I am beyond excited! I’ve teamed up with seven other fabulous creative ladies for our first Quarterly Collab! This month, we are each sharing a DIY wreath! As we approach the holidays, I think about family traditions. For the past few years, we have paid tribute to my husband’s Scandinavian roots by incorporating Swedish inspired decor in our home. Not just for the holidays, but year round!
My husband and I have been long time fans of Scandinavian design. Whether it’s the clean lines on furniture or the white, fresh and simple interiors. I was really inspired to come up with a Christmas wreath this year that reflected our love for his Swedish roots!
What you will need
- Metal ring
- Thin floral wire
- Greenery of your choice
- Red berries
- White birds (with clips)
- Wood house and mountains (my husband cut these with a table saw for me, but you can find these shapes at a craft store)
- White paint
- Paint brush
- White leather strips (I substituted this for the ribbon)
What to do
Wreath: Take your wire ring and start to attach your greenery where you would like. I used thin floral wire to attach the greenery to my ring. This also allows for mobility if things need to move around later. When the greenery is all attached, start adding your berries where you would like to add that pop of color. Clip your birds to the wreath, which are optional. Attach your leather strips to the bottom by making a large loop and pulling the strips through.
Wooden village: You can easily buy pre-cut houses at the craft store. You can also find pre-cut triangles that you can use as mountains as well. If you own a table saw, you can easily cut these out on your own. Paint the tips of your mountains white. Let them dry completely. Hot glue your village to a piece of thin floral wire. I used a small section of material to cover the wire on the backs of the wood cut outs. This also helps stabilize the wire to the wood. Attach the wire to the wreath so it hangs in the center. If the village starts to swing forward or back, you can twist the wire until it becomes more stiff and adjust the village to where it will sit straight.
This wreath has many elements, but it still looks so simple and clean. I love it! It really has a modern flare with the hanging white leather strips and cut out wooden village. Yet, it’s still very traditional in shape and color! If you are looking for a scandinavian touch to add to your home this holiday season, this wreath is perfect!
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