Ozito 30W 11mm Glue Gun Kit
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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!