We asked popular Jo’burg flower designer and teacher Louise Eichner to show us how to make a gorgeous seasonal wreath
- Fruit and ivy will last about a week, as will ruscus leaves.
- If you’re using flowers, then a floral foam base soaked in water is essential. Give it a daily spritz of water to keep it looking good for longer.
- Before making the wreath, tie twine or wire to the back of the base to make a loop from which to hang it.
What you’ll need
- A twisted vine wreath base (available from florists’ shops and suppliers)
- Long-lasting foliage like ruscus, bay foliage and asparagus fern
- A glue gun and glue sticks
- Assorted artificial berries (available from florists’ shops and suppliers)
- A fabric bow
How to do it
- Use your hot glue gun to stick the greenery onto the vine wreath base, spacing it evenly.
- Cut the berry stems to the same length and stick them to the wreath with the glue gun, working in a clockwise direction. Keep adding berries and moving the wreath around until the wreath is full and looks balanced.
- Glue the bow on at the bottom.