Little House Christmas Wreath

Little House Christmas Wreath -full tutorial to make your own wreath from some gathered greens, birch logs, and a coat hanger. Perfect for Christmas.

It’s November, and already time to start thinking about Christmas!  Today I’m joining some great Canadian bloggers to give you some Christmas wreath inspiration.

This year I’m planning on going for a white Christmas look at my house, which got me thinking how pretty some birch branches would be.  I also knew I wanted to use some traditional Christmas greens.  So, off to the woods I went with my little pruning shears.  Nothing gets you into the Christmas spirit like the smell of fresh cut pine…and there may or may not have been a little, tiny bit of Christmas music involved, but I promised I wasn’t into the Christmas cheer yet. 😉

I wanted to make this simple wreath out of inexpensive things around the house so I used a few coat hangers for the base.  I used some plyers to un-twist them, and then form them into a rectangle shape.  I used two to make the form a little sturdier.

Little House Christmas Wreath -full tutorial to make your own wreath from some gathered greens, birch logs, and a coat hanger. Perfect for Christmas.

To put the greens on to the wire form, just cut little pieces, and create a small mixed little bundle of three or so pieces.  I used a combination of pine, fir, and cedar, but whatever you can find will work. Next, take your little bundle, and use thin wire to attach it to the wreath.  Just lay your greens on the wire wreath form where you want them, and wind the wire around the bundle and the form to secure it.  Then, create another bundle of greens, and over lap it over the previous bundle, and wrap with the wire again working your way all the way around the wreath.  Easy peasy.  Although…a little prickly so you might want to wear some gloves for this part.

Little House Christmas Wreath -full tutorial to make your own wreath from some gathered greens, birch logs, and a coat hanger. Perfect for Christmas.

Once you’ve worked all the way around the wreath secure your wire, and the base is done.

The next layer is the birch logs.  I had some, and just used a hand saw to cut them to length.  I attached the birch to the wreath with some more thin wire.  For the top birch piece, I used white wire so it would blend in.

Little House Christmas Wreath -full tutorial to make your own wreath from some gathered greens, birch logs, and a coat hanger. Perfect for Christmas.

The next step is decorating.  I think I’m developing a thing for little tiny houses.  Remember my little house village from last year?  Well they’ll be making a reappearance this year…along with some friends.  When I saw this little white metal house at the craft store months ago, I thought it would looks so sweet in a wreath with little battery operated light inside.

Little House Christmas Wreath -full tutorial to make your own wreath from some gathered greens, birch logs, and a coat hanger. Perfect for Christmas.

I kind of love how it turned out.

I wanted to keep it simple, but couldn’t help myself from adding one more sweet little detail, some stars.  I used some wooden stars (find something similar here), and added some book page paper to the front, and then added a little glitter.  You know since it’s Christmas and I’m now officially allowed to glitter everything.

Little House Christmas Wreath -full tutorial to make your own wreath from some gathered greens, birch logs, and a coat hanger. Perfect for Christmas.

To attached the stars to the wreath, I just hot glued some little wires to the back and wired them into the wreath.

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I’m loving this simple, rustic Christmas wreath, and the little house is so sweet lit up at night with a battery operated tea light.

Little House Christmas Wreath -full tutorial to make your own wreath from some gathered greens, birch logs, and a coat hanger. Perfect for Christmas.

With a pretty Little House Christmas Wreath like this one, life really is a party!

Be sure to visit each of these blogs to get ideas and inspiration for your own Christmas wreath.

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Comments

  1. I may have squealed a bit when I saw this wreath! I LOVE it!!!! How perfect, simple and so darn cute! Pinned!

  2. Eeek! I love this. The little stars… the shape… the house… all of it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I love the simplicity !!!! Super cute!

  4. Julia Mander says:

    Its beautiful Danielle. I love it

  5. Super cute! The house and those book page stars… it’s all so good 🙂

  6. So pretty! I love the little stars – what a great idea to add the book paper!

  7. Oh Dannyelle! Love this wreath. Very very cute – especially the little house. Great work!
    Meagan

  8. This is so original. I love the little house and the stars and the use of greenery!

  9. Oh my gosh, the house and the little stars are just the best! I love this!

  10. I love all of the fabulous projects that you come up with and share on yoru blog but I have to admit that this wreath is my favrouite. It truly is a work of creative art and so delightful. The little battery operated house and the book page glitter stars are perfect details. I agree with you that Christmas is a great reason to bring out the glitter!

  11. Kraft Sister says:

    Love it! Thanks for sharing! Is there a way to pin on Pinterest?

  12. Please pin away, just click on the individual post to open it, rather than the home page, and then hover over the picture and click on the pin-it button. Thanks so much.
    Dannyelle

  13. What a sweet little wreath! I love the shape of it and having it light up is such a cute feature.

  14. I am in love with the little stars and the house 🙂 the square wreath is original 🙂 well done!

  15. I love the subtle details in this wreath! The book pages especially. Very pretty for a front door, or an indoor decoration 🙂

  16. I’m.calling it right now…this is going to be featured in a magazine! Love it so…xo

  17. Lucy you are the sweetest, let it me so. 😉
    Dannyelle

  18. Love this wreath and the charming little metal house! Where can these be found? I’ve looked online with little success. Thank you for help in finding these!

  19. Hi Karen,
    I picked up mine at Michaels, near the miniatures, and fairy garden stuff. Hope this helps.
    Best of luck,
    Dannyelle

  20. Marcia Loftin says:

    years ago I found a book on how to make these little houses out of lightweight cardboard, then covering them with the paper ribbon. There are also little churches in the book. I have been making regular wreaths and including the little houses for years. If anyone would like the name of the craft book I would be glad to share the title. Marcia

  21. Jennifer Forest says:

    Oooooohhhhhhh! I LOVE this beautiful rustic wreath! Brilliant! I’m all about rustic decor and this will be perfect for the next Winter Holiday Season.
    Thank you very much for your brilliant idea and creativity!

  22. Thanks Jennifer, so glad to share.

  23. Hi Marcia, I love the little paper houses too, but thought the metal would stand up better outside. If you’d like to see more of the cardboard houses, check out mine here.http://www.lifeisaparty.ca/?s=glitter+houses

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