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This Christmas, why not take time out as a family and create your own Christmas Wreaths? They are easy and fun to make.

At Closer2Nature we have put together a handy 'how to' guide on producing the Christmas Wreaths using our artificial single stems.

What you will need:
- Wire cutters
- Secateurs / Hardy scissors
- Ribbon
- A spool of florists wire
- Artificial foliage
- Artificial Floral Plug Plant

Step 1:
With all the items ready to create your wreath, it’s time to start the fun bit by creating it. To start with, we will be building the base of the wreath using the artificial stems. In the first image below, you will see that you will need to get the first artificial fir stem and bend it into a circle, then get the second artificial fir with pinecones and place them on top of each other and ensure that they are placed in a way you want it to look, then twist top stem around the bottom one.


Step 2:
The first picture below shows the front view of the full circle and the picture on the right above shows the back view. To complete the full circle the berry single stem needs to be placed on top of the twisted single stems. You will then need to twist the berry part of the single stem around the firs so that it looks how you would like them to display amongst the foliage. Next with the rest of the stem, you will need to twist it around the other stems into the circle and connect the end of the first to the end of the berry stem to complete a full circle. Secure the stems in place with florist wire, ensuring that the stems are tight and secure.


Step 3:
For this step, there are two ways of fitting the flowers onto the wreath. In the above photo, it shows that you can just simply twist the plug plant around the wreath and then fasten the flowers in place with wire.
The second option is to cut each of the flower stems off the plug plant base and twist them onto the wreath individually and fasten each with wire. This method allows you to manipulate the artificial flowers to display the way you want them to look more easily. As you can see from the following series of images, they are all placed on individually, which creates a fuller look.

Step 4:
Once you have followed this process you can complete your wreath by adding some ribbon tied into a bow. By using artificial plants for your Christmas wreath, you can be reassured that this wreath will stay vibrant throughout the season! A few tips for making Christmas wreaths, always work in a clockwise direction around the wreath. For a low maintenance wreath use mainly foliage and non-perishable accessories such as baubles, pinecones, and artificial flowers.

Now you are all set to hang your wreath on your door for all to see.

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