Last week, I went to the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair in London. And it was lovely to catch up with the Jane Packer team…Charlotte, Diana, Hannah and Chesney. They had a stand with a wonderful display of Christmas wreaths and decorations, some of which you can see below…
Whilst I was there, I was also fortunate enough to watch a ‘Florals for Christmas’ demo by Diana. She showed the audience how to make two beautiful wreaths.
- First, she made a bow out of loops of gold wired ribbon.
- Then she attached it with wire to a pine wreath, at the bottom of the design. She also secured another piece of the same ribbon to the top of the wreath for hanging it.
- She covered some silver baubles with gold fabric and secured them with wire, before attaching them in groups of three to the design. She mentioned floral fabric might be a nice alternative.
- She also added natural pine cones, which she mentioned you could spray with gold paint, or even snow spray. Finally, she added bundles of cinnamon sticks, which she’d glued together with a hot glue gun, to complete the design.
And here’s Diana’s finished wreath…perfect to brighten up your front door!
The other design which Diana showed us how to make was created using hydrangeas. On to a willow wreath, she attached small bunches of dried hydrangeas with reel wire. Then she sprayed it with gold paint. The wreath is perfect as a table centrepiece with a glass storm lantern, together with gold beads and a pillar candle. But it would look equally lovely hung on a door.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s blog post and it’s inspired you to make your own Christmas wreath? Alternatively, you could buy one ready-made from the Jane Packer shop in London or the Jane Packer Delivered website.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)