How to make a home-grown Christmas wreath

Nothing says Christmas more than a beautiful festive wreath adorning a front door – but instead of buying a wreath, have you ever considered making one with materials found in your garden?

Expert florist and National Garden Scheme volunteer, Penny Snell CBE, gives her step-by-step guide on how to make a home-grown and wonderfully wild Christmas wreath.

To make Penny’s Christmas wreath you will need:

  • Metal wreath frame
  • Carpet moss
  • Reel wire or green garden string
  • Variety of evergreen foliage from your garden
  • Variety of wreath embellishments from your garden e.g. Chinese lanterns, fir cones, holly berries, rosehips
  • Florist wire
  • Ribbon
  • Hammer

Penny Snell has been the National Garden Scheme’s County Organiser for London for some 40 years. She has served as a Trustee twice, the second time including six years as the charity’s Chairman. She is a Vice President and continues to open her garden in Cobham.


Featured image by Leigh Clapp

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