We’re feeling festive after joining Emma at Emma Norton Flowers in her cosy garden studio for an afternoon of Christmas wreath making!
Emma guides us through the process in her festive workshop that she runs throughout December, using an abundance of fresh seasonal foliage as well as pinecones, preserved fruit slices and ribbon to create the perfect addition to your front door.
If you can’t make it to a workshop, we have compiled the steps so you can try designing your own beautiful wreath at home with one of her kits. https://www.emmanortonflowers.co.uk/shop
Step 1) Attach your wire to the wreath frame by wrapping it around the frame a few times to secure it.
Step 2) Add moss on top of the frame in long chunks and secure it with wire by wrapping around and pulling. Continue this process by making your way around until the whole of the wreath is covered in moss and secure. Leave the wire attached, do not cut it.
Step 3) Lay a mixture of foliage on top of the moss, including the sides to ensure it’s covering all the moss and wind the wire over the stems, pulling it firmly to hold the bunches in place.
Step 4) Cut your wire leaving about 4”, then lift your wreath and wind the wire to the back of the metal wreath frame around 4 times to secure the wire.
Step 5) Time to decorate! Attach the wire to your decorations by poking it through and twisting it around the wire. Then take the wires and poke them through your foliage and moss until it comes through the back of the frame, then bend the wire to secure it. Decorations with a stiff stem can be poked straight into the moss.
Step 6) Repeat this process with all of your decorations until you’re happy and attach your ribbon – this can be placed at the top or bottom of your wreath.
Step 7) Hang your wreath in prime position on your front door to spread the festive cheer!