Christmas Decorations Masterclass: Make your own Festive Wreath, Garland and Flower Centrepieces

Florist Kim Shaw returns to show you how to get your home ready for Christmas and create impressive displays without breaking the budget.

Follow Kims step-by-step instructions to create your own festive decorations, filling your home with the scent of Christmas.

Make your own Seasonal Door Wreath

You will need:

  • A wreath ring
  • Floristry wire
  • Moss, Kim uses Sphagnum moss
  • A mix of evergreen foliage, Kim uses Blue Pine, Berried Ivy and Yew, cut into sprig size pieces
  • Ribbon
  • Decorations of your choice, Kim uses pine cones, dried oranges, and orange slices.
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Kim starts by showing you how to make your own Christmas Wreath, followed by a Fireplace Garland, and a Candle Centrepiece for the table.

Try a new way to display your Amaryllis, and create a Statement Seasonal Flower Arrangement for your entrance to wow your visitors this Christmas.

How to make a Fireplace Garland

Creating your own fireplace garland is easy when you know how! You’ll need bigger cuts of foliage than used to create the the door wreath so it withstands the warmer temperatures indoors.

You will need:

  • A length of rope
  • Floristry wire
  • A mix of foliage, cut into big chunks, Kim uses Blue pine, Berried Ivy and Yew
  • Decorations of your choice, Kim adds copper wire lights, dried oranges, pine cones, and roses

 How to make a Candle Centrepiece

A few days before Christmas, create this impressive candle centrepiece ready for your table on Christmas day.

You will need:

  • A plastic bottomed oasis ring, widely available from your local florist
  • A mix of foliage, Kim uses blue pine, berried ivy, eucalyptus and yew
  • Your choice of decorations, Kim uses pine cones, dried oranges, brandy snap roses, and berries
  • A tall pillar candle
  • Glass candle jar (optional)

How to display your Amaryllis

Kim shows you how to get the best from your Amaryllis creating a long lasting display for the Christmas season.

You will need:

  • A straight edged vase
  • Amaryliss, Kim uses nine
  • 1 bunch of pussy willow
  • 2 bunches of eucalyptus

Create a statement with gorgeous seasonal flowers

Using foliage foraged from the woods, Kim creates a showstopper to place in your entrance and wow your visitors over the Christmas season.

You will need:

  • A large vase
  • Large foliage, Kim uses big cuttings of berried ivy, and eucalyptus
  • Gold or silver sprayed twigs
  • Flowers of your choice, Kim uses single headed Chrysanthemums, and Protea flowers

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