Not just for Christmas, wreaths add a welcoming touch to the door of your venue. You can make the base ahead of time, but be sure to add fresh flowers as close to the big day as possible.

Charlotte Tolhurst

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You will need: birch twigs, wire, chamomile, marjoram, mint, cow parsley, scissors, string. 

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Gather or buy an assortment of flexible branches, such as birch twigs. Weave the branches into a circle (2) using colour-matched wire to hold it at key points.

Continue adding branches until you are happy with the overall shape (3). Work in any loose ends and make sure the wreath is strong and secure.

Make small bunches of flowers and tie them together with string (4). Make as many bunches as you need.

Work the bunches of wild flowers in between the branches (5) and secure them in place with the wire or string if needed.

DIY YOUR ENTIRE DAY!

Extracts taken from the book How To Style Your Perfect Wedding (£16.99, DK)

As seen in the May/June 2015 issue of Brides