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.
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!
These little guys were particularly happy with the wet weather. Lots of lovely worms to feast on!
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.
Then I made myself a nice big bow (lots of staples!) and tied it to the wreath with more wire.
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.
Instead 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!
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!