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10 ways to make a stunning Christmas wreath - some unexpected!

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Create your own handmade Christmas wreath this year

 

Wreaths make beautiful additions to your home for any season, but never more so than at Christmas time. They instantly set the scene whether hung on the front door or somewhere inside. A perfect festive welcome. A wreath should reflect your own creative style and isn’t limited to seasonal foliage; you can create stunning effects with willow, fabric, felt, glass and even more. To help you choose, we’ve pulled together 10 of our favourite wreath inspirations and the workshops that will help you on the way to yuletide perfection…

 

1. Traditional

 

The Courtyard Art Studio, Buckinghamshire

 

 

Create your own design using classic festive foliage – think pine, fir, holly, pine cones, ivy and dried fruits plus contemporary additions such as seasonal flowers, ribbon, glitter and maybe the odd bauble! The epitome of Christmas spirit.

 

Here are a few of our favourites:

 

 

 

In fact Julia has a number of brilliant wreath making workshops around the south east of England – take a look here.

2. Willow

 

 

 

Bend and twist willow to craft a willow frame and attach a garland of beautiful foliage to suit your personal style.

We love this workshop in Hemel Hempstead:

Christmas willow wreath workshop Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

 

 

 

3. Acrylic Resin

 

A modern take on a holly wreath – in this workshop in Hampshire you can create an ‘everlasting’ wreath from individually hand crafted leaves.

Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.


Everlasting Christmas wreath with a difference, Hampshire

4. Fabric: rag rug, scrap fabric and sewing

 

Recycle old or unwanted fabric and clothes, or start afresh with new material to create a unique wreath to compliment your Christmas style.

Or handsew a stunning creation from a mix of materials: felt, fabric, lace and ribbon…

 

 

 

 

Ragged Life, London

 

5. Wool

 

A boat full of wool, Berkshire

 

 

Nothing says cosy Christmas better than a woollen wreath – needlefelt your way to a charming, indoor felt wreath or go for maximum hygge with an original chunky knitted wreath.

 

 

 

 

Little Felted Dreams, Sheffield

 

 

6. Powertex

 

Use this innovative medium to create a weatherproof Christmas wreath from recycled or treasured items.

This fabric hardener enables you to take a new approach to wreath making…

 

 

White Sunflower Creations,
County Durham

 

 

7. Hessian

 

Hessian wreaths have a traditional appeal and you can bring them out every Christmas.

Learn to create a beautiful billowing wreath from this pleasingly textured and robust material and adorn it with baubles, ribbons and other decorations of your choice to perfectly fit with your home style.

 

Wreath making at Georgie's Yard, Barnsley

 

8. Paper

 

Create a stunning, delicate papercraft wreath from paper foliage to display in your home over the festive period and learn the fundamentals of elegant paper cutting at the same time.

So elegant...

Festive paper wreath workshop, Bristol

 

9. Glass

 

Create a delicate and interesting wreath using glass - you could blow glass elements or create an intricate mosaic to hang up year after year.

 

We like this one day course which will teach you to make a copperfoiled stained glass Christmas wreath. You will be taught glass cutting, copperfoiling and soldering to complete your glistening decoration.

 

Stained glass Christmas wreath, Suffolk

10. Living Wreath

 

Do you get sad seeing your floral creations fade? Then a living wreath is the perfect solution, allowing you to enjoy its beauty year after year – out in your garden and indoors as decoration.

In this one day course artisan Gardener Christina will demonstrate all you need to know to make a living wreath.

Just look at those beautiful succulents – we all want one!

 

Living Wreath Workshop at Tresillian House, Melton Mowbray

 

 

To browse all wreath making courses take a look here, we hope you find a workshop near you and enjoy making your very own handmade wreath this Christmas!

 

And we have even more Christmas craft workshops covering everything from decorations to festive food too!

 

We'd love to see your crafty Christmas creations - share them with us on social media by using the hashtag #CCCraftmas and tagging us @craftcourses on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We will be running a little competition with a winner announced in the new year!