With the first Sunday of Advent on the 3rd December, we felt it only apt to create a Step-by-Step How to Guide on How to Create a Christmas Advent Wreath with the Triangle Nursery Team.
Step 1: Find your ingredients for your recipe
All of the ingredients can be found at Triangle Nursery, www.trianglenursery.co.uk. You will need:
- Plastic Back Floral Foam Ring (pre-soak in water)
- Plastic Candle Holders
- Taper Candles
- Foliage of Choice (Blue Spruce, Pinus Strobus, Conifer, Buxus, Acacia, Pittosporum)
- Roses (Freedom Rose 50cm)
- Dried Fruits
- Green Stub Wire or Binding Wire
Step 2: Create a Collar with the Conifer
As shown in the video, create a collar on the inner and outer part of the Floral Ring with conifer by cutting into smaller pieces and positioning in the ring.
Step 3: Continue to base the arrangement
Continue to create a base for the arrangement using the foliage, adding blue spruce by cutting into smaller pieces and positioning in and around the floral ring.
Step 4: Disguise the candle holders using Pinus Strobus
To disguise the mechanics of the advent wreath and create an aesthetically pleasing design, use your choice of foliage. Here we are using Pinus Strobus. Position the foliage around the candle holders, as shown in the video.
Step 5: Continue to add foliage to the wreath
Continue to add your foliage of choice to the wreath to cover the oasis floral foam.
Step 6: Place the Taper Candles into the Candle Holders
Place the taper candles into the candle holders in the arrangement.
Step 7: Decorate your advent wreath with roses, dried fruits and christmas accessories
Once your wreath has been based with foliage, you can now add fresh flowers (i.e. Roses) and christmas accessories, for example dried fruit slices, whole oranges, pine cones and cinnamon sticks. You can wire the decorations into the wreath by using binding wire or green stub wire creating a double leg mount to position in place and secure.
For all the items on the blog today, visit the website at www.trianglenursery.co.uk or contact the Sales Team directly on 01394 385 832.
Thank you for reading
Triangle Nursery Team