Wreaths are such a timeless and classic piece of décor that can be used in your home all year long or even an array of celebrations. The options are literally endless. When I planned our wedding, way back when, I hung grapevine wreathes with a simple satin ribbon on shepherds hooks that lined the aisle of matrimony. I still love how they captured the raw elements of nature that surrounded us as we said “I do.”
This year, I’m trying a seasonal wreath that I’ve never seen before. Whether you are interested in a winter wreath idea for your special day, or just your front door during the holidays, this one is guaranteed to impress.
As I was browsing the Plucky Maidens Holiday Junk Fest a few weeks ago, I ran across a beautiful wine barrel rim. It was weathered just enough to have that worn look, but not over the top. I don’t think I could have dug into my purse for my wallet fast enough. I didn’t know what I was going to do with it at the time, but I knew it would be something great.
After thinking about the ideas that the vendor gave me, I came up with this quick and easy wreath – wine barrel style.
Here’s the wine barrel rim. Love it! If you can’t find one, look for something similar. Perhaps an embroidery hoop, an old wagon wheel or bicycle wheel. I’m sure you could come up with many more ideas.
To begin, I gathered a few tools: gardening shears, wire and wire cutters. Using the shears, I clipped a few trimmings from our Christmas tree and a few sprigs of holly from our yard.
Then, I trimmed each piece of greenery in smaller segments.
Next, I placed the a piece of greenery on the rim beginning at the 3 o-clock position and fastened it around the rim by twisting a 5” piece of wire.
I continued to layer the next piece of greenery about a quarter of the way around the rim, separately fastening each piece. Then I flipped it over and began clipping the excess wire.
See how unsightly it looks up close?
After clipping it, it is much more polished and it won’t scrape anything you hang it on.
I flipped it back over and, ta-dah! I just love it. Just a little bit of greenery and a touch of holly can go a long way.
And, the cool thing, you can turn it around until you find the perfect spot.
So, what do you think? Pretty easy, right? When the season is over, simply take those wire cutters to remove the greenery and you are back to square one for your next seasonal wreath.
What does your wreath look like this season? Share your ideas with us!