Even though we won’t be welcoming friends and family into our home for the holidays this year, I still felt it was important to decorate our home inside and out. Life is what you make it after all. After B surprised me with adding some lights to the back deck, I decided to add a wreath to the back shop door. After stumbling off these small wreath forms, I decided to make my own wreaths and today I want to share with you how I make them.
I picked up two small wreath forms at the dollar store a couple of months ago. I’m not sure what I was thinking when I bought them, but I kind of forgot about them. When I stumbled on them again, I was excited to make natural wreaths with some cuttings from our backyard.
We have a very ugly boxwood in our back yard that I’ve kept purely for the cuttings. It’s in a corner that no one sees and it has been hacked so many times (before we owned the property) that it’s ugly and not worth much. I cut a handful of branches and then gathered them along with my other supplies.
For this project I used my wreath forms, my fresh cut branches, some twine, scissors and some ribbon that I had in the shop. I spent nothing on this project so it only cost my time to put it all together. Some floral tape would have made this go a bit easier but I made it work just fine.
I started by separating my branches into smaller pieces and then started spreading them out. I then got started tying my branches onto the wreath form making sure I liked how it looked as I went.
Slowly, I worked my way around each form until I got back to where I started. I then sent back and added more branches anywhere that I thought needed it.
I then cut a piece of ribbon and wrapped it around my wreath to serve as my hanger.
I purposely made it fuller on one side thinking I would add some pinecones or berries but I really loved the “messy” look in the end so I decided that for now I wouldn’t add anything more to it.
I also have been enjoying it displayed around the house so it hasn’t officially made it to the back shop door just yet.
Are you taking on any fun DIY projects this holiday season? I’d love to hear about them!