Instead of buying a wreath for Christmas decor this year, why not try and make your own? Here are step-by-step instructions to help you do so!
Step 1: Prepare the base
All good wreaths start with a steady foundation. Begin by preparing the base of your wreath. Submerge an oasis ring (readily available from florists and most garden centers) in cold water and let it soak for 2 to 3 hours. This allows the oasis to absorb water, providing a hydrated base for your wreath.
Step 2: Add greenery to conceal the base
Cut small, manageable pieces of ruscus, which you can find at florists, and carefully insert them along the edge of the ring. These pieces of ruscus serve as a natural camouflage, concealing the oasis backing and creating a lush base for your wreath.
Step 3: Make her pop with succulent rosettes
Now, it’s time to bring in the focal points of your wreath. Begin by strategically positioning your largest succulent rosettes around the ring. These rosettes serve as eye-catching features. Consider using Echeveria spp., which come in various sizes, allowing for a dynamic and visually appealing arrangement.
Step 4: Fill in with complementary foliage
Fill any remaining gaps in your wreath with an array of fynbos sprigs, such as Coleonema, flowering Ericas, or Honey Euryops (Euryops virgineus). These additions add depth and texture to your wreath, complementing the succulents and creating a beautifully layered and diverse arrangement.
Step 5: Add a touch of sparkle
To infuse a festive and dazzling touch, delicately place bits of gold tinsel throughout the wreath. These sparkling accents add a celebratory glimmer and elevate the overall look of your creation.
With these steps, you’ll craft a stunning festive wreath that’s not only visually captivating but also showcases your creativity and attention to detail.
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