A Christmas reed is a festive wreath that’s made of fresh evergreens and decorations. It’s a great way to decorate your front door during the holiday season and can be a fun activity for kids too!
Wreaths have been used in Christmas traditions for centuries. They are said to symbolize eternal life and the unending love of God. They are also used to symbolize the winter solstice, when the cold of winter is broken by the light and warmth of spring.
Traditionally, evergreens were the main material for Christmas wreaths. They are durable and long-lasting, and can be made from spruce, fir, pine or juniper.
Other foliage could be added to create a more fuller look, and for extra texture you can use moss. You can find it at craft stores or garden centers.
Another option is to use a metal frame and wrap it in moss. This can give your wreath a unique look and is a great idea for making a simple yet beautiful Christmas wreath that is easy to make.
Add a layer of moss to the top of your wreath ring by wrapping it around a few times, then secure it in place with green twine. You can then begin adding bundles of mixed foliage and pine to your wreath using a wire reel.
As you add more foliage and pine, keep the wire attached to your frame. This will help to support the foliage and make it easier to work with in the future, and it can be removed once you’re done if necessary.
A variety of textured foliage can be added to your wreath, and you can choose from holly, bay, rosemary, eucalyptus or ivy. Some of these options can be purchased at local flower and herb shops or supermarkets, but you could also forage some from your own backyard or a nearby woodland.
To add a pop of color to your wreath, you can try incorporating some berries or red apples into the mix. You can also use a variety of ornaments, including glittered and tinsel-covered ones.
Instead of traditional berries or apples, you can also use pine cones and dried oranges to create a festive wreath. These can be glued to your wreath along with pine cone ornaments and shiny baubles, and will give it a unique touch.
The best part about these types of DIY Christmas wreaths is that they are not only easy to make but can be very inexpensive to make. You can even pick up a wreath form at the dollar store and use it to make your own!
If you’re a beginner, this is an excellent project to get started with. You’ll need a few things for this, including a wreath ring, moss, scissors, green twine and florist wire.
Gather a selection of greens from your garden or foraging on your next walk in the woods. You can choose from spruce, fir, yew, cypress and mastic for your base foliage, or if you’re feeling more adventurous you can use holly and other berry-like leaves.