This year, your home’s Christmas décor’s crown jewel might not be the tree, but rather, the wreath.
Queen Elizabeth’s florists have recently published a step-by-step tutorial on how to give your Christmas wreath the royal treatment. The video, posted on the Royal Family’s official Instagram account, features a copper wreath crafted with moss, foliage, dried pine cones, and even dried sliced fruit.
Here’s how Her Majesty’s florists made it. After preparing the copper base, they made bundles of “moss sausages,” then wrapped those around the frame using wire. Then, they added leaves such as pine, holly, and ivy. Once that’s done, they tied smaller items like pine cones and cinnamon sticks, as well as dried orange peels for a pop of color. Finally, a red bow for that festive look.
Not only will the door ornament make for a grand entrance, but it will also make for an interesting conversation piece at your Christmas party.
“Christmas trees were introduced to Britain in the late 18th century by Queen Charlotte, consort of George III,” the Instagram post reads. “But they’re not the only way to bring a touch of nature to your home’s Christmas decorations The Royal Household florists are pleased to share their method for creating a traditional Christmas door wreath.”
The DIY seems difficult to recreate at first — you could say a royal pain — but the wreath looks too gorgeous not to try.