Even though my own DIY spirit is on a long term holiday, I still come across some beautiful DIY’s once in a while and had to share this one with you guys! It’s by Fleur McHarg for Country Road and such a perfect way to get your house Christmas ready. So if you have a couple of hours to spare on this first Christmas day, here are the instructions:
Text by Fleur
Step 1: gather
As you can see pictured here, I really love oversized wreaths. As long as you have a mass of pines, spruce, or fir tree foliage. You could collect most of the elements for the wreath from the back garden or a nearby park — I think it’s fine at Christmas time to mix all the different shades of green.
Step 2: create the base
You will need florist wire (available from florists and craft or sewing stores) — the most important step is to create a really solid base. To do this, I soak sticks and twigs in water so they become malleable.To make the base you create little bundles of twigs bound together with wire. Lay them down on a table and place in a wreath circle, then bind each bundle together. Build up the shape and strengthen with more sticks and more wire. I like a heavier shape at the bottom and for it to be slightly off centre – not too perfect or groomed.