Get Ready For Wreath Making at Home

Get Ready For Wreath Making at Home

 
We could all do with a project to keep our spirits up and what better than getting ready for the coming festivities? And now we can be even greener by making our own Christmas decorations. So get the family involved and let’s all make 2020 the greenest Christmas yet!

Making your own natural decorations also has the benefit of filling your home with the most beautiful scents to bring you and your loved ones some festive cheer. That.. and the mulled wine and carols!

 

Orange on festive wreath Tallis wreath 

 

If you haven’t got the right equipment, we have put together a reusable Wreath Making Kit. Pair our kit with fresh greenery and decorations year after year.

Stay tuned for our Tallis guide and video tutorial on wreath making coming next week. Gather what you need using our list below and you’ll be ready to make your own beautiful decorations.

 

What You Will Need...

 

1. Greenery

Look for greenery such as:

  • Holly
  • Spruce
  • Fir
  • Ivy
  • Eucalyptus
  • Camelia
  • Laurel
  • Olive
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
Greenery
Example of greenery you can forage or buy from a florist 
 
2. Decorations

Next time you’re out on a walk or in your garden, collect some natural decorations:

  • Acorns
  • Pine cones
  • Lichen
  • Twigs
  • Bark
  • Moss (do not gather this from forests as it is protected)
  • Berries
  • Note: When foraging, please do so responsibly. Try not to take too much from one place.

Pine cone

Pine cone painted with old nail varnish, a perfect wreath decoration.

 

Or from the kitchen:

  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Star Anise
  • Cloves
  • Chilis
Cinnamon sticks

Cinnamon sticks wired together in a bunch before being attached to a wreath.

 

Dry some fruit or chilis in a cool oven, such as:

  • Orange slices
  • Lime Slices
  • Apple Slices
  • Whole Chilis
Decorations for a natural wreath

Decorations including dried chilis

 

3. Equipment

You will need:

  • Floristry scissors
  • Wire on a reel
  • Re-usable wreath base (straw, wire or home-made. Please say ‘no’ to floral foam as it is not environmentally friendly)
  • Moss pins
  • Ribbon or raffia
  • Or buy our ready-made and reusable Wreath Making Kit with all the equipment plus some starter decorations.
Tallis Wreath Making Kit
Tallis Reusable Wreath Making Kit.
     
    4. See the Tutorial

    Next week, visit the Tallis Tribe homepage for our guide and tutorial on how to make your festive decorations. 

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