Handcrafted for the Holidays: Holiday Wreath

Handcrafted for the Holidays

Holiday Nature Wreath created by Laura from Roots and Feathers

For the Handcrafted for the Holidays lookbook, I chose to create a Holiday Nature Wreath because I have always wanted a wreath to decorate within my home for the holidays, but have never found one that I absolutely loved.I’m not one for very traditional Christmas decor so when I was dreaming up the perfect wreath I instantly thought of this and this DIY I had recently done for my blog.  I love incorporating nature into my home and this was the perfect project to do so.  What I love most about it, is that the wreath is so natural looking I don’t need to put it away after the holidays!

Supplies:
Sticks
Things from nature; ie: pine cones, leaves, seeds, feathers
Dried flowers
Twine, lace, leather, yarn
Hot glue
Scissors

How To:

Step 1. Gather your sticks.  Try to find ones that naturally have a curve to them, it will help to form a circle easier.  You can make this large or small depending on what size sticks you find or want.  Gather other things from nature.  This can be just about anything you find out in the wild that can be glued down, even delicate things like leaves can be used.

Step 2.  Lay your wreath out in the shape that you want.  Double up some sticks on it so that it is thick enough to have a good surface to glue things onto.  Begin to glue all of your sticks together.  Don’t worry too much about the glue showing because it will get covered up with trim and your nature pieces.

Step 3.  Reinforce all of the points where your sticks are joined with twine, wire, leather or lace.  You can be as minimal as you want or go crazy with fun details.  This part is for function and beauty.

Step 4.  Arrange and glue your pieces from nature and dried flowers if you are using them.  Most craft stores have a section of flowers that are real dried flowers, not the fake plastic kind (although you could use those too if you want).

Step 5.  Add a piece of yarn on top to hang your wreath from.  And you’re done!

Laura’s featured Minnetonka style, a pair of Mukluk Lows.

One comment on “Handcrafted for the Holidays: Holiday Wreath

  1. Beautiful, as expected from you Laura! I have tons of natural materials at my parent’s home and don’t know what to do with them, so I might try this wreath!

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