‘Tis the season to adorn your home with touches of festive goodness. And what better way to take a break from the Christmas chaos than to indulge in the ultimate afternoon of crafting. To kickstart your day of DIY-ing, here’s our guide to creating a beautiful native wreath so you can deck the halls and get your home in the holiday spirit.

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WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • Strass Wreath Ring (Available to purchase via Koch & Co with a range of different sizes available)
  • Wire  
  • Brown twine
  • Moss
  • Clippings of greenery (holly, pine, waratahs, gum leaves, shrubbery etc. – take clippings from your home garden, parks and reserves, or head to your local florist for inspiration).
  • Secateurs
  • Water (approx. 100ml)


Now that you’ve grabbed everything you need, it’s time to get those creative juices flowing!
One of the best things about this DIY wreath is that you don’t need to be too prescriptive about it. And if you make a mistake or you’re unhappy with the end result, it’s super simple to take apart and start again!

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LET'S GET STARTED


1. Take the Strass Wreath Ring and dampen the base by pouring a touch of water around the circumference. Don’t add too much water, otherwise when you hang the wreath later on, the water will spill out.

2. Pre-cut the wire into approximately 30-40 5-6cm pieces and bend each piece in half to form a ‘V’ shape – these will be used to secure the greenery to the wreath. The amount of wire you need will depend on the number of elements that you are adding to your wreath. You can cut additional wire later on in the process if required.
 
​3. Grab sections of moss and place onto the wreath ring, ensuring you cover the entire area including sides. Secure in place with wire.


4. Take pine (or similar) and place in a clockwise direction around the lower half of the wreath. Secure the base of each branch with 1-2 pieces of wire.
 
5. Add larger elements such as waratahs or proteas to the left side of the wreath and secure in place with wire. Insert wire through the base of the flower if it needs a little extra holding strength.

6. Add holly branches. Secure holly closest to waratahs first, then build in an anti clockwise direction. Building out from the waratahs will help to build volume and create character.
 

7. Take floral shrubbery and place amongst holly. Add sections beneath existing greenery and above, securing each piece in place. This will help to add colour to your wreath.

8. Add holly berries last to give your wreath a festive touch.
 

9. Use leftover moss to place over any protruding branch ends and to give your wreath a cleaner look.

10. Cut a length of twine and secure to the top of the wreath to hang.
 

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