Let's face it a gorgeous freshly made wreath on your front door brings a mixture of exciting emotions. First up is that wonderful fragrance that just smacks you right in the face as you pop your key into the lock. Next is that private sense of smugness that makes the corners of your mouth turn up, just a little... its your own personal festive touch. Third, it's just such a welcoming addition to your otherwise blank front door! Wreaths simply symbolise Christmas, the starting point, the middle bit and the finale!
So, how can you keep this beautiful wreath fresh and alive for the festive season? By following a few simple steps, you can keep your new addition to your front door looking their very best at all times...
Give your wreath a good old sniff, smell it, if it is fresh it should smell like a Christmas tree, you know that lovely pine smell!
If it is made with fresh eucalyptus, this should also be a significant player in the fragrant smell scent. If the wreath that you are looking at doesn't smell fresh, well to be perfectly honest, it isn't and don't bother buying it or request for a fresh one to be made for you!
Fresh spruce will hold their needles for weeks, months even if kept in the right condition! One of the most simplest of fresh tests is to see if the needles fall when you shake them. So give your wreath a shake, a proper shake, because if the wreath has just been made with the freshest of foliages it will not shed it's needles at all... BUT if they are falling like the Autumn leaves, then just put it back and move on... This wreath is not for you!
Avoid Direct Sunlight!
When hanging fresh wreaths outside your home, try to keep them out of direct sunlight, which can cause them to dry and brown faster. "Quality live wreaths can last up to four to six weeks outdoors, but will likely only last a couple of weeks in full sun or inside," By giving your wreath a spritz with fresh water daily will help with this but ideally keep your wreath out of direct sunlight.
Spritz with fresh water
Spritzing a wreath will help it last longer and bring out the fragrance, We recommend spritzing the back of the wreath (where the cut ends of the stems are) every two to three days.
Vigorously spray your wreath with fresh water—up to one to three times a day to stave off the browning process. Ideally, remove your wreath from the door and immerse into water for up to 1 hour, this will rehydrate the moss and give your cut foliages a good old refresh and revitalise their stems.
Closing message! Ensure you follow these simple 4 steps to make sure you choose the right wreath for your front door and one that will last for the entire festive period! I can promise that my wreaths are not only made with the freshest foliages, moss and handmade to order!