Making a Christmas candle ring using fresh foliage
Pin the ribbon in place at one end then wrap round evenly to completely cover the base, and pin again at the end. I have chosen an orange ribbon to co-ordinate with the dried oranges.
Take about 6 laurel stems, each about 6″ (15cm) long and tie in place using fishing wire. Arrange them to evenly cover the ribbon.
To attach the whole dried oranges, poke a hole carefully with a metal skewer, and tie in place with florists wire.
Make the cinnamon bundles in situ by tying a length of raffia around the wreath, then adding five short cinnamon sticks (these are 15cm sticks broken in half), before tying in place with a bow.
Make the dried orange slice stacks by tying the raffia around the wreath, then pushing through two holes made in two slices before tying with a bow.