So, last week I saw my friend Louise and I was discussing the Christmas wreaths we made together and how mine had started getting pinned again on Pinterest.
“I don’t remember making those” she said.
“But we were round your house!” I said. “You liberated all the foliage!” The memory comes drifting back. And this dear reader, is the issue of when you do crafts after a couple of glasses of red wine. Still, at least we had the pictures to jog our memories!
Anyway, this got me thinking of how I could make a really quick wreath this year and this is the result! This easy Christmas wreath tutorial should have you with the finished wreath in around ten minutes and as it doesn’t require much to make it it’s super thrifty too, always handy at this time of year!
Cut your foliage. I originally thought this was rosemary until my urban foraging trip earlier today. It’s not, but it’s still nice! Cut a few long stems of whatever plant you can find that looks suitably festive.
At this point I was a bit worried that my wreath looked a bit sparse and (more importantly) wouldn’t hold it’s shape, so I went round the hoop again with a further loop of foliage, tying all the bits together as I went. I would recommend here that you try not to tie it in the same place each time so that you manage to get as close to a circle as possible as opposed to a hexagon!
Et voila! Your wreath is finished! To make mine look more festive I’ve looped a bit of red ribbon around it and tied it in a big old sloppy bow. It’s currently stuck up on the wall using a bit of washi tape which the big bow is disguising, clever huh?!
And there you go, an easy Christmas wreath that can be made in less time than it took from my baby waking up to very vocally demanding milk!
What have you made so far for Christmas? I’d love to hear!