The Wreath

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.

You’ll need:

  • -a metal hanger
  • -scissors
  • -metal wire
  • -a pretty ribbon
  • -some conifer branches and/or flowers. Here, I used juniper, eucalyptus and baby’s breath.
  1. 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.
  2. If you need to, cut the shrub branches into smaller parts. Avoid thicker stems, because they will be hard to shape along the hanger.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Be sure that all the branches are attached to the hanger! Add more metal wire if needed.
  6. 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.

Have fun!

Photo Credit: Eliane Marcoux