I love that during the holidays wreaths come out on every front door to greet your visitors. When Shane and I were first married and I had my own front door for the first time ever I got really excited by the idea and bought a wreath for every season. Tacky wreaths. Fake, tacky wreaths. But I loved them. Now I’m a bit more selective. In the past I’ve made wreaths, but this year I decided to do something a little different and make a holiday bough. I love the scent of holiday greens and this is an easy way to use them in your decor!
I don’t know that I can even call this a tutorial because it’s so easy, but this video shows you exactly how I made mine and gives some tips when you’re making your own. As always- Shaw did an awesome job putting the video together!
Isn’t it quick and easy! Since I had the floral wire kickin’ around already from my floral crowns, this DIY only cost me for the greens. And I could have made it for nothing if I had foraged them myself. This bunch of greens cost me $6, plus an extra $1 for the eucalyptus at the florist. I can’t complain about the price for a fresh bough on my front door!
- Holiday Greens (I used Cedar, Fir, and Pine, plus I added Eucalyptus)
- Green Floral Wire
- Pliers with Wire Cutters
- Ribbon or Decorative Trimmings
This is another one that I can’t do justice with photos of the process… which is why a video is so perfect! Basically, you just layer all the pieces of greens- with the longest at the bottom. And arrange them by pulling pieces or branches to the front until you’re happy with the way it looks. Use the wire to wrap tightly around the branches. Then you just decorate it! Ribbon or whatever you like. Just like on my Christmas Tree, I used a piece of plaid from one of my Papa’s old shirts. I love how simple and festive this is.
I kept it inside my house until it started to look a little bit unhappy with the heat (about 2 weeks), then moved it to the front door. I couldn’t help but keep it inside- it smelled SO good every time I walked by. I’d love to hear what you have on your front door right now! A traditional wreath or something else?