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!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.