I love Christmas. I love celebrating the Reason of the Christmas Season, The Birth of Christ. So when I do my Christmas decorating, I like to keep the simplicity of the season. Which fits perfectly with my early farmhouse/primitive decor.
One of my favorite pieces to make for Christmas is wreaths using real cedar and pine. I find that using raw and natural materials make the prettiest and cheapest decor.
These wreaths are so simple to make! I start with a plain grapevine wreath, which I use again every year and some additional holidays, pine and cedar that I have cut fresh, along with burlap, pinecones that I find in the woods, ribbon and a few items I have on hand.
For my first wreath, I used pine. Really look for the pine that has pinecones attached. Makes the wreaths more festive. First I gather up a bunch that lays well together. I don’t like to be stingy on the greenery but I also don’t want the wreath to be too much. Simple is better for me.
I use a rubber band to hold the greenery together and then use green floral wire to attach around the grapevine. After that I used burlap to make a bow, I always have burlap around to decorate with, remember simple is the key. I used a strip of burlap and ran it through the loop on the back of the bow and tied around the grapevine where I attached the green floral wire. I hang this wreath on the wall of my porch in the middle of an old screen door frame. Perfect and rustic!
So very simple. Literally a 10 minute project.
For the next wreath, I started out the same but I used cedar. I love to find the cedar that has the blue berries attached. Makes it more festive and colorful.
I like how the cedar hangs down more on the wreath. Again I used a burlap ribbon but this time I found a pair of jingle bells at a Thrift Store for .50c and attached to the greenery with the same floral wire. I thought it made a perfect addition to the wreath. A little something extra but keeping the simplicity of the project.
This wreath, I decided to hang on my front door. I LOVE how this turned out!
For the last wreath, I went with cedar again, but this time I trimmed it shorter and used pieces without the blue berries. I attached a plaid ribbon of white, green and red I made out of a roll I used on my tree a few years back.
Again it is attached the same way as the others. I also decided to go with the green and red and used this small metal “Happy Holidays” sign that, again, I found at a local Thrift Shop for .50c. I attached with the green floral wire.
I placed this wreath on a wooden chair in the front of my house where I have a Country Christmas Table set up. I think it looks perfect.
Another great thing to add, would be red Holly Berries. Last year I was able to collect a lot, but this year I haven’t had the time to take the drive to find them.
I also enjoying hanging the wreaths inside for a fresh Christmasy smell.
Again very simple, inexpensive and can be a very last minute decor project.
I hope you have a Very Blessed but Simplicity Holiday Season.