Time to think outside of the vase. Wreaths have slowly grown into being a styling touch used in each and every season, be it springtime wreaths hung from garden gates to the classic evergreen wreath proudly displayed on front doors come Christmas.
By investing in a generous number of life-like stems, you can play florist by weaving your own winter wreath that will remain beautifully intact for many winters down the line.
We always suggest building a foliage base upon which you can layer more seasonal blooms. This way, you’ll have the option to untangle and replace them with other flowers throughout the year. Eucalyptus is always a safe place to start, but don’t stick to one sort. Combine the silver-tinted and small-leaf variety with larger, heart-shaped blush eucalyptus leaves and at least one other type of greenery – sage is a favourite of ours in winter. Flowers aren’t a must-have in a seasonal wreath, but more of a could-have. Build it slowly, and try weaving in one type to begin with, remembering to tuck the petals below the greenery so they peak through – in a wreath, a flower head should be dispersed as much as possible, unlike in a vase.
And one non-floral addition to bear in mind when it comes to a winter’s wreath: fairy lights. Battery-powered (so there’s no trailing cable to worry about), on a fine, clear wire, a strip of strand lights is a quietly Christmassy addition that each and every flower variety will more than warmly welcome.