Preserved Christmas Wreath

How to Make a Christmas Wreath with Preserved & Dyed Greenery

Time: 15 minutes and 10 seconds

Making Christmas wreaths is a great activity to kick off the festive season. There is a wealth of resources and materials that can be used to create your own unique, personalised wreath.

This lesson covers how to construct a Christmas wreath. This design uses dried, preserved and artificial products to create a unique festive Christmas for the up coming season.

In this lesson, you will learn how to construct the flower arrangement from start to finish. The tutor, Debbie will demonstrate how to make the design, along with top tips on conditioning, construction, storage and fixings. 

Disclaimer: Typically dye is added to the glycerine preserving solution to permanently colour plant materials. Be careful of colour transference when handling and placement. It is advised to store indoors or on front door with cover or in a porch.

Find the materials required for this style of arrangement below:

1Straw Ring (or alternative)
1roll of twine or binding wire
1pair of sharp scissors
1bunch of Soft Ruscus gold (preserved)
1bunch of Eucalyptus Cinerea (preserved)
1bunch of Eucalyptus Parvifolia Red / Brown (preserved)
1bunch of Eucalyptus Nicholii (preserved)
1 pack of Artificial Pears
5-6groups of Cinnamon sticks (with raffia)
5-6 Dried Whole green oranges


  1. Jackie on 28/08/2022 at 1:51 pm

    Hi, can you tell me how to preserve the items mentioned please, for the Christmas wreath and then the living wreath please.

    • Laura Kenny on 30/08/2022 at 10:13 am

      Hello Jackie,

      Thank you for your comment. All of the items included are purchased preserved from the suppliers. These were purchased through Triangle Nursery wholesalers (

      There are however different methods that you can adopt to preserve them yourself including air-drying, resin, glycerine and wax preservation.

      I hope this helps

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