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DIY Christmas Wreath // Blogmas 2015


After posting a picture of my Mother's Christmas wreath on Instagram, and getting flooded with comments on how lovely it was, I thought it would be nice to share how she made it!

The wreath itself was bought from a shop. I've seen nice ones in Ikea and places like JTF or The Range that are just plain. You can also make them from scratch yourself - there are loads of easy to follow tutorials on YouTube and Google search so have a hunt around for one you love to use as your wreath base.

My Mom wanted a traditional theme but with a twist - this wreath makes use of the warm, orange and red tones seen at Christmas and it makes such a beautiful contrast to the green leaves of the wreath. A big orange ribbon is needed to hang the wreath from the door and tie in a bow, we've chosen to put our bow on the bottom of the wreath. The pine cones have been saved from previous Christmases and found on walks we have done on the past. Keep your eyes peeled for them in parks, and if you don't see any you can buy them - especially this time of year as they go hand in hand with Christmas decorations!

The Cinnamon sticks are readily available in the spice section of your local supermarket. Buy a couple of packs and tie three or four sticks together with some twine for the rustic look. How do we keep the berries looking so fresh?! Um... well... they are actually artificial ones. You can buy these online or, again, anywhere that has wide range of Christmas decorations. The oranges were a bit more of a pain as they are real! My mom spent AGES drying these out; we're talking hours on a low heat in the oven. She says it would have been easier for her, looking back, to pop them on the radiators to dry out. Plus you'd get a nice orange scent around the house.

The hardest bit: Attaching everything to the wreath. After much trial and error (plus torrential winds blowing oranges down our drive), my Mom opted for thin wires to attach the bits to the wreath. These are available in craft shops, the ones we have kinda look like pipe cleaners without the fuzzy bit on. If you're making an indoor wreath, cotton or super glue will do just fine to keep the decorations attached.

And there you have it! A beautiful wreath, courtesy of Mother Geek Gets Glam ;-)

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