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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

The Easiest Natural Christmas Wreath Ever

Have you ever tried to make a wreath out of fresh greenery at Christmas time? Maybe you had some extra branches you trimmed off your tree, or maybe you picked up some of those bunches of  greenery you can get at the grocery store this time of year.

You can either just bunch the branches around themselves and keep tying them onto themselves until it's somewhat circle-like. Or you can get some kind of wreath form and try to cover it with branches so that none of the actual wreath form sticks out. Let me tell you, neither of these options are easy, and thus, clearly not for me.

But look what is for me!



This shining example of wreathyness took me all of, maybe, a minute and a half.

Instead of using a wreath form that needs to be hidden, I just used this old grapevine wreath that I reuse over and over again for everything. It adds to the whole woodsy natural look, rather than taking away from it.


I just tucked in some bits of cedar and pine from around the yard. No tying, gluing or pinning needed.

The little red ribbons are purely for cuteness.


I'm so glad I clued into this little trick!

So if you're feeling crafty this year and think you want to make yourself a wreath out of fresh greenery, save yourself the headache and the 45-minutes of trying to turn your pine oval into a wreath, and take the easy (and pretty) way out!





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23 comments:

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Nice wreath! Love that it's so easy and you can reuse that grapevine wreath later! My kind of project!

Heather SettingforFour said...

Totally easy-peasy wreath Court! Love it! I love using natural cedar and pine for the Christmas holidays!

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

Super Pretty Courtenay. Venturing out into the woods to find some wreath material is on my to-do list this week. (Isn't that on everyone's???)

Renae said...

Courtenay! hi!

great idea for simple and easy me to make. i think i could handle that one. i am not crafty. when i make a craft and it turns out i am shocked!!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I LOVE THIS! I have been waffling back and forth about what to do for a door wreath. I think I may have just been inspired. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving! Pinning for sure. :o)

Bronwyn said...

Simple and natural! Perfect!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

What inspiration you gave me...thank you I have to try it for my front door! I love the cute, little, red ribbons too!

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG said...

Love the wreath...simple and elegant and looks great on your red door...love the snow spray too! I have a grapevine wreath that I decorate over and over as well...right now its covered in a striped scarf!

liaam ray said...

The time to celebrate Christmas festival is near and best decoration is require for it, you should make nice and different green branch round in front of your home...that are defiantly nice thing.

Sneaky fox

Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way said...

I love this wreath! So simple and classic! Thanks for the tip! Have a great week
Leslie
houseontheway@gmail.com

Lucy Farmer said...

I can totally do this! Can't wait to get some cuts from our yard at Hansel and Gretel!!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Your wreath looks great and I love your door, did you paint it and if you did what colour is it?? Thanks!

malia said...

3 cheers for the grapevine wreath! I have one myself and am going to do something with it for Hanukkah... love your xmas idea!

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Very cute, great idea! I have a grapevine wreath that may need some attention. Love your red door!

Julie redheadcandecorate.com said...

Thanks so much for linking up Courtenay! ;) Love your wreath!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What a great idea! So much easier than messing with all that greenery! Thanks for sharing.

Visiting from Tweak It Tuesday :)

Dixie n Dottie said...

This is so lovely! Would also love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_11_27_archive.html

Debra @ Common Ground said...

great idea, and so easy! love that little ribbon!

Sue said...

What a great idea! I could probably do this. Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Nope....it's not as simple as it looks. I know....I made five of them.... :) Yours is much easier and I am sure going to file this idea away for next year. Very pretty!

chateau chic said...

Love this easy idea for making a natural wreath.
Mary Alice

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Beautiful simplicity!

Merry Christmas!

Jeanette

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