I’m not sure that I’ve ever had a Christmas wreath. It’s a tradition that a lot of families honour – displaying wreaths made of holly, ivy, tinsel and fairy lights on their front doors in the run up to the big day – but a tradition that my own family have just never bothered with. Now that I’ve got my own house however, (and a Hobbycraft store just around the corner) I thought it was about time that I made my very first DIY Christmas wreath! What do you think?
To make your own Scandi-style Christmas wreath like mine you will need: 1x 12″ ratten wreath, 1x 6cm wired robin, 1x reel of striped ribbon, a sheet of red and white polka dot felt, a few pearl beads, some wired ivy leaves and a set of battery powered fairy lights (mine were £1.50 from Primark!).
I love the Nordic Christmas colour scheme – red and white – so it was easy for me to pick a theme for my wreath. I’ve seen so many designs and tutorials out there for wreaths of various kinds but decided to use my imagination instead of following a pattern. Have you made a wreath this year (or in years gone by)? I’d love to see some pictures if you have!