Australian Native Christmas Wreath
It’s the best time of the year to indulge your creative side – and to welcome friends and family into your home (at long last). There’s no better way to do that than by hanging a fresh festive wreath on your door! Chock-a-block full of symbolism, wreaths date alllll the way back to the Roman tradition of gifting branches in the New Year, with wishes of health and happiness to family and friends.
The traditionally circular shape has come to symbolise eternity, joy and peace, and is perfect welcoming the festive spirit into your home. Some things DO change however, so gone are the days of boring, dusty old wreaths!
The BEST thing about this? It’ll dry p.e.r.f.e.c.t.l.y. and will look amazing in your home well after Christmas is over. It might be the one thing worth saving from 2020!
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Here’s what you’ll need.
1 wreath ring
a mix of Australian Native flowers and foliage
twine to hang
sharp scissors or flower shears
1. Lay it out
Prep all your botanicals by cutting them into neat pieces. The process is much more delightful if you’ve done the legwork first. Pro tip! If there are any soft young shoots on your eucalyptus, simply pinch them off to avoid them wilting on your wreath.
2. Start with foliage
Create a foundation by securing eucalyptus all the way around the wreath ring, wrapping with floral wire. For a modern twist, you can leave part of the ring exposed for a naked wreath look.
3. Prepare the flair!
Start by creating mini posies of your favourite native flowers, wrapping the stems with wire at the base to hold them together. Make about 4 or 5 of these.
5. Fill those gaps
Cut small sprays of flowers or foliage and tuck or wire them into your wreath to fill in gaps or hide exposed wiring (exposed wiring being the floral equivalent of a VPL!).
6. Put a wreath on it!
All you need to do is choose a spot and hang your gorgeous wreath on a hook. Or tie on a simple loop of twine if you’d like to hang it on a wall or from the ceiling.