Friday, 28 November 2014

DIY - Christmas Wreath


Last week, my sister had the brilliant idea of making some plant-based wreaths. Always one for DIY, I jumped at the chance - and we were so thrilled with the results!


The inspiration: wreath, £50, The White Company

My sister bought the moss wreaths from eBay, roughly £20 for 10 small wreaths. We used eucalyptus, lavender, red berries and baby's breath to adorn the wreaths.




My nephew, Rocco, enjoying his lunch whilst watching us
We used chopsticks to secure holes and then just inserted the stems. Finishing off with ribbon at the top for hanging (I had rolls left from my wedding I used up!).





Eucalyptus is quite easy to acquire at this time of year, and luckily baby's breath is really cheap. We made enough for our flats, and then gave to our mum and nan as early Christmas gifts.

The eucalyptus versions will last longer than the gypsophilia ones, and you may have to spray them with water to keep them lasting longer, but they look fantastic and my flat looks so festive.

It might not be the cheapest wreath but we had such fun making them, listening to Christmas music, and I got to hang out with my nephew!



My last attempt, sitting at home on my mantelpiece - wish I'd thought of making some of these for our wedding!

5 comments :

  1. Brilliant! I'm doing this on Monday - I have a session scheduled with my friend who makes me one every year but we thought it might be fun if I did my own this year. And no they're not cheap to do ... but incredibly satisfying I can imagine!

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    1. Still cheaper than buying from a store, I think - hope you have fun! x

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  2. These are GORGEOUS and would make such lovely Autumn/winter wedding decor.

    Have you got a personal DJ on in the background or something!?

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    1. Haha! Was wondering if anyone would notice...! My brother in law DJs and was playing Christmas music for us before he went out for the day! x

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  3. Alex the wreath is rather fab - but I was distracted by the little cutie.
    Your nephew is so adorable

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