Every year I get carried away day-dreaming of all the Christmas crafts I’m going to make, and this year was no different – my pinterest page is bursting at the seams with ideas that I’ve added during one of my many frenzied pinning sessions. In reality though most of them will never happen! Living in a very small space I have to take a more minimalistic approach to decorating and so this year, trying to adopt a more “Scandi-chic” approach I’ve added more subtle touches around the house, rather than the Christmas decoration explosion that I’m sometimes guilty of. Being a devotee of all things petite, I came across a few things that don’t take up too much room and will add a dash of Christmas sparkle to your home or as a gift for someone. With these neverending rainy days I find it is the perfect excuse to get cosy indoors and try out a bit of festive baking or crafts. Today Im sharing a really simple idea, miniature wreaths, that can be made from any sort of smallish greenery you might have about your house or garden. Add a bit of ribbon and you can use them on homemade cards, place names for Christmas day dinner or to just generally bring a bit of (miniature) christmas cheer!
- Some greenery of your choice that isn’t too large or bushy. I found heather worked perfectly, but you could also use rosemary, some clippings from a hedge, or trim the top of your Christmas tree if it’s too tall! Just make sure it has a strong enough stem or else it will break.
- Florists wire – try to get a fine wire that you can easily wrap and bend around the stems. I got mine from Tip Top florist supplies in Smithfield.
- Ribbon, or twine for a more natural look.
- Berries as an optional additional decoration.
And to create your little wreaths:
1. Create a small circular shape with a stem of greenery. If it’s too small in size join two pieces of greenery together with some wire.
2. Close the circle by wrapping the wire around the ends of the stems.
3. Add extra pieces of greenery to the wreath if you want it to look fuller and twisting the wire around as you go to secure the additional stems if they need reinforcement.
4. Clip away any stray leaves.
There’s no limit to how you use these simple little wreaths to brighten your (or someone else’s) day… hang them at your desk, on the fridge, or find a little nook to hang a whole garland of them!