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‘Twas the week before Christmas…and this girl JUST hung her Christmas wreath on Saturday!
Where did the time go, y’all!?
Anywhosie. I’m real into Nordic Christmas decorations this year. While I’m all about the color, my love for fresh greens and simple, minimalist detail is undeniable!
So, today I’m sharing a tutorial for how to make a Nordic inspired Christmas wreath.
I filled up a huge utility size trash bag of Magnolia leaves from a tree in my grandparents yard a few weeks ago. I had grand ideas to go all “Joanna Gaines” and make some garland to hang above my living room windows…
Silly me! Sometimes I’m way too ambitious.
Ultimately, I decided that it’d be too much like work and opted to make a wreath for my front door instead. Traditional Nordic decor is much more understated but I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t add a bit of sparkle. I added a piece of gold swag I picked up from my local Michael’s.
Michael’s is my one stop shop for most of my DIY supplies and I’m so thrilled to be partnered with them. I just love how my wreath turned out!
Here’s what you need:
I picked up two of these cedar branches from a vendor at the Lynchburg Community Market for just $1 a piece. I wasn’t quite sure what I’d do with them at the time I purchased them but they were such a bargain and I knew they’d be perfect to, somehow, incorporate in my decor this year.
Sparkly swag / whatever you call that cool looking gold stuff…?
Hot glue gun
I used two different spools of varying width…a wider one to wrap around the greenery and narrow ribbon to hang the cedar branch.
Cut pine and use florist tape to adhere a piece to branch.
Repeat on alternate side.
Make a bundle of 2-3 pieces of magnolia leaves and tie together using florist tape.
Use florist tape to adhere leaves to branch on both sides, tying on top of pine pieces.
Cut gold swag into pieces and place between leaves and pines branches. Secure with florist tape if needed. I also got out my glue gun for more reinforcement. Just make sure they’re on there snug so your wreath doesn’t fall apart when you hang it.
Use wide ribbon to tie around center, covering up the florist tape. I wrapped the ribbon around once, cut it, then glued it together with my glue gun. Oh, so pretty!
Cut narrow sized ribbon to desired length (mine is a little over 4 ft.) Adhere ribbon to branch by tying a knot on both sides. Then, I cut mine to hang it on my door.
Tadah! Here’s the finished wreath…
I’m pretty much obsessed with it. All. the. heart. eyes.
If you’re like me and still putting the finishing touches on your Christmas decorations, here’s a coupon for you, my friend! Until next time…