On Tuesday morning, I gave myself a creative moment, and it felt really good! I had bought a few items from Zodio to make a Christmas wreath and I played it totally improvised. The moment I placed everything in front of me I had a flash of inspiration and thought “What if I tried to film it as a DIY session for the decorating blog? So you’ll find a video at the end of the article, bear with me, it was made with the means at hand but with a lot of love! 😍
To make it, you will need :
- a straw wreath (25cm diameter)
- a strip of jute (300*8.5cm)
- slices of dried orange
- slices of dried apple
- decorative balls made of natural material
- thin fir branches (cypress here)
- a glue gun
- thread and needle
- a ribbon (if you want to hang it up)
Start by covering the straw wreath with the burlap.
To hold it in place, sew the end of the strip to the wreath, or glue it with the glue gun. Make sure that the seam is behind/under unless you have exactly the same colour of thread as the canvas.
Glue some cypress branches on the wreath.
On top, place orange and apple slices in between.
Finish by adding a few balls.
I wanted to keep it simple and not too busy, but I had plenty of room to fill in the whole outline.
Tie a ribbon if you want to hang it up, as in the photo below.
Since I had my front door changed, I no longer have the possibility of placing a wreath. So I will use this wreath as a centrepiece, to surround a large candle.
To better see the different steps, you can watch the video below 😉
To give you an idea of the price, I bought the straw wreath at 2.99€ and the jute band at 3.99€. The bags of orange or apple slices were 2.99€ each but I used about a third of them. And the very light wooden balls were part of a set of 8 or 9 decorations (4,90€ per mix).
So this homemade wreath comes to about 11 euros.