Astar's Tropical Christmas Wreath
Astar’s Tropical Christmas Wreath
In looking back through my past notes I discovered that I have shared some 17 different styles of Christmas door or table wreaths, most being very traditional. Seems strange that we stick with Northern Hemisphere designs – spruce based wreaths, with holy, berries and glittery baubles.
This year I’m breaking with tradition and want to share how to make something a little less formal with a tropical theme…
What You Will Need:
- I’m using a plain undress willow wreath frame as my base…
- 5 stems of artificial lime green moth or tropical oncidium orchids, frangipani or hibiscus flowers
- Tropical foliage - ferns, palms, leaves etc
- Hot glue gun and sticks
- Jute or raffia
- Bright tropical coloured baubles to tone with flowers.
Because the willow frame has such great texture I’m not going to completely cover the wreath base.
- With wreath laid out in front of you, make a mark at the top and what will be the bottom.
- On either side of the bottom section of the wreath base, fix a large leaf to come up sides of wreath. Position last leaf so that it appears to fall away from wreath.
- Glue or tie tropical foliage to cascade down on top of last placed leaf.
- Loosely surround wreath with tropical flowers to suit.
- Use either raffia or jute to make a bow with cascading tails and then fix baubles to ends of tails at varying drop lengths.