Now that it is the 1st December I feel no shame in sharing all the festive ideas that have been floating around my head since Autumn.
Yes, I’m a complete Christmas addict; the twinkly lights, scents of cinnamon and baking and chance to play around with crafts and diy gifts… I love it all! This year I’ve been thinking about making my own Christmas wreath and thought I’d share some of my favourite DIY tutorials and inspiration from around the web.
Cherry Menlove’s Pomegranate Christmas Wreath
Cherry Menlove is the queen of kitsch and cute country crafts. She has two great DIY christmas wreath tutorials on her website, one for a bauble wreath (great in that it will last forever!) and also a rather decadent pomegranate wreath. I also adore her Christmas wreath from her book- The Handmade Home.
DIY Cute and Kitsch Wreath: Source dried fruit, ruby pomegranates, eucalyptus, ribbons and roses (try good quality fake roses to make the wreath last longer).
Sarah Moore’s Traditional Christmas Wreath.
Sarah Moore, winner of the Great Interior Design Challenge and vintage lover, runs classes on wreath making in her ridiculously gorgeous farm house in West Sussex. Certainly, if I lived near I would sign up straight away for one of her courses, which are very reasonable at £45. https://www.sarahmoorehome.co.uk/shop/christmas-wild-wreath-workshop/
DIY Traditional Christmas Wreath: Pick plenty of evergreens; holly, laurel, ivy etc and add a burst of colour with seasonal berries. Texture is added with dried seed heads. Beautiful!
Willow Crossley’s Cottage Wreath
I adore Willow Crossley, she really does have way with flowers that sets her apart (in my mind anyway!) as one of the best in her genre. Her book Inspire is my go-to for anytime I need some new ideas or just to brighten up my day. This wreath (find her tutorial here) is the perfect option for those who want something subtle and pretty. It’d work beautifully inside also!
DIY Cottage Wreath: Collect stems of flexible willow, and some lightweight greenery, ivy and holly berries.