Now that Halloween’s out of the way… you know what season is coming! I’m popping in here on a Tuesday to participate in a fun Holiday wreath hop with some of my favourite Canadian DIY bloggers. I love having a holiday wreath up in my home already you guys! I feel like all the leaves have fallen so… what more do I need to pull out the holiday decor? We’re yet to bring out any decorations, but now that I’ve crafted this wreath- I really feel like I need to. I also took a trip to Ikea yesterday and they have holiday goodies out… so it’s fuelled that!
When I was dreaming up a wreath to make, I really wanted to create something that was simple with minimalistic appeal. I love how this twig and greenery wreath turned out- it’s a little bit scandi and a whole lot of simple. The best part… the price tag! Man, I love DIY that saves me a buck. Before I give you the how- to… can I tell you how much I’d love a front door like this? It’s actually my sister-in-law’s (I’ve chatted before about how much mine needs an update/sledgehammer) so when I dropped my kiddos off there the other day I swapped out her wreath for mine to take a few photos. That’s totally normal, right? Door envy? It’s a thing. In real life, it’s hung on our dining room wall over our giant map. And I really do love it there too.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- New twigs (the bendy ones that haven’t dried out)
- Heavy wire (floral wire would work great, I just had hardware wire)
- Pliers/ Wire cutters
- Pruning shears
- White spray paint
- Juniper sprigs
I actually went into my back yard to salvage twigs for this. After the last wreath hop, I was determined to try and create a wreath form out of twigs and I’m so glad I tried! It wasn’t nearly as difficult as I expected, and that means the wreath form was FREE. That made me do a little bit of a happy dance. The key was only using newer branches (the baby ones) that hadn’t dried out yet- this way they were bendy instead of breaking when I tried to bend them. I used wire to attach the branches, wrapping it around tightly with the pliers. When I was happy with the shape and thickness of the wreath, I gave it a light coat of white spray paint.
What a difference the white paint made! I had wanted to try flocking the greens a bit too, but wasn’t able to find that in the stores quite yet (a sign I’m pushing the season a bit?). Now that I have it hung, I’m glad I didn’t try the flocking… it’s so pretty as is! Anyways. The greens I chose were juniper and I love the softer green colour they have. I ended up using three sprigs. One in either direction, then I broke a third one into smaller pieces to fill it out and cover the wire. I wrapped the larger sprigs with wire to affix them, then used the twigs of the wreath form to tuck the smaller pieces in to hide the wires and fill in the gaps.
That’s all there is to it! I’m totally smitten, you guys. I kind of want an all white and green Christmas now that I have this as my starting point. But Shane has given me the warning that we are NOT starting a new colour scheme this year. One day I’ll have a new theme each year though. And if I had this wreath as a starting point… it would be white with fresh greens for sure. If you’re looking for other wreaths to get your holiday cheer pumping, these ladies did an awesome job on theres! I spy a couple that I’d love to try out myself in this collection.
Be sure to visit each of these blogs to get ideas and inspiration for your own Christmas wreath:
New House New Home | Sustain My Craft Habit | PMQ for Two | Lifeovereasy | Bette’s House | Life Is A Party | Love Create Celebrate | The DIY Mommy | Lemon Thistle | Vin’yet Etc. | Clean and Scentible | Becoming Martha | Design For Soul | AKA Designs | Personally Andrea | Time With Thea | The Happy Housie | Row House Nest
And when you pop over and visit them all… come back here and let me know your favourite! Not that we’re taking count or anything ;)
Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.
I love the beautiful simplisity of this wreath! It really pops on that gorgeous door too! Pinned!
Thanks so much Laurie! #doorenvy
Christina @ The DIY Mommy
This is so beautiful. It has that magical, Nordic simplicity to it! Perfection.
Thanks so much Christina! I’m so into nordic style this year! I think your wreath would totally work with the style as well with a different ribbon. If only I was better at baking ;)
Such a sweet looking wreath! Sometimes simple is all you need :)
Thanks so much Dani! I’m all about the simple this year.
Surprise surprise… I love your wreath. Simple – not over complicated and oh so Scandi chic! Roll on holiday season 2015 :)
Aw, thanks so much Meagan. Roll on!
Bette @ bette's house
I love the simplicity. Just lovely!
Thanks so much Bette!
Andrea @ personallyandrea
I love that you made such a huge wreath form and then kept it minimal. I would love that on a beautiful front door (which mine is not… I have serious door envy too!)
I’m so glad I’m not alone on the door envy! It really is a big wreath- I’m not sure it would work on my front door for that reason alone (never mind how much I don’t like that door!)
Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca
I’m so in love with white this year too, and scandi, and minimalist…you had me at hello.
Aw, well I think you and I will get along just fine ;)
I love the phrase… less is more and it definitely applies to your wreath. It’s beauty comes from how simplistic it is, I love how it is made from just natural items too!
Thanks so much Thea! I was so pleased I found a use for the tree in my backyard :)
I love the minimalist aesthetic of the wreath! Beautifully done.
Thanks so much Ariel! Hope you’re resting up :)
I love that I could make this wreath without spending a dime! I love the simplicity of it :)
YES! My hubby loved that factor too ;)
I’m in love with wreaths!!! And this one is just adorable!! It’s natural and so winter~y and I bet it smells just like Christmas!
Thanks so much Katrin! It does smell just like Christmas! Even now after it’s dried out, the green is still vibrant and the smell is lovely :)
What a great way to make use of things from the yard for decorating. Simple, low-cost but totally effective. Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty link party.
Simple and low cost are my specialty ;) Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Alayna!
Lovely wreath. Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining the party!