DIY | Scandi-Inspired Wreaths
I'm really excited to share these easy, budget-friendly and beautiful (cough, cough... if I do say so myself!) DIY holiday wreaths with all of you today.
I'm always drawn to Scandinavian design, which is why this year I'm using the elements as inspiration for my holiday decor, with a modern twist. Scandinavian or Nordic Christmas design is typically bright, white, and simple, infused with lots of greenery, wood and natural tones (just think IKEA!). Although traditional red is also a common color in Scandi Christmas design, I chose to use golds and a vibrant pink instead.
What you'll need:
- Fresh Greenery- I chose Myrtle branches and Caspia flowers which I picked up at my local corner store. Myrtle smells amazing, is easy to bend and dries beautifully.
- Metal Rings (or wooden would be just as pretty!)- I used 14" for the large and 8" for the small
- Flower Wire
- Natural Twine and/or White Microsuede Cording
- Hanging Ornaments (optional) - I chose these geometric ones from Oliver Bonas
- Unfinished Wood Balls (optional) - other small items, ornaments or flowers would also work
- Glue gun
Start by cutting the branches into smaller pieces or your desired length and use the floral wire to attach the branches to the ring. As you attach the second and subsequent pieces, secure them under the top leaves of the previous branches in order to hide the wire as best as possible.
I chose to do two different sized wreaths and of course I had to make three. (because I always prefer groupings of odd numbered items). I decided to play around with the positioning and the amount of greenery and I used different accents on each wreath creating three unique looks. This is the creative part, so have fun (and get wild!) with it.
I used a glue gun to attach wooden balls to the branches of the Myrtle leaves, tied and hung ornaments from the bottom of the wreath and added wisps of Caspia flowers by wedging them between the Myrtle branches and the metal ring.
I wanted to incorporate a few more natural elements so I used some hemp twine that I had laying around to cover the green floral wire on the large wreath and used white microsuede to hang the wreaths as I didn't want this to distract from the design.
These little beauties are so versatile that I have been moving them all over my apartment since making them! You can group them together, hang them separately, display them on your front door or even hang them from the back of a dining chair.
Although I made these for the Christmas holiday, I think these guys will be hanging around for most of the Winter. Let me know if you liked this DIY and if you would like to see more posts like this. I'd also love to see your favorite holiday DIYs and your version of this DIY wreath, so please don't forget to share with me!