Homemade Christmas wreath

Soooo last week James and I may have put our Christmas tree up. We had a mixed reaction when I shared this information to the masses on social media, some have judged, others have praised.

Perhaps premature however I am determined to get in the festive spirit early this year. I say this most years and fail miserably, but it’s my first Christmas with James, a child at heart just like me so it’s bound to be a lot of fun.

I also love food that comes in pastry parcels and they are always flowing at Christmas.

Right, so the tree is up – check. Next we need a wreath on the door.

James’ mum kindly bought me a bag of assorted dried fruits to use as Christmas decorations. After looking to Pinterest for some inspiration I decided to use them to decorate my own homemade wreath.

Other supplies came from an independant craft shop in Bristol, Wilkos and Hobbycraft.

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So to start off you want to wrap the band with your leaves.

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Next up I added some dainty white pearls to give the illusion of specks of snowflakes.

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Then a drop of colour in the shape of berries. All of the decorations come with wire stems so are easy to wrap around the ring of the wreath or individual branches.

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Some pine cones. I used four.

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For the fruit, I needed to attach my own wire which easily pierced through each piece and dotted them around the wreath.

Finishing things off with the addition of a red bow.

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I have opted for the more traditional look but that’s the great thing about creating your own – you can use an array of accessories or colours to make something completely original.

Enjoy getting crafty!

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