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Discovering your inner florist this Christmas couldn’t be easier with our DIY wreath kit. Dress your doorstep with your very own creation to welcome your guests
Begin by attaching the twine to the wreath base. To do this, loop around the wreath a couple of times, and tie securely. Wherever the knot sits is now the back of your wreath.
Cut two 20cm pieces of hemlock. Cut the remaining hemlock into smaller branches of roughly 10-15cm. Do the same with the eucalyptus, fir and pinus. Split all of these prepared branches into two bunches of roughly the same size.
Take the longest piece of each type of foliage from one bunch and push the stems into the wreath frame, binding them into place with the twine. Then repeat with the longest stems of each foliage from your other bunch, binding them on the opposite side of the wreath.
Add in one ilex berry stem and spruce cone in the same way to one side of the binding point. Then add the smaller stems from bunch one, starting with the longest and binding every few stems as you go. Add in the Omerica cone cluster close to the binding point. Then repeat on the other side with bunch two.
When you have added all your foliage, tie off the twine at the back of the wreath, making sure it is pulled tight.
Tie the ribbon to the top of the wreath to make a hanging loop, with the foliage to the left side for an asymmetric look. Mist with water then hang and enjoy.
You only need to wrap once around each stem when binding, but be sure to keep tension by pulling the twine tight, as the foliage will shrink as it dries.
Keep your foliage fresher for longer by misting with water regularly. Over time it will dry, but the eucalyptus will retain its wonderful scent.
When the festivities are over, save your wreath base and reuse next year with seasonal foliage.