Hello! We’re glad you’ve received your Petalon Wreath Kit and are ready (ideally with a mince pie, maybe a splash of mulled wine) to make something beautiful. We have a step by step guide for you below. Feel free to go as off piste as you like.
Inside you’ll find your mossed wreath ring, some reel wire and your ingredients. We have a wonderful thick foliage called blue cypress, a flat foliage confusingly called yellow cypress (despite looking very different), some wiry wild thyme, a few stems of autumn eucalyptus, some silvery limonium and little yellow dried flowers.
We are so excited to be able to do this with you this year and really hope you enjoy it.
Tie your reel wire onto the wreath ring so it’s nice and secure. You are not going to cut this wire until the end.
Putting your wreath down to one side, gather some of your foliage into a small bunch. You will want the heavier pieces that cover more ground at the back of your little bunch and anything smaller and more delicate towards the front.
Place your little bunch of foliage on your wreath, where you secured your wire. Bring the wire around the wreath, securing the ‘stalks’ of your bunch of foliage tightly to the wreath. You want to cover as much of the mossed base as possible, angling your little bunch of foliage out and a bit forward (so that your wreath is as 3D as possible). Don’t worry if there aren’t many of the detailed bits (the yellow dried flowers and the limonium) as we can add in extra at the end.
Place your next bunch of foliage over the stalks of the first. The aim here is to cover the moss base and the stems of the previous bunch. Take care to make sure the inside of the wreath has its moss base covered too. Again, don’t worry too much as you can add in stems here and there for any touch ups afterwards. Repeat this step again and again, working your way around the wreath in the same direction until it’s covered. When you get to the last little bunch tuck it behind the first one.
Once the base is covered in a rich mix of foliage I choose a point on the wreath to be a more concentrated area. This is an off centre point where I cluster some of the more delicate accents – in this case, the yellow dried flowers. I stud them amongst the foliage starting in a specific small area and then loosely dotting them through the wreath, fading out from this point. You can secure any bits like this using the moss pins provided.
Sometimes I fancy a swoosh of foliage to make the wreath a little asymmetrical. It’s at this point that I’ll start playing with slightly longer pieces and I’m partial to making my wreaths look a little like a capital Q. Have a play and see what shapes you like best! You can tuck any extra pieces into existing wire from when we secured the little bunches and you can also use moss pins. Add in some extra limonium and thyme for good measure and when you’re happy with how it looks, tie off the reel wire.
Everyone’s doors are different so it’s up to you how you secure your wire, just be mindful of how you want your wreath to sit and your hanging point will be from the very top and centre.
Beautiful!!! Huge well done on your Christmas Wreath. I really hope you enjoyed making it and please feel free to share any pictures with us @petalon_flowers