What’s On: Learn How to Decorate a Christmas Wreath
‘Tis the season to brighten up your home with a beautiful Christmas wreath. We’ve got some top tips for wreath decorating straight from the experts, a wreath-making masterclass plus the best wreaths to buy online.
The ultimate way to get excited about Christmas this year is to book in for a wreath-making masterclass. Keep reading to find out where you can get some help from the experts this year, or follow our guide below to make your own Christmas wreath in your very own home.
Virtual Christmas Wreath-Making Classes 2020
Wardian London x Botanical Boys
Book the ultimate at-home wreath making workshop with Wardian, a biophilic-designed residential development in Canary Wharf. In partnership with the Botanical Boys, the duo whose mission it is to connect people with nature, the classes will take place on 1 and 15 December via Zoom. Beforehand participants will be sent a kit featuring seasonal mosses, English-grown dried fruit, 30m wired wreath base, a reel of wire and pine cuttings – all of which are easily recyclable. You’ll use these to create a beautiful wreath, which can take pride of place on your front door throughout the festive season.
Fancy winning a spot? Wardian and Botanical Boys are offering one lucky pair the chance to win two tickets for the 15 December class. To enter the competition, follow @botanicalboys on Instagram and look out for the ‘swipe up’ story on 19 November. Find out more here. £87pp, book via botanicalboys.com
Brown’s Festive Wreath Making Masterclass
Brown’s Hotel are bringing Christmas cheer to the beautiful streets of Mayfair this season with an afternoon of bespoke wreath-making. Led by London top florist Ellie Hartley, the festive three-hour masterclass includes a wine tasting by English Sparkling Wine experts Hambledon, a glass of wine upon arrival and tasty treats from Brown’s award-winning afternoon tea. Guests can master their craft in wreath-making and take home their very own design – the perfect addition of finest foliage. £130pp, book via roccofortehotels.com
Lavender Green Flowers Wreath Masterclass
Join a virtual Christmas wreath masterclass with Lavender Green Flowers and learn how to create a show stopping door wreath – all from the comforts of your own home. Customers will be sent a beautifully presented wreath kit prior to the online Zoom class, led by leading florist India Burrill. With three beautiful styles of wreath to chose from, grab some mulled wine, your Christmas jumper and get in the festive spirit. £75, book via lavendergreen.co.uk
Maison Perrier – Jouët and McQueens Flowers
Learn how to craft the perfect Christmas wreath whilst sipping on vintage champagne with Maison Perrier – Jouët and McQueens Flowers this December. Join the festive Vintage Champagne Tasting and Wreath Making event (available once lockdown is over, of course). The unique live experience will begin with a tasting session hosted by champagne expert Jonny Fizz followed by a seasonal wreath-making masterclass led by Sophie Powell, head of McQueens Flower School. £130, book via mcqueens.co.uk
5 tips to decorate your own Christmas wreath
- Always work in a clockwise direction, following the wreath’s branches. This will help the wreath’s design to ‘flow’.
- Start by adding foliage and natural leaves. We worked with eucalyptus branches to add texture to the wreath.
- Use a natural hessian ribbon to tie your wreath to your door, and work with a strong floral wire to wrap around your decorations and insert into the wreath to hold in place.
- Keep it natural. If you use natural ingredients like dried fruit, lavender and acorns, rather than going crazy with the tinsel, the whole wreath will dry out evenly and continue to smell great all season.
- Work with bunches. Our teacher advised grouping two or three of each item together on the wreath to give more of an organised feel to your design. Tie together a few cinnamon sticks, group a couple of slices of dried orange and wire together three acorns to attach.
Best Christmas Wreaths to Buy
Grace & Thorn x Tanqueray Gin
A gorgeous botanically inspired table wreath created by a collaboration between luxury florist Grace & Thorn and timeless premium gin Tanqueray. The Tanqueray Table Wreath, designed to bring people together for the ultimate drinks experience this Christmas, is embellished with garnishes and botanicals and centres around a bottle Tanqueray London Dry Gin. Enjoy a festive moment at home with this gorgeous wreath. The Tanqueray Table Wreath, £80, graceandthorn.com
Paul Hawkins Flowers
Creating beautiful and memorable wreaths for celebrities, interior magazines and even Her Majesty The Queen herself, Paul Hawkin’s Christmas wreaths never fail to impress. Having worked as a leading floral decorator for the past 20 years, Paul is inspired by sustainability and seasonality, resulting in gorgeous wreaths infused with flowers, berries and fruit. Last date to order 15 December, paulhawkinsflowers.co.uk
Place2Be Christmas Wreath Raffle 2020
Place2Be, the children’s mental health charity, have launched their charity Christmas wreath with ten designers creating beautiful and unique wreaths that will be raffled for £10 a ticket. This year’s designers include Philippa Craddock, Lydia Elise Millen, Kit Kemp, Silverlining and more. Including a wreath created in partnership with prison charity Fine Cell Work by Kit Kemp, and Rob Van Helden’s rainbow wreath as a celebration for the NHS and key workers, there are many beautiful wreaths to be won. Raffle closes 12pm 27 November, tickets are £10 and can be purchased here.
Maison de Fleurs
Maison de Fleurs have launched their 2020 Christmas collection of four beautiful wreaths with each design inspired by a different theme and place in the world. This year includes the New York, the Moscow, the Tokyo and the unique Chelsea and Westminster which was created to celebrate the hard work achieved at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Designed with colour in mind, the Chelsea and Westminster wreath is covered with rich red, purple and blue baubles intertwined with preserved fruit, with 10 percent of the proceeds going directly to the NHS. Chelsea and Westminster Wreath, £240, maisondefleurs.co.uk
Ronny Colbie’s Christmas wreaths are inspired by beloved Christmas movies such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Jack Frost, Love Actually and Scrooge. This beautiful ‘Home Alone’ wreath focuses on the fairy tale tradition of Christmas in New York with berries, wine-coloured eucalyptus and magnolia leaves. Ronny Colbie Home Alone Christmas Wreath, £55 – £100, ronnycolbie.com
Your London Florist
Your London Florist has announced it’s first ever Traditional Christmas Wreath Making Kit, ensuring you can get creative at home by following their step by step guidelines. They also have beautiful pre-made wreaths to buy including the Christmas Cracker Wreath intertwined with winter berries, cinnamon, dried oranges, pinecones. yourlondonflorist.co.uk
Wreath Making Delivered
From baubles to berries, chestnuts, twines and cinnamon sticks, decorate your very own wreath with Wreath Making Delivered, accompanied by an online video demonstrating how to create your wreath, which you can watch any time. Get ordering online, grab some booze, and pick up some serious wreath-making techniques which will make any neighbour envious of your festive front door. wreathmakingdelivered.co.uk
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