Easy-to-make Christmas wreaths

Nothing says the festive season’s arrived like hanging a wreath on your front door. Try these stylish DIY options

Indigenous fynbos and succulents give this wreath a trendy home-grown flavour.

To make it:

  1. Start by soaking an oasis ring (available from florists and garden centres) in a bath of cold water for about two to three hours until it’s well saturated.
  2. Place it on a flat, even surface and push short pieces of ruscus around the edges to hide the plastic backing.
  3. Next, artfully position your largest succulents to create focal points and fill in the gaps with the remaining succulents and an assortment of fynbos.
  4. This wreath looks striking as is, but those at the coast might like to add some shells and driftwood for a stylish seaside feel.


We were dreaming of a white Christmas when we came up with the idea for this playful party wreath.

To make it:

  1. Simply wrap a feather boa around a polystyrene ring.
  2. As a finishing touch hang a pretty tree ornament in the centre.


Recycled tin stars purchased from a street vendor take centre stage in this design.

To make it:

  1. Tuck the tin ornaments and some reindeer moss into the gaps in a twisted grape vine wreath.
  2. Casually tie sage green fabric ribbons and sheer gossamer polka-dot bows here and there to soften the overall effect.