What does the style-conscious homeowner do at Easter? They decorate their front doors with a spring-inspired wreath. Perfect for setting the scene for when Easter guests arrive, it's also a gorgeous, eye-catching decoration that can adorn the dining table – and then hang in the house for the rest of the year.
Here, we tell you how to make an Easter wreath. The beauty of this one is that it can be personalised in terms of its colours, or you can add seasonal foliage and flowers to it. It can be as simple or as intricate as you'd like it to be. Simply follow the steps below to create something that is completely original and bespoke. You can't go wrong.
You will need:
- Wire coat hangers
- Floral tape, wire and wire cutters
- Seasonal foliage, one bunch
- Seasonal blooms, one bunch
- Easter decorations
- Ribbon in pastel shades
- A glue gun (optional)
1. Make the base of the Easter wreath
It's advisable to work on the table while you're preparing your wreath's form, then hang it up later to add the decorations and final touches. For an Easter wreath that has fresh greenery wreaths, make a base using wire coat hangers, wire the hangers together in a circle, securing with floral tape. Ensure you make a loop at the back with the wire so that the wreath can be hung from a nail or attached to a ribbon, looped right over the front door and fixed with a drawing pin on the back.
2. Add the greenery to the base
Once you have made the base of the Easter wreath, cut several long pieces of greenery (moss or ivy will both look lovely, but any seasonal foliage will do; the harder the wood, the longer the foliage should last when cut).
Using a lightweight floral wire, secure the branches to the wreath's base. Ensure the stems are overlapped and keep adding the stems until the Easter wreath's base is fully covered and the wire mostly hidden.
3. Add seasonal flowers to the Easter wreath
Pick spring flowers such as freesias, magnolia, camellias, daffodils or tulips from the garden – or buy a mixed bunch from your local supermarket or florist. Attach them to the wreath with the floral wire.
4. Add pretty decorative touches to the Easter wreath
Ribbon in pastel shades, woven through the wire and wreath greenery can add a splash of pretty colour, as can Easter themed decorations. Attach the decorations with floral wire or a glue gun. Think miniature eggs, spring animal decorations and religious symbols.
5. Display your Easter wreath
Show off the wreath on the front door or use it as a table centrepiece; a chunky candle in the middle of it on the table will draw attention to it still more.