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A Christmas wreath on a blue door

Overview

Christmas wreaths are so welcoming and inviting, filling the home with festive warmth. We’re sharing Fiona Goddard’s tips on how to make an amazing and affordable D.I.Y. Christmas wreath, one that showcases your own creativity and style.

Steps

1Circle up

First, you need to create the shape of your wreath. Using a marker, draw a large circle on the chicken netting wire to create your ideal-sized wreath. Draw another smaller circle inside the larger one to create the frame of your wreath. (Measuring from the inner edge to the outer edge, the frame should be around 10cm wide.) Using your pliers, cut out the frame.

Wire mesh and snips

2Paint your wire wreath

Lay down a drop sheet or newspaper, and place your wire frame on top. Spray paint the wire frame with your preferred colour choice. Apply two to three coats, allowing each coat to dry in between applications.

Green Bunnings hammer
Tip: Make sure you wear appropriate PPE gear (safety gloves, glasses and dust mask) and follow instructions. Spray painting is best done outside for better ventilation.
Drop sheet with a tin of spray paint

3Paint your flowers

Next, place your dried flowers inside a cardboard box and spray paint each flower in your desired colour.

Apply two to three coats, allowing each coat to dry in between applications; they may need to dry overnight. (Again, make sure to wear PPE gear and follow instructions.)

3 bunches of dried flowers in a cardboard box

4Construct your wreath

Start adding your largest flowers to the wire frame by threading tie wires through the flower stems and securing flowers to the frame by twisting the tie wires around the frame. Do this flower by flower, covering around two-thirds of the frame in florals. 

With the leftover smaller flowers, use your glue gun to attach them to the frame or to the larger flowers.

 
A dried flower with a roll of wire next to it

5Rope the rest

Cover the remaining one-third of your wire frame with rope. Tie the rope to the wire frame with a knot, and begin wrapping it around the remainder of the frame.

Continue wrapping until you have a good amount of coverage, and secure the remaining end with a knot. Lastly, attach a 30cm piece of rope to the top of the wreath which you can use to hang it wherever you like!

A wreath with dried flowers being added to it

6Looking for more Christmas D.I.Y. ideas?

A great place to start is with our Christmas D.I.Y. advice page.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.