I wish I could pretend I had a grand plan about making my own decorations this year. I am so far from organised sometimes when it comes to planning blog posts (and also how our home will look) its unreal. However, in a fit of Christmassy enthusiasm last week, D and I may possibly (definitely) have bought too many baubles for our little tree.
Anyway, credit goes out to D for suggesting that I used out smaller ones last year to “fashion some kind of wreath”. I think it looks pretty good. Very rustic and homemade, but pretty cute. As a bonus I wasn’t slaving for hours or struggling with a hot glue gun making this.
Anyway if you want to make something similar you will need:
A plain natural rattan wreath (mine was the 30.5cm one from Hobbycraft)
Approx 25 small baubles (or other little Christmas decorations)
At least 60cm festive ribbon
A suction hook to attach your wreath to the door if you don’t have a knocker (see here)
If your baubles have any string attached, cut this off. You won’t need it and you can use the loops on your baubles to attach it to the wreath with the wire. Cut about 8cm wire and tightly twist it around one of the sticks in your wreath. Add your bauble and twist the wire to hold it in place on the wreath. Twist the wire all the way along and tuck the sharp ends into the wreath so nobody’s finger gets cut on it.
Although this looks best if its not exactly even (it adds to the homemade charm) try to make sure the baubles are relatively evently spaced and the colours aren’t grouped together too much; unless that’s what you like best, but you may need more decorations to achieve this effect.
Once the wreath is nicely covered in baubles tie your ribbon to it around some of the sticks in a bow.
The good thing about this is that although it looks pretty natural it can be used year after year.
I hope you’re all starting to feel nice and festive. Have a good day.