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Wreath Making for all Occasions (Paperback)

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By Becci Coombes
Imprint: White Owl
Series: Make Your Own
Pages: 144
Illustrations: 120 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781526776907
Published: 31st January 2022

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Even a quick walk in the countryside or Sunday stroll along the beach can yield the most interesting and attractive materials for making beautiful decorations for the home. In this book Becci will show you how to form simple wreaths out of foraged elements, with an emphasis on recycling and using sustainable materials. Basic techniques for a variety of seasonal projects are demonstrated, and these can then be used to create smaller garlands, such as napkin rings and candle table centres.

Becci focuses on commonly found elements, foraging for plants and foliage and sourcing inspiration from nature; you don’t need to be a trained florist to design gorgeous wreaths and garlands for yourself or your friends.

The featured projects will cover wreaths for all seasons, from scented lavender hearts to harvest festival straw circles, and we will explore how to make them from more unusual materials such as pool noodles. The emphasis will be on recycling too, so you will be able to create a garland that can be changed throughout the year to suit your decor and mood.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

So many great wreaths! I love the one make from pages of books; just lovely! I was surprised to find the directions of German Stars in this book. I made them as child and had long forgotten how to make them. I liked the lavender wreath and look forward to putting my lavender to use next year. Directions were clear, easy to follow. `The variety of wreaths was just amazing. I can't wait to see the actual book as I am sure the photos in it will look amazing in color!

NetGalley, Catherine Hankins

This is a nice craft book that teaches you more than just wreaths. I appreciated the author's focus on sustainability and loved that she taught how to use willow to make wreaths and other shapes. There's quite a variety of wreath types outside of the usual materials here. She wrote part of it during lockdown when fresh flowers weren't accessible and that may have led to some of the more unusual materials. A fun read with lots of photos.

NetGalley, Alicia Bayer

This book "Wreath Making for all Occasions" is a nice collection of 12 wreath ideas. I found a few wreaths I'd personally like to make- the Lavender Summer Heart wreath and the Winter Wonderland pinecone wreath are my two favorites! This book offers lovely pictures of each wreath and clear directions on how to make them, including the necessary materials. I think this book would be a great addition to any crafter's bookshelf or library.

NetGalley, Lyndsey Eccles

A wonderful addition to any crafters bookshelf.

This book is brilliant !!
it teaches you how to make wreaths from scratch rather than just getting store bought ones. As well as teaching you a manner of all different techniques ,the wreaths Aren’t just for Christmas there are wreaths for all occasions as well as using all different materials, from flowers to beach-combed items.

I would highly recommend this book to any crafter who wants something a little different to hang in there door throughout the year .

NetGalley, lily wood

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Becci Coombs has put together an excellent book for crafters interested in making their own wreaths. She presents information in a very readable and easy to understand way, while promoting recycling and the use of earth-friendly materials. At the beginning of the book, she goes over the different types of materials used in the projects that follow, and then offers a variety of wreaths for all seasons.

Each project lists the materials needed and has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions with plenty of pictures. The pictures are beautiful and such a help!

I was so taken by the visual beauty of this book that I read through it in one sitting. Now comes the hard part, choosing which project to do first!

NetGalley, Kathy Fuchs

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Becci is Danish, living in the UK and the owner of hyggestyle.com.uk. Becci’s book gives a wonderful variety of wreaths, with beautiful photography and numerous steps to show how to make each wreath.

Some of the wreaths were with plants, flowers and “live” objects but there were also numerous wreaths to make out of simple day to day objects like paperback books, strong paper, wool and fabric. I loved that there is something for everyone, for those who are naturally gifted at creating to those of us not so inclined !

The reader can learn how to make bases out of willow and wire wreaths. Some wreathes require access to special products but many of the wreaths can be created in lockdown with less obscure “ingredients”.

Thank you for inspiring me To do something fun and create with my girls during our lockdown spring break. I am already eyeing off the eucalyptus trees and wattle across the road to create a gorgeous front door wreath. I am also going to try the Pom Pom wreath, rose book wreath and the Danish Paper stars.

Thank you for arriving into my life at the perfect moment and your beautiful inspiration, not to forget the unexpected but wonderful humour in the instructions, I won’t be making any wool wreaths while eating buttery toast - thanks for the warning ⚠️!

Highly recommended and. Beautiful gift.

NetGalley, Ann T

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great book about making wreaths for every occasion... it's a great beginner book and it really got me wanting to make my own wreaths now.

NetGalley, Kaitlyn Waller

Wreaths make gorgeous and even stunning decorations wherever you hang them so it is worthwhile to learn how to make your own.

In this book, the author teaches you how to, with some emphasis on using eco friendly and sustainable materials or salvaged and upcycled objects from around your house or wherever you can. Step by step pictorial and text instructions are given and are easy to follow.

I liked all the projects except for a couple, and there is a good range of styles. Ms Coombes has a soft spot for Scandinavian designs so you will find some delightfully simple and even minimalist wreaths.

Overall a good book for learning this beautiful craft.

NetGalley, Flora Fung

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Plenty of good photographs and the author’s sense of humor made this a winner for me. I also appreciated the author’s concern for the environment, emphasizing reused or scavenged items when possible. The book includes a variety of wreath themes suitable for different seasons.

NetGalley, Natalie Kennedy

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I made my very first wreath over 30 years ago and have made quite a few more since then. But I’ve never really given myself to some of the ideas in this book and I am excited to make them. Collecting my own willow reeds and making shapes far different than I have in the past is the next wave for me.

This book provides instructions and pictures to guide you into making your own wreaths from scratch. Use some of the ideas, incorporate your own as you conceive them and you are on your way to having some really creative wreaths to hang on your door, in your home, or to give as gifts. I LOVE this book!

NetGalley, Cindi Austin

About Becci Coombes

Becci spent her childhood holidays on the family farm in Denmark, and grew up with a love for all things Scandinavian. Originally she trained as an archaeologist (Vikings, of course), before travelling the world and becoming a successful glass artist. She now runs www.hyggestyle.co.uk, an online boutique specialising in Danish and Scandinavian gifts, homewares, recipe and craft ideas. She also teaches bushcraft and survival, lives with her son, cat and chickens, and loves schnapps.


She was nominated as one of the Mumpreneur 100, and has won both BT’s Best Home Business of the Year Award and ITV’s Britain’s Best Dish (best pudding in the South!). Her articles and recipes are regularly featured in the national press, and her products on TV. She has also been a key-note speaker on the topic of hygge and Women in Business at various events.

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