Make Your Own Seriously Easy Christmas Wreath
Bring a little festive cheer to your home with our seriously easy-to-make DIY Christmas wreath. There’s no need to spend a lot of money on gaudy décor when you have nature on your doorstep! Choose your favourite twigs and foliage and make your very own creation.
The History of the Wreath
The never ending circular shape of the wreath is said to represent the eternal cycle of Mother Nature, and the promise that after a cold, hard winter, that spring will bring new life and bounty. Wreaths are hung on doors to symbolise inviting good spirits into the home – this tradition is said to have stemmed from ancient Rome, where it was a sign of victory. These days, it is synonymous with the festive season, and in the southern hemisphere – even though we’re not mid-winter – we still observe this long held tradition.
What You’ll Need to make your Wreath:
- A piece of wire, about 1m in length.
- A bunch of leafy twigs or foliage, about 40cm in length (we used Slangbos).
- Small natural decor and ribbon, if desired.
First, bend a piece of wire (approx. 1m long) into a circular shape. Make sure to tuck in the protruding ends.
Start to wind desired twigs around the wire. Continue to weave the twigs and foliage, until the desired density is reached. If you like, add small decorations or ribbon as decoration.
Voilà! There you have it, your own DIY Christmas wreath – no mess, no fuss. And best of all, no plastic – Mother Nature will be happy.
Inspired? Check out how to make DIY Christmas crackers. Also super easy to make, and you get to fill with awesome little gifts that are so much more thoughtful and personalised than the store-bought variety.
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