Five festive adornments to cheer up your door.

Coronavirus can’t stop you stringing up a Christmas wreath on your front door. Think of it as a way to bring a smile to your visitors, your postman, even yourself. After all, what is Christmas if not for bringing cheer to others? And, after the year we’ve had, we could all do with a bit of that.

Whether you opt for a digital wreath workshop, a DIY kit, go faux or leave it to the experts, here are five wreaths to doll up your door this Christmas.

Nordic Rose Fresh Door Wreath, £122


The Real Flower Company


For an Instagrammable Christmas wreath, you need The Real Flower Company on speed dial. Their Nordic Rose Fresh Door Wreath includes twisted willow, anemones, dried flowers, earl grey roses and berries. Alas, such a corker of a wreath will not stay looking perky forever; the roses last for about five days from the day they are delivered so do think carefully when you book your delivery date. Once the roses have passed their best, you can remove them and still have the stunning foliage and herb display.


Metal Leaf Wreath, £65


The White Company


You only decorate your door one month a year so you might as well make it a showstopper. Whether you go all-out or opt for a minimalist first impression, make your door the best dressed on the street. This metal wreath, which has been handmade from iron cut leaves soldered together, is a subtle addition to any front door. Trust us, the antique silver finish on the leaves makes this wreath a quiet little showstopper.


Red Berry Outdoor Wreath, £95


Flowerbx


Post lockdown let your Christmas wreath bring much-needed cheer to your visitors. ‘At a time when most of life’s ‘pleasures’ are taken away, flowers remind us to find joy in the little things,’ says Flowerbx CEO Whitney Hawkings. Flowerbx have been offering contactless delivery across Europe, the UK and New York from their warehouse which is sanitised daily. This most decadent red berry wreath is stuffed with fragrant sprigs of viburnum, skimmia and rosehips. More is more with this wreath and bring cheer, it will.


Digital Foliage Wreath Tutorial


Philippa Craddock


Fancy creating a front door worthy of a royal visit? Check out this free online wreath tutorial by florist to the royals, Philippa Craddock, which gives a step-by-step guide to creating a traditional outdoor winter wreath. Craddock is famed for the cascading arch of greenery that decorated the façade of St George’s Chapel for Harry and Meghan’s wedding. Now, she has demystified the making of wreaths and encouraging all of us to get creative with foliage. Blue Peter, here we come.


The DIY Wreath, £45


Bloom & Wild


Time tight but want to get your hands dirty? Even if you crave homemade, it turns out you don’t need to forage for greenery in the cold. Bloom & Wild, the award-winning letterbox flower delivery site have whipped up a DIY Wreath kit. It comes complete with a plain base, pinecones, poppy heads, eucalyptus, gypsophila and wax flower. You can get all the satisfaction of making your own wreath with relatively little effort. Make a cuppa, or pour a glass of something stronger and get crafting. Time well spent.

By Annabel Jack
December 2020

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Annabel Jack

Contributing Editor

Annabel is a regular contributor to The GWG, with a taste for finest in food, fashion and interiors.

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