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How to make an autumn wreath with Flowers 'n' Things in Spalding


By Spalding Today Columnist


The team from Flowers 'n' Things in Red Lion Street take us through this step-by-step guide to make an autumn wreath:

Autumn is well and truly here. The nights are drawing in and we’re starting to feel a chill in the air.

So we’re going to show you how to brighten the darker days with a colourful autumnal wreath.

Gather together the items you will need to make your wreath.
Gather together the items you will need to make your wreath.

All you need to get going with this one is an oasis wreath base, some florist wire, and lots of bits from the garden.

We’ve gathered some crab apples, pine cones, conkers, roses, herbs, and other green foliage.

To begin your wreath, you want to focus on adding in your green foliage. Cut smaller pieces off, leaving yourself a decent stem to gently push into the oasis foam. Try to get a good coverage of green before you start thinking about any additional decorations.

The finished autumnal wreath.
The finished autumnal wreath.

Once you’re happy with your foliage layer, then you can start thinking about where you want to add in your pine cones and other goodies.

Lay your decorations on top to make sure you are happy with their placement around the wreath before you attach them. We find that clusters of odd numbers tend to look best.

It’s also a great idea to try and keep any ‘dry’ decorations (conkers etc) placed in the top half of the wreath to increase the life-span of your wreath.

You may find that most of your decorations have stems you can push into the oasis, but if they haven’t then wrap your florist wire around it to create a stem (or glue the florist wire to it).

Once you’re finished, then you can use your wreath to decorate your front door or even as a table centrepiece with something placed in the centre.

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