If you caught my post yesterday, than you already got a sneak peek of the beautiful holiday wreath I made! As we ease into the holidays around here, today I’m sharing with you just how I made it, and trust me when I tell you this, it’s super easy! I’m also excited because I’m teaming up with quite a few blogging friends who are also sharing some DIY Christmas themed decor you can make as well! Be sure to scroll to the bottom for tons of ideas on how to add to your holiday decor this year!
I picked up a large grapevine wreath, for 50% off, at Hobby Lobby. Next I headed to my local greenhouse for some fresh winter greens. I added fresh cedar to the grapevine wreath. I wanted the cedar to be my base, and used the most branches, to fill in 2/3 of the wreath.
I just began by tucking them right directly into the grapevine wreath, no wire was needed, and made sure they were secure as I worked my way around one half of the wreath.
Next I began adding in different fillers. The eucalyptus and silver brunia berries are amoung my favorite. For some of these pieces I did need floral wire to secure them on top of the cedar, so they didn’t slip out. Even though I’m using this for my holiday decor, I didn’t want it to feel overly Christmas. I wanted it to have more of a “winter” feel to it, so it could last me all season.
I layered in carefully on top of the cedar, taking a step back every now and then to make sure everything was evenly spaces out, and there weren’t any noticeable gaps, or empty spots that needed to be filled in.
Once I was finished I headed out to our barn, and hung the wreath on the pair of side doors we use to get our lawn tractor in and out.
I also placed a faux mini tree in a basket I found at HomeGoods earlier this year, and an antique sled off the the side to complete my look. I love that it feels festive, but will last my through the entire winter.
*Tip* – For my warmer climate friends. I have found that fresh greens like this will last as long as they aren’t in direct sunlight, and the temperature stays below 50 degrees. Here in NH we are well past the point of the temperature rising that high again for a while, so I was safe to make the wreath, but just in case you aren’t from my neck of the woods, I wanted you to know as well!
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Now take a look at some of the beautiful things my friends made, part of the Seasonal Simplicity tour, as we kick of the Christmas Series.
How to Flock a Christmas Tree at The Happy Housie
DIY Asymmetrical Wreath at Rooms FOR Rent
DIY Christmas Countdown at Lolly Jane
Christmas Gingerbread Cookie Wreath at Sincerely Marie, Designs
Clock turned Holiday Shadow Box at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
How to Make a Fleece Cone Christmas Tree at Happy Happy Nester
How to Make a Holiday Scrabble Letter Board at Tatertots & Jello
Simple & Natural Wire Hanger Christmas Wreath at Jenna Kate at Home
Kringle’s Cookie Co Christmas Kitchen Sign at Tauni Everett
Easy Advent Countdown Calendar at Jamie Costiglio
French Country Christmas Wreath Printables at Designthusiasm
Copper And Gold Mason Jars DIY at Shabbyfufu
DIY Christmas Crackers at So Much Better With Age
Star Christmas Tree Garland at On Sutton Place
Easy Fringe Napkins for Your Holiday Table at Satori Design for Living
DIY Real Christmas Wreath at Clean and Scentsible
Birch Candle Holders at Finding Silver Pennies
Homemade Dry Holiday Potpourri at TIDBITS
Modern Traditional Christmas Countdown Calendar at Rambling Renovators
Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreaths at Town and Country Living
Quick & Easy Floating Candles for Your Christmas Centerpiece at Home.Made.Lovely
Glass Filled Ornaments at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Ombré Bottle Brush Tree DIY at Modern Glam
Modern Boho Christmas Wreath at Life is a Party
How To Easily Make A DIY Eucalyptus Wreath at Inspiration for Moms
String Art Christmas Stocking Holders at The Turquoise Home
DIY Holiday Pennant- Two Ways at Lemon Thistle
Vintage Christmas Bell Garland at Willow Street Interiors
DIY Modern Christmas Sign at Love Create Celebrate