Create your own DIY Vintage Christmas Wreath. When Interflora got in touch introducing a selection of DIY Christmas tutorials, I wanted to share their Vintage inspired Wreath. They have taken inspiration from traditional Christmas decorations combined with a vintage inspired pastel colour scheme to create a fabulous festive wreath that would look great hung above the mantelpiece or on the front door.
How to make your wreath:
1. To begin with, you’ll need to create the framework of the wreath. To do this cut 5 equal lengths of cornus branches (bamboo canes would work just as well) and lay on a surface in a star shape.
2. Using strong wire bind each point and the crossover sections securely to form a rigid frame. Place moss around the branches and wire on to the frame. You only need do this for the outline of the star.
3. Cut sprigs of spruce and wire onto the frame to cover the central crossover points.
4. Next, add a mound of floral foam to the centre of the star and secure it with wire.
5. Using sharp scissors cut the rose stems short and at an angle and insert them into the wet foam.
TOP TIP: To reduce the cost of making your wreath you could substitute the roses for gerberas, a less expensive flower variety which is still available in a wide spectrum of colours.
6. Repeat this action with the carnations.
7. Next, add the red oak leaves, thistle and springs of hypericum berries.
8. Cut the Calla lily stems and insert those into the foam, following the lines of the star shape.
9. Now, take a length of ivy and thread this loosely through the design using florist’s wire to secure it into place.
10. To complete the look, add a lace ribbon to the top and create a hoop from which to hang your finished design.
TOP TIP: Keep your garland looking fresh by regularly misting it with water. If kept in the right conditions the flowers and foliage should be long lasting, however you can always replace any as they get past their best.
What you’ll need:
- 5 cornus branches or bamboo canes
- Floral Foam
- Spruce and holly
- Pink zantedeschia
- White roses
- Pink carnations
- Red oak leaves
- Eringium thistle
- Red hypericum berries
- Calla lilies
- Lace ribbon
- Strong wire, scissors
For more Christmas Ideas or if you’d rather leave it to a pro you could visit the Inteflora website HERE. Happy Christmas crafting!
The Fabulous Times