There is nothing that signifies Christmas like a wreath hung on the front door, or taking pride of place on the mantle. Wreath-making is well on trend this year and workshops have been popping up all over the country, showcasing some stunning creativity.
If you haven’t been lucky enough to secure yourself a place or haven’t had the time, we have a contemporary and elegant version to share with you. The fabulous Jessica from @avant_golde, across the pond in Wisconsin, provides a step by step version for us this week as we gear up to the big day. As always we leave it down to the talented individuals themselves to guide you through their fabulous creations, so over to you Jessica!
Christmas season has always been one of my favourite times of the year. Everything about my Christmas is exactly how my Grandma and Mother did it. Bing Crosby caroles, old metal cookie cutters, and a star on top of the tree. One tradition I’ve adopted myself is the design and creation of my very own is contemporary festive decor. Cue this trendy wreath.
What you will need:
- Floral hoop metal hoop
- Floral wire
- Go to your local craft store and purchase greenery of your choice. I chose some faux cedar, garland, snowy pine, and eucalyptus. Get creative! What you choose is up to you!
- Pine cones
- Scissors/wire cutter
- Spray paint (optional)
What you need to do:
- I am a huge fan of anything gold as it matches my current décor. So I started by spray painting my floral hoop gold. This is what the hoop looked like before I sprayed it, so you can look out for one in a craft store.
2. Once the hoop has dried, it’s time for the fun part! Cut the garland to measure half way around the hoop. Secure the ends of the garland by wrapping the floral wire around the foliage and hoop and tightly secure. The best way to describe this step is to pretend you’re securing a bag with a twist tie.3. I chose to secure 3 more sections of the garland around the hoop and this way it followed the curve of the hoop and was fully secure. I used floral wire to do this.
4. It is now time to arrange and attach the other gorgeous, flowers, leaves and decorative pieces you have chosen. To do this, wrap the wire around the ends of each item, which will allow you to attack it to your hoop and garland. I used eucalyptus, pine and cedar and arranged around the loop to my liking.
5. Finally, take three pine cones. To attach, wrap wire around the large end of the cone and attach to other pine cones to create a cluster, with a figure 8 motion. This can then be attacked to the hoop in the same method used previously.
We absolutely adore this alternative, yet elegant Scandi-style wreath. It will inject a fresh, contemporary and festive vibe into anyone’s home.
If you’re a fellow DIY fanatic that loves to create your own homemade projects, we would love to hear from you and share you fabulous projects here on the Homebirds blog. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or @_homebirds_ on Instagram.