I wanted to make a large Christmas wreath for our front door. I had a twisted twig circle which I have used as a base in previous years to wire fresh holly to, lacerating my fingers in the process. I gave it a spray of sparkly varnish.
I found a great and easy tutorial from Ruth at Permutations in Fiber . Using green and red merino, and some wisps of silk, that worked very well. I used metallic red thread on the red petals (bracts?). I had no yellow beads, so I needle felted a splodge of yellow in the centres, and added silver beads which gives it a zing.
I glue-gunned them onto the twig base, and then gave the flowers a spray with waterproofing protector, as they will be outside.