How to make a Christmas door wreath: Demo by florist Simon Lycett

Simon-Lycett-Spirit of Christmas Fair - Door Wreath Now that it's less than three weeks until Christmas, I thought you may like to see a demo showing you how to make a Christmas door wreath.

So, today's post features florist Simon Lycett and pictures of how he made one at the Spirit of Christmas Fair in London last month.

He started off with a wire wreath frame which he covered with damp sphagnum moss.  Then he cut small pieces of blue pine and attached bundles on to the frame with wire.

Simon-Lycett-Spirit of Christmas Fair - Door Wreath

Simon-Lycett-Spirit of Christmas Fair - Door Wreath

Simon said that if you wanted a very simple wreath, you could just add a bow and that could be your completed design.

However, he then went on to attach silvery-grey mimosa, which he said would last about 3-4 days.  Alternatively, you could use another type of foliage, such as holly or any garden greenery.

Simon-Lycett-Spirit of Christmas Fair - Door Wreath

He then added black, waxed apples in groups.  You could attach oranges, kumquats, clementines studded with cloves or artificial fruit.

He mentioned that when you start decorating your wreath that it's a good idea to think about where you'd like to place your bow, if you're having one. If you are, then place a marker at either the top or the bottom of your design.

He also added small silver baubles, followed by larger shiny, matt and sparkly black baubles in clusters. Another thing he pointed out was that when adding your decorations to the wreath, make sure you're not too regimented.

He then attached dried seed heads of magnolia grandiflora which had been sprayed black and covered in glitter.

Simon-Lycett-Spirit of Christmas Fair - Door Wreath

To add some lustre and to lighten up the dark colour scheme, he attached artificial purple poinsettia flowers.  As an alternative colour combination, he suggested black and orange, or black and cerise pink.

Simon-Lycett-Spirit of Christmas Fair - Door Wreath

Then, to finish off the design, he attached black feather butterflies, black birds and a black ribbon bow.

Simon-Lycett-Spirit of Christmas Fair - Door Wreath

I hope you've enjoyed seeing Simon's demo today and that it's inspired you to make your own Christmas door wreath.

If you'd like to find out more about the gentleman himself, you may like to read my interview with him last month at New Covent Garden Flower Market.

Do tune in next week when I'll be showing you how he made an amazing Christmas table arrangement!

(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)