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Simple DIY Christmas Wreath

December 12, 2016

My lovely friend Nadia (@grungeee) and I were chatting about how much we wanted to make our own wreaths over lunch the other day. Unfortunately by the time we got around to looking at wreath making classes, a lot of the nicer wreath classes had finished up for the year.

I had a look at a few ‘ready-made’ wreaths but they weren’t really my taste (think lots of bells and whistles… totally not my style!). So I decided that I’d choose a simple wreath and decorate it myself!

Last week on a particularly misty morning, I went out to the local florist and found myself a nice big wreath. On my walk home through the park I couldn’t miss the opportunity to take some pictures of all the fog and mist hanging over the trees.

DIY Christmas Wreath
Simple DIY Christmas Wreath

DIY Christmas Wreath

I felt strangely like I was in a movie set with all this winter weather because Christmas at home in Sydney is usually really warm!

London Winter

These little guys were particularly happy with the  wet weather. Lots of lovely worms to feast on! London Winter

So festive!

DIY Christmas Wreath

Simple DIY Christmas Wreath
Simple DIY Christmas Wreath

To make the wreath I positioned the decorations evenly around the wreath. Then I got some florist wire and tied the decorations to the branches.

Simple DIY Christmas WreathSimple DIY Christmas WreathSimple DIY Christmas Wreath

Then I made myself a nice big bow (lots of staples!) and tied it to the wreath with more wire.Simple DIY Christmas Wreath

I used more wire to make a big hook at the top of the wreath and measured out enough ribbon so the wreath would hang over the front door.

Simple DIY Christmas WreathInstead of nailing the wreath to the door, we put a big self-adhesive wall hook at the back of the door upside down and used that to anchor the wreath. That’s how easy it was to make it! You can use any decorations you would like to decorate your wreath and it was really easy to track down the florist wire on Amazon.

I hope you’re enjoying all the holiday festivities!

Simple DIY Christmas Wreath
Simple DIY Christmas Wreath

By the way…

This was my first outdoor expedition with my tripod and my wireless flash triggers. I felt slightly strange walking around in the park with no one behind the camera but I remembered how lovely the Cannon is for portrait photography. Let me know if you’d like to know how you can achieve this same set up and I’ll do a post!

 

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