One of the things we love to do year after year during the holiday season is wreath-making! It’s a relaxing and fun way to get into the festive spirit the whole family can enjoy. This year, we leaned toward our usual Scandinavian-inspired look, but using found and foraged materials. Sometimes, there is so much beauty in our own backyards or neighborhoods, if we just take the time to explore!
Various kinds of winter greens (i.e. Cedar, Spruce)
Twigs or branches
Pinecones (or anything you can find!)
Wreath wire frame
Hot glue gun (optional)
Go for a nice walk and collect various materials that catch your eye. Nature provides all kinds of options, you can’t go wrong. We found cedar, spruce, cherry branches, and pinecones.
Begin sorting through your foraged finds. If you have large branches of greenery, cut sections off to make it easier to fasten and manipulate. Beginning with your greenery as your base, cut your floral wire and start attaching your greenery sections to your wire frame until you have a complete circle.
Continue building your base until you have full coverage and the wire frame is no longer visible. You can interchange your greenery – mixing will create variation and contrast!
Begin adding color and texture with branches or even berries. Place wherever you see fit. You can’t go wrong!
Using a hot glue gun, add pinecones in sections or throughout.
Feel free to add where you feel your wreath could use some touch-ups. Then, simply hang up and enjoy!
Our walls feel so fresh! Our wreath is the perfect addition to our gallery wall. Sometimes taking what nature provides is the best way to decorate for the holiday season and certainly the cheapest way to go!