10/12/2013 17:19 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

How To Make A Christmas Wreath

Wreaths made of holly, pine cones and greenery are traditional Christmas decorations, and while you can buy plush ones everywhere from garden centres to department stores, there's nothing quite like making your own Christmas wreath.

Here are three ideas for making your own Christmas wreath at home:

A traditional Christmas wreath is made of four candles in a circle of evergreens with a fifth candle in the middle. Why not indulge in a wintry walk to track down your own seasonal greenery, including pine cones and holly with berries, and have fun assembling your wreath as a table centrepiece? You could light the candles together every evening before dinner. Light each of the four candles in stages - one to mark the start of each week in December - and save the last one to light on Christmas Eve.

For a child-friendly Christmas craft wreath-making activity, gather together paper plates, scissors, ribbon, glitter, glue and sequins.

Cut out the centre out of the paper plate until you're left with a circular wreath shape, then go to town decorating this with your glitter, glue and sequins.

Carefully cut a small hole at the top of the wreath and when the glue has dried, use the ribbon to hang the wreath on the wall or door.

Older children might like to make a wreath using a wire clothes hanger and garlands of tinsel.

Simply bend the hanger into a circular shape and wrap the tinsel carefully around the hanger, using sellotape to keep it discreetly in place if necessary.

Be as inventive as you like, adding other craft items or even sweets to your wreath, and use the hook at the top of the hanger to hang the wreath.