https://thornbackandpeel.co.uk/Every year I look forward to hanging a wreath on my front door. I love the way it dresses the entrance to my house, and welcomes guests over the festive period.

https://thornbackandpeel.co.uk/I usually opt for foliage such as Eucalyptus and Spruce, but this year I decided to try something a little different. The woody herbs in my garden were still looking fresh and green so I thought it might be a good chance to use them before the frost got to them. I harvested Rosemary and Bay from my garden, and was given some beautiful Sage from a friend.


I collected my tools. You will need:

Copper wreath base (you can order these online from Hobbycraft), wire, scissors, ribbon , dried orange slice, and herbs.



To construct a wreath, I find the easiest way is to start by making up lots of small bunches of foliage. Gather a few stems of each type of foliage and wrap the base of the bunch with wire to hold it together tightly.


Once you have made several small bunches, simply place them one by one onto the copper frame and wire them in place. By attaching each bunch in the same direction you will cover the stem of the previous bunch with the next.



Once you have completely covered your base with foliage, you can wire-in some extra colour with decorations such as dried orange slices.


Why not invite some friends over, open a bottle of fizz, and have some fun making a wreath for your door this Christmas.

Words, Styling and Images by Emma Whicheloe.

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