The team at Haskins Garden Centres has launched six unique ideas for indoor Christmas wreaths which can be created at home – including a memory wreath containing photographs and snippets from the past.
Alasdair Urquhart, plant advisor at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown, said: “Christmastime is often when people reflect on the years gone by, and when creating ideas for Christmas wreaths, we thought that a memory boosting gift would be a great idea.
“It’s also a great excuse for parents and grandparents to show off their pictures – you could even add an extra picture each year, and watch the memories grow.”
Here are some tips on how to create an indoor memory wreath at home:
- Fluff out the branches of your wreath. Lay your feature decoration in the centre of the wreath and secure at the top with wire.
- Glue the baubles in pairs onto your wreath using a glue gun or wire them on using floristry wire. Glue on the small picture frames.
- Make a bow. Using wired edge ribbon make six loops and wire the centre together. Pull out each loop and arrange in a bow shape to suit the size of your wreath. Attach the bow to your wreath with floristry wire. Add a ribbon to the back and display your wreath proudly.
Haskins has also released ‘how to guides’ on the following:
- The Edible Wreath uses a mixture of chocolate tree decorations and sweets
- The Woodland Wreath brings a touch of the outdoors in, with small woodland animals and fir cones built-in.
- The Luxurious Wreath takes on ‘winter wonderland’ theme with spray-on snow and glitter
- The Nordic Wreath uses a modern design with woven twig and a Father Christmas toy at the centre
- The Snowy Wreath comprises different Christmas decorations, ribbons and beads
Haskins Garden Centres are located in Ferndown in Dorset, West End in Southampton and Roundstone and Snowhill in West Sussex. Full step by step guides on how to create the wreaths can be found on www.haskins.co.uk