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Monday, 8 December 2014

DIY: CHIRTSMAS WREATH.


Considering this will be the sixth Christmas that I have celebrated in my own home I have never owned let alone attempted to make my own Christmas wreath before. A given that is mainly due to the fact that I live in an apartment and wreath would be wasted on my dimly light communal hallway but this year I decided I did not want to miss out on the tradition so now this homemade wreath is perched upon a shelf in my living room. 

I decided to steer away from your traditional green wreath and chose to work with a natural rattan wreath that I picked up in Hobbycraft for £3. 

YOU WILL NEED:
Green Pine Spray (snipped from the Christmas tree) 
White Christmas Rose pick.
Small Baubles.
Pine cones.
Wire Cutters.
Wire. 

HOW TO:
To decorate I started by wrapping the raffia around the rattan wreath to add a bit more interest as I knew that I wanted to concentrate the decorations to just one specific part of the wreath as apposed to covering the entire thing. Once the raffia was secured in place with a knot I added the white Christmas rose pick that features a white rose, white berries, a pine cone and some greenery as place to start. Now that the rose pick is in place I played around with a few ways of arranging the pine spray, baubles and pine cones until I was happy with the finished look. To secure all the additional decorations to the wreath I used wire to wrap around the base of the cones and onto the loop of a bauble and then twisted into place as you would with the rose pick. 

By using baubles and pine cones I already owned and scalping the Christmas tree of a few branches I ended up only spending £6 on this wreath making it a really affordable way of adding some Christmas charm to your front door or in my case, living room.

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