Monday, December 16, 2013

DIY Christmas Wreath

We are nearly a week away from Christmas, and last minute decorations are underway, so they should be easy yet stunning and unique enough for a personal touch. I wanted to decorate my front door with a fun wreath, however, I didn't want to place just another "classic round furry circle with some red bows" just like the neighbors', I found some inspiration on Etsy, like this Scandinavian-inspired bouquet in a birch vase.

Holiday Berry Wreath $85 by aniamelissa
I couldn't find the birch bark to make it exact, also I wanted to quickly create something in time for holidays, so I used an alternative tin container found in Michael's and the project turned out as easy as 1-2-3. It took me literally 30 minutes to complete this project.

You will need:
1. Artificial decor fur and berries branches (available at Michael's)
2. Glue gun
3. Glittered holiday bucket with handles (found at Michael's)
4. Holiday wired ribbon 1.5 in wide (I used matching color)
5.Garden clippers or heavy duty scissors

Step 1.
Tie up the ribbon on both handles of the bucket, and leave about 1 yd long for a bow. If you want your wreath to be shorter, then leave 1/2 yd. Trim the edges.

Step 2.
Trim the long stems of fur and berry branches using garden clippers to fit into the bucket, however, be careful not to damage the tool as the wires underneath are very tough. Start clipping the plastic, and then just bend back and forth until it breaks. Using glue gun, drip good amount of hot glue into the bucket where branches will be positioned, and immediately secure branches in place.
Tip: Start working with tall branches first and place them to the back, and gradually bring shorter ones to the front.

Step 3.
Once all the branches are secured inside the bucket, tie a pretty bow on the top and wha-la, your very own Christmas wreath is ready to decorate your favorite door!!

***All images and tutorial are property of DC2NYCo***
Thanks for looking!

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