 

Competition starts from now and ends on Friday 11th December at 4pm. We’ll announce our winners on Monday 14th December.  

Entry is on Instagram only, simply tag @euronicsUK in your image and use the hashtag #EuronicsStarGiveaway - that’s all! We’re looking forward to seeing what you create. 

Full Terms and Conditions can be found here.​​​​​
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