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Wall filled with Christmas wreaths.
Start the Christmas styling with a D.I.Y. wreath – or several! – to adorn your door and walls.

 

Beautiful Christmas additions

Making your own wreath lets you design it just the way you want it. It’s also easier than you might think – some of these ones need nothing more than wire and a sprig of garden greenery.

Foliage wreath

Tools and materials

40cm pot trivet

Clear cable ties

Large bunch of native Daphne

Mini bolt cutters

Mini pliers

1. Create the ring

Remove the two inside rings of a 40cm-diameter metal pot trivet, using bolt cutters to snip the joining pieces around the inside, keeping the outer rings joined.

2. Secure the foliage

Working around the ring in one direction, position foliage sprigs, securing the stems with cable ties, trimming the excess ties with pliers.

Tip: Completely cover the ring, positioning sprigs so the foliage hides the stems and ties.

Christmas wreath made from green foliage.

Wire Star

Tools and materials

1.6mm PVC coated tie wire

Clear cable ties

Mini pliers

Natural jute twine

Two sprigs of gum leaves (or similar from the garden)

1. Make the star

Cut an 800mm length of tie wire, bending it into a five-pointed star shape, twisting the ends together and positioning the join at the base.

2. Add gum leaves

Cover the join with a gum leaf sprig along either side of the point, secure with cable ties, trimming the excess with pliers. Hang from a wall hook or door handle with a double-length of jute twine.

Christmas star made from wire, with green leaves.

Baby’s Breath Wreath

Clear cable ties

Bunch of baby’s breath flowers

Mini bolt cutters

Mini pliers

Vegie cage

1. Dismantle the cage

Remove the frame from a vegie cage, using bolt cutters to trim as close to the wire rings as possible.

Tip: Keep the remaining rings to make other wreaths.

2. Attach flowers

Position sprigs of baby’s breath around two-thirds of the ring, securing stems with cable ties, trimming the excess with pliers.

Tip: If hanging your wreath on a wall, use fasteners to suit the wall type – usually plasterboard or masonry.

Christmas wreath made with baby's breath.

Rope Wreath

30cm pot trivet

20m x 6mm twisted rope

Masking tape

Mini bolt cutters

Scissors

1. Cut out the base

Remove the centre ring of a 30cm-diameter metal pot trivet, using bolt cutters to snip the joining pieces around the inside of the middle ring, keeping the outer rings joined.

2. Start weaving

Cut the coils of rope into equal thirds with scissors. Tape the end of a length to the back of the frame, weave the rope around and over the outside of the frame, then under and over the inside of the frame, repeating to complete the length.

3. Add rope sections

Tape the end of the rope to the back of the frame, tape the beginning of a new length over
it and repeat weaving, positioning the rope over the ends to hold them in place. Repeat with the remaining lengths. When the frame is covered, leave 50mm at the end to tuck into the weaving at the back.

Christmas wreath made from rope.

Olive Wreath

Clear cable ties

Bunch of olive branches

Mini bolt cutters

Mini pliers

Vegie cage

1. Make the frame

Remove the frame from a vegie cage, using bolt cutters to trim as close to the wire rings as possible. Tip: Keep the remaining rings to make other wreaths.

2. Attach the greenery

Position small olive branches around three-quarters of the ring, securing the stems with cable ties, trimming the excess with pliers.

Christmas wreath made from green leaves.

Branch Wreath

0.7mm galvanised tie wire

Dried twig branches

Mini pliers

1. Shape the circle

Use pliers to cut four 100mm lengths of tie wire. Twist a handful of dried twig branches into a circular shape, bending and weaving them together.

2. Secure the twigs

Secure each quarter with wire, wrapping it around the twigs firmly and bending the ends inwards.

Christmas wreath made from branches.

Draping Wreath

4mm thick wire rope

Bunch of olive branches

Bunch of Pieris japonica

Clear cable ties

Clear fishing line

Mini bolt cutters

Mini pliers

1. Trim the wire rope

Cut a 500mm length of wire rope with bolt cutters. Arrange a handful of foliage sprigs so the stems are offset.

2. Add the foliage

Working on a flat surface, position the arranged sprigs along the wire, from one end, securing the stems with cable ties, trimming the excess with pliers. Repeat with more arranged sprigs along the wire, covering the full length.

3. Hang with fishing wire

Tie fishing line onto either end of the wire to hang from the top, allowing the middle to drape.
Tip: Keep natural foliage fresh by hanging away from direct sunlight and spritzing regularly with water.

Safety tip: When working with wire, cut it on a flat, cleared surface, make sure the pliers are sharp and use gloves and eyewear to protect from little pieces flicking up and causing injury.

Christmas wreath with leaves and flowers.

Looking for more crafty Christmas ideas?

Have a go at our festive D.I.Y. projects.

 

Photo Credit: Cath Muscat

 

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. 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 or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.