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. 😉
- coat hanger for wreath form
- mixed fresh greens -pine, cedar, fir
- spool wire
- 4 birch pieces
- wooden stars
- old book pages
- mod podge
- little house lantern
To Make The Wreath:
- 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.
2. To put the greens on to the wire form, just cut little pieces, and create small mixed little bundles 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.
Once you’ve worked all the way around the wreath secure your wire, and the base is done.
3. 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.
4. 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 look so sweet in a wreath with little battery operated light inside.
I kind of love how it turned out.
5. 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.
To attached the stars to the wreath, I just hot glued some little wires to the back and wired them into the wreath.
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.
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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