How to Make a Red Traditional Artificial Wreath

Make a gorgeous, show-stopping artificial wreath for your front door this Christmas, that you’ll be able to bring out year after year! Our range of artificial florals and picks are available online and in store at Hobbycraft, and offer a near-identical look to fresh florals. 

You Will Need

Green Faux Wreath

Floral Wire »

 

Creating a fuller wreath frame, you will need:

Parsely Fern »

Asparagus Bush »

 

Then your choice of decorative items. We have used:

Decorative faux picks

Fir cone and Berry Pick

Poinsettia Head 2pack

Gold Wired seed pack

Poinsettia Head 6pack

Craft Essentials How to Make

1a. Fluff out the faux foliage wreath frame, so all the foliage has its own place. If you think you like to add to the design with more texture then these are the next few steps:

1b. For every faux foliage stem, cut off each sprig that comes off the main stalk. You should have around 3 to 5 individual stems. If you think you have cut too short don’t worry you can make it longer with a wire by bending a piece of wire in half, placing the wire over the stem and then use one of the ends to wrap around both stem and wire. This will secure both of them together, making for a longer stem.

 

1c. With the individual stems of faux foliage, place onto your wreath by using the long stem of wire, pierce through the foliage and pull through to the back. Loop the wire around the base of the wire faux foliage wreath frame. Cut away most of the excess of the wire and poke the remainder of the wire into the moss to hide. Do this to the rest of your faux foliage until you have filled the whole wreath.

 

2. Onto the decorating. Here is an example of how to wire decorative items. You can choose alternative decorations or stick to the ones used in this tutorial. If you are using other decorations utilise the wires already available to you on the item, and add an extra piece of oasis wire to allow the decoration to be properly anchored to the wreath. We have used Gold Wired Seed Picks, and Poinsettia Heads, as well as a couple of Berry and Pine Cone Sprays.

2a. To make the Gold Wired Seed Picks – first separate into bundles of 10 seed heads.

2b. Fold the bundle in half, so now you have 20 seed heads all at the same height. Twist the bundle of seed heads together to create a loop. Once you have a small loop, place a wire through the hole and twist together to make a long stem. Repeat this stage until you have the amount required.

 

2c. Poinsettia head 6pack – With the individual stem of poinsettia head, use a wire to create a longer stem.

Bend the wire in half and wrap this over the excess wire provided from the poinsettia head, twist the wire and poinsettia wire together to bind them together. Repeat this until all 6 poinsettia heads have been completed.

 

3a. With your selection of decorations using one at a time, place onto your wreath by using the long stem of wire or decorative pick, pierce through the foliage and pulling through to the back.

3b. Loop the wire around the base of the wire wreath frame (this will make it secure to your wreath), Cutaway most of the excess of the wire and poke the remainder of the wire into the frame.

3c. Do this to the rest of your decoration until you have filled the whole wreath. Make sure you have spread them around equally and there are no large gaps.

Also, remember to leave a small gap for where you want to place your Poinsettia Head 2pack.

4. With the space allowed for your poinsettia head. Place a small amount of glue to the back of the head. Press down to hold into place until dry. Continue until you are happy with your finished look.

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