Making a Contemporary Christmas Wreath

Making a Contemporary Christmas Wreath

I have always wanted to make a Christmas wreath, and this year my dreams have finally come true! My parents bought me a ticket to a wreath making workshop for my birthday present, and I am so happy with how my contemporary Christmas wreath turned out.My Contemporary Christmas Wreath

I do love a traditional Christmas wreath, but I prefer something a little more modern for our house. When I saw Jemma from The Country Flower Company‘s wreath workshop advertised at Southwood Stores, I knew this was the one for me. Jemma’s wreaths are so stunning, and have contemporary twists that suit my style perfectly.

Making My Contemporary Christmas Wreath

With the Christmas music playing, mince pies and prosecco in hand, Jemma showed us, step by step, how to create our Christmas wreaths.

She brought a simply gorgeous selection of flowers and berries, as well as lengths of fir tree, eucalyptus, pine cones and cinnamon sticks.

I can’t believe how much goes into making these wreathes – we loaded them with pretties, from Christmas tree offcuts, three kinds of eucalyptus, roses, carnations and berries. We were like kids in a sweet shop!

This is Jemma’s florist-standard wreath – she added the red berries too, which look great on hers, but didn’t go well on mine for some reason!Jemma's contemporary Christmas wreath

My Finished Contemporary Christmas Wreath

So here is my finished wreath – ta da! It weighs an absolute tonne as it’s so loaded with blooms and greenery. Making a Contemporary Christmas Wreath

Don’t you just love the pink and purple flowers? I’d never have put them together myself but somehow they just work!

I’m so excited to make something so unique and special to welcome people to our house. When I came home with it, Ryan was very impressed. Ava didn’t want to put it up outside as she wants to be able to see it all the time as it’s so pretty!

We have actually hung it next to our door, as Ryan wasn’t keen on banging a nail in to the door. Contemporary Christmas Wreath

Have you made a wreath, or any other Christmas decorations? I will be doing this every year from now on, it’s the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!

If you have left it too late to book a wreath making workshop, you might like my easy tutorial to make a simple eucalyptus wreath, which I made last year.

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22 Comments

  1. 17th December 2017 / 8:20 pm

    Every year I really struggle to find the perfect wreath, I think next Christmas I’ll definitely have to get myself on a course. This is just beautiful, love the colour combinations you’ve come up. Thank you for linking up to #HomeEtc X

    • 17th December 2017 / 10:05 pm

      Oh I think it would be right up your street Lins! Such fun – the time flew! xx

  2. verymeinteriors
    16th December 2017 / 12:33 am

    I Love it Becky It’s beautiful and I really like the pink and purple combo, just perfect I was planning on doing a wreath for Christmas but run out of time. Now I envy everyone who’s showing their own

  3. 15th December 2017 / 11:18 am

    I love your contemporary twist on the traditional Christmas wreath Becky – enjoy! x

    • 15th December 2017 / 12:31 pm

      Thanks so much Keira, I am so happy with it! xx

  4. 14th December 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Oh wow Becky it is gorgeous I love it, this is also something I have always wanted to do x

    • 15th December 2017 / 12:32 pm

      I woudl really recommend finding a workshop Sarah, it was brilliant and I think it’s good value as it would probably cost a similar amount just to buy the flowers and other materials! There were a lot of us at the workshop and even though we all had the same materials, they all looked completely different and all gorgeous xx

  5. 14th December 2017 / 6:11 pm

    It looks beautiful, Becky. We did a wreath making workshop at our church a few Christmas’s ago (every year there’s a ladies Christmas event at our Church, involving crafts, prosecco and canapes etc). I really enjoyed it – it’s fun and sociable. You’re right, though, there’s a lot that goes into making it.

    I love the variety and colour in yours – Fab! #HOMEETC

    • 15th December 2017 / 12:34 pm

      Your evening sounds brilliant Jane, I think making it in a group makes it even more special, especially when prosecco is involved! xx

  6. 13th December 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Wow, that wreath looks amazing! Love how beautiful the pink and purple flowers look. I really need to get or make one next year!
    #HomeEtc

    • 14th December 2017 / 12:24 pm

      Thanks so much, I am so happy with how it turned out! I definitely recommend making one, it was such fun and so festive xx

  7. 12th December 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. This is honestly beautiful and so well made, well done!

    • 12th December 2017 / 6:40 pm

      Ah thank you so much Laura, I am pretty proud of it! xx

    • 12th December 2017 / 6:40 pm

      Ah thank you so much Laura, I am pretty proud of it! xx

  8. 12th December 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Can I have it? It looks gorgeous you should be so proud! I have never tried making my own but this one has all the colours I would choose!

    • 12th December 2017 / 6:41 pm

      Thanks so much Jenny, I really recommend making one, it’s such a sense of achievement every time you come home! xx

  9. 12th December 2017 / 11:06 am

    What a gorgeous wreath and great present! Looking forward to next year’s wreath

    • 12th December 2017 / 6:42 pm

      Thank you, I love workshops so it was the perfect gift for a November birthday! xx

  10. 11th December 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Simply stunning! What a great gift! Was the workshop helpful? Do you think you’d be able to make one now on your own, for next year?

    • 11th December 2017 / 9:42 pm

      It was super helpful and I think I could easily make one next year, but I think it’s actually more cost-effective to go to a workshop like this, as it would cost so much to buy all the different materials! xx

  11. Becky Hance
    11th December 2017 / 7:40 pm

    Looks absolutely beautiful Becky! Next year I am coming : )! xx

    • 11th December 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Thanks Becky, you would LOVE it! xx

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