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Kirstie's Handmade Christmas
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Push it from back to front through the centre of the moss, then back again. Do this a few times, until the wire is eaten up by the moss, then twist the last bit around the inner ring on the back of the frame.
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They should look luscious and full with no gaps. Snip off any naked pointy bits.
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Secure by wrapping reel wire around the stems. Continue covering the moss with small fan-clusters, securing them tightly with wire, until the front of the wreath is completely covered. While doing so, take a good look at the shape of your wreath and lightly tie down any stray foliage.
You want it to look even all round. When finished, tie off the wire as in step 2.
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Odd numbers work best, and you must always aim for balance. Pierce the first berry stem deep into the moss, then continue adding the other berry stems at regular intervals around the wreath. If you struggle to get things well into the moss, simply attach them using the gauge wire. Bend into a loop and twist the ends to fasten. Continue adding reindeer moss around the wreath in this way, filling in the gaps between the hydrangeas and berries.
Locate the top of your wreath and pierce the gauge wire through from the back and around the outer ring of your frame. Bring the hook ends up at the back and secure with a twist. I pick my own presents to fill my crackers.
You can tailor them to your guests and really have a laugh with the things you put inside. Use luxurious papers and embellish them with baubles, beads and beautiful ribbons to ensure each one is a little work of art on the table. YOU WILL NEED Good-quality Christmas wrapping paper Ruler and pencil Scissors Cracker snaps Glue gun or water-based glue 3 empty toilet rolls, or 1 empty kitchen paper roll cut into 3 equal pieces 1 roll stays in the cracker, the others are removed after shaping Ribbon Embellishments, such as beads, baubles, berries or leaves 1 Take a piece of wrapping paper, mark out a rectangle 33cm x 20cm, then cut it out.
Fold in 10cm along each short edge, then snip out small triangles no more than 1cm deep along the folds.