This is the first DIY that I am featuring on my blog! I love to decorate my home for Christmas, and this wreath is really easy to do! Let’s get started.
- -a metal hanger
- -metal wire
- -a pretty ribbon
- -some conifer branches and/or flowers. Here, I used juniper, eucalyptus and baby’s breath.
- Shape the metal hanger into a hoop. To help, you can use a plate as a circular guide. The hoop doesn’t need to be perfect because you’ll cover it with branches.
- If you need to, cut the shrub branches into smaller parts. Avoid thicker stems, because they will be hard to shape along the hanger.
- Place the flowers and conifers along the metal hoop to have a general idea of what it will look like. It’s time to be creative! I deliberately placed more branches on the bottom of the hoop and less at the top so as to accentuate the bow.
- With the metal wire, attach the branches to the hanger. I started with eucalyptus at the top and then completed the hoop with juniper. I used the baby’s breath and some eucalyptus branches as a finishing touch because they are more delicate and fragile.
- Be sure that all the branches are attached to the hanger! Add more metal wire if needed.
- It’s time to make your bow! A variety of styles could look good. I attached two bows together to make it look fuller and bigger! I also used longer ribbons than needed so I could later cut them to the length I wanted. Lastly, I tied the bow to the hook with the metal wire.
And thats it! A pretty homemade Christmas wreath that smells of eucalyptus and juniper! All you have to do now, is to hang your wreath by its hook.
Photo Credit: Eliane Marcoux