Festive wreath making

In the 16th century, the use of wreaths was adopted by Christians and became a custom in the form of advent wreaths. They were traditionally made of evergreens, which symbolize eternal life, holly oak, and red berries. Today the wreath is a stalwart decoration of the festive period, often placed in a prominent position on the front door to welcome visitors.

One way to get into the festive spirit is to make your own Christmas wreath, it’s the perfect family activity, or a fun way to get competitive with your neighbours! The best way to begin is to raid your garden utilising evergreen foliage as your base; think sprigs of conifer, holly and ivy. You will also need a wire wreath frame, some florists wire and some pruners. The bundles of greenery need to be in proportion to the frame, separate the prepared materials into piles so you’re ready to begin work. Once you have created your base you can either leave your wreath au naturel, or accessorized with a pretty bow, ribbon or other festive finishing such as seasonal berries and fruits together with pinecones.

However, if you would rather attend a wreath making course, Big Little Things flower shop is offering a workshop at Dudmaston Estate on Sunday 8 and Sunday 15 December. To find out how to book email hello@biglittlethings.co.uk or call 01952 730614.

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