Your Guide To Creating A Festive Centrepiece Or Wreath
We always look forward to the time of year when we develop our festive fragrances. There are so many happy and nostalgic scents that are synonymous with the season and we love to recreate them, blend them and bring them to your home year-after-year.
This Christmas we’ve partnered with Cumbria florist Bluebell & Ivy to take our celebration of festive scents even further and bring you a guide to welcoming fresh fragrance and beautiful design into your home.
Here’s your guide to creating a beautiful and fragrant centrepiece for your Christmas table, or if you prefer, use the same technique to create a festive wreath for your front door.
Bluebell & Ivy X Wax Lyrical Centrepiece
For this centrepiece the inspiration was to use super fragrant elements and to celebrate classic Christmas scents and so this centrepiece includes:
- Pine Cones
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Dried Limes & Oranges
To create your own you will also need:
- Oasis wreath ring
- Strong pair of scissors or secateurs
- Stub wires
- Any additional decorations such as baubles or ribbon
- Pillar candle
Step 1: Start by adding greenery to the outer edge of the base, leaving around 2-3cm between pieces and work around the base in a clockwise direction. These pieces should be no longer than the length of your finger.
Tip: Condition your greenery before you start to ensure it lasts as long as possible. Cut approximately 1-2cm off the end of every stem and place into a bucket of water for at least an hour.
Step 2: Add smaller pieces of greenery (around half the length of the previous pieces) to the inner edge of the Oasis ring, working in a clockwise direction.
Tip: Make sure you leave enough room in the middle to add your pillar candle.
Step 3: Work in a clockwise direction to fill the gaps at the top of the base, adding greenery that is no longer than the length of your finger at a horizontal angle. As you fill smaller gaps trim the greenery according to each gap.
Tip: Pick up the base and move it around to be sure you haven’t missed any spaces.
Step 4: You can now start to add your decorations. If like us you’re adding cinnamon sticks, pine cones and fruit slices, you will need to create a stem using the stub wire. Wrap the wire around each item and twist to hold into place, then push the end of the wire into the base.
Step 5: Once finished simply place on your table and add your pillar candle to the centre. Be sure to place your candle on a plate to protect your table from dripping wax.
Tip: You could enjoy this in the lead up to Christmas and then for Christmas Day add some fresh flowers in festive reds to give it an extra special design.
If you would like to buy everything you need to create your own centrepiece or wreath visit bluebellandivy.com, where wreath making kits are available.