Make this festive Christmas wreath which is contemporary in its regular appearance, yet bold in the use of materials and colours. The design is composed of a tightly grouped ring of clementines, cranberries and green leaves. There is nothing that says Christmas more than sweet clementines and cranberries! The wonderful thing about this wreath is it has a citrus smell, but can be made more aromatic by using bay leaves or other herbs instead of evergreens like ivy.
Florist ring soaked
Leaves; bay leaves, ivy, pine, skimmia
Step 1: Push florist wire through the base of each clementine from one side to the other, then face the ends down the way to create a hair pin shape. This can then be pushed and secured onto the florist foam. Remember to soak the foam ring in water prior to assembling the wreath.
Step 2: Arrange the clementines in a tight circle on the top of the ring by pushing the wire ends into the foam.
Step 3: Form an inner ring using short sections of florist wire or cocktail sticks to insert the red cranberries into the wreath.
Step 4: Evenly distribute the leaves around the wreath ensuring no foam is visible.
This wreath will look spectacular hung on a door or wall and can even be used as a table centre piece with the addition of candles. It is a heavy wreath so if you plan to hang it do ensure you fix it securely.