Mini DIY fern wreaths

Fern wreath on a plate | Mini DIY fern wreaths | Tesco Living

We challenged a crafts blogger to add some woodland inspiration to her Christmas table – try out the tutorial.

Crafts blogger Michelle from The Purple Pumpkin Blog created a festive fern and cranberry version of our rosemary wreath place cards. Here’s her step-by-step instructions:

You will need

  • Stems from a small fern or conifer tree, 12-15cm long
  • Dried cranberries
  • Thin wire
  • Red raffia or ribbon
  • Scissors (decorative scissors optional)
  • Green card
  • Silver marker pen
Supplies to make a mini fern wreath | DIY Christmas wreath | Tesco Living

Step 1

Three stems should form one wreath. Cut 8cm lengths of wire and wrap around the bottom end of each stem. Leave around 3cm at the end.

Fern fronds with wire twisted around stalks | Christmas wreath | Tesco Living

Step 2

Bind one end to the top of another stem, and continue around until you have formed a wreath. You may have to bend the stems gently to ease into shape.

Fern fronds twisted into a circle | Christmas wreath | Tesco Living

Step 3

Cut 6cm pieces of wire, and thread a few dried cranberries into the middle. Bend over and fix to the wreath by twisting at the back. You can use the cranberries to hide any wire that may show through.

Dried cranberry threaded with wire | Christmas wreath | Tesco Living

Step 4

Cut a length of raffia or ribbon and wrap around the wreath into a neat bow.

Mini fern wreath with dried cranberries and red ribbon | Christmas wreath | Tesco Living

Step 5

Cut a square from the green card and fold in half to form a name card. I’ve used crimped-edged scissors but regular ones will work just fine. Write a guest’s name on the card and place in the middle of the wreath.

Fern wreath on a plate | Mini DIY fern wreaths | Tesco Living

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