If you want to make your own Christmas wreath, this is pretty easy. The easiest way to design a homemade Christmas wreath is still to buy a ready-made wreath, decorate it and garnish it to your liking. Making a Christmas wreath yourself is not difficult and – it all depends on the size of the wreath you choose, in principle you do not need a lot of time. Even if the activity in itself can give you complete satisfaction and make you want to make it last. If you choose tree branches, for example, making a wreath could have a meditative aspect, if only because of the calming scent of pine or fir.
Material for your Christmas wreath
- A large armful of branches of pine, fir, etc.
- A metal ring with a diameter of 20 centimeters
- Some thread
- Scissors for the thread
Tips for your Christmas wreath
The metal rings are available in different sizes and colors. As at the end you can hardly guess which ring is covered, the color doesn’t really matter. Cover your countertop with newspaper. The pine, fir, or branches you choose may lose some of their thorns when the crown is tied off.
How to make your Christmas wreath?
- Tie small bouquets, that is, place a few branches slightly staggered together and wrap them with wire.
- Place the bouquets made flat against the ring and tie the branches to the ring.
- Arrange them, bouquet after bouquet, lightly on top of each other so that the thread is not visible, until the entire ring is covered. With the last bouquet, try to push the branches under the ones at the beginning to cover the entire ring, so that we can see the wire as little as possible.
- Cut off any protruding branches.
The Christmas wreath can very well be used as is. Put it on a plate, platter, or whatever. And place one or more candles in its center.
You can also decorate this plant wreath with many other elements. It’s up to you to be creative! In the meantime, here are some ideas:
A Christmas wreath with pine cones
You can use this wreath base and decorate it with pine cones by attaching them to the base with wire. You can also create a wreath made entirely of pine cones. You take a pine cone, you wind it in wire, remember to twist the end to create a starter knot. Then you continue by reversing the direction – doing like an eight and moving on to the next bread apple. And so on. Add intermediate decorative elements as you wish. Then all you have to do is hang your Christmas wreath.
A wreath made of Christmas balls
Likewise, you can add Christmas baubles to the wreath you have made from pine or fir branches. Or, you can make a wreath made entirely of Christmas balls. You will easily find the tutorial showing you how to make this crown using a hanger. You need a metal hanger that you will distort to give it the shape of a circle. Manually or with pliers, open it so that you can put on your Christmas balls like a necklace. Choose Christmas balls in the same shades, but not necessarily identical. Completely cover your metal hanger then close it in the most discreet way possible by camouflaging the thing.
A Christmas wreath made of pompoms
If you have balls of yarn at home, use them to create pom poms in different colors. You can then hang them from there on your vegetable Christmas wreath. Or if you have a pompom maker, you can consider a crown made exclusively from pom poms. For more convenience, you can glue your pompoms on a straw crown that you have purchased beforehand.
A Christmas wreath with buttons
In this case, these are buttons that dot the foliage. Opt for a multitude of colors or conversely choose only two to decorate your plant wreath. You can also create mini crowns with your buttons, as if you are making large hoop earrings. They will make very pretty Christmas decorations to hang on your tree.
A paper Christmas wreath
There are hundreds of wreaths to make yourself. And among the many examples you will find on the Internet is the paper Christmas wreath. There is something for all styles, all families, all budgets and all levels of difficulty. It’s up to you to invent your own or to follow one of the tutorials on the Web. Whatever happens, you will need some paper and scissors. Unless you choose to use torn paper. The simplest version remains that of a cardboard plate that you hollow out from its center and onto which you glue strips of light green and dark green paper alternately. You end up with a crown-sun if you consider that the green paper bands are the rays. Then all you have to do is adorn it with very small pompoms, why not red, green and white, Christmas colors par excellence.