Our home is finally looking festive! Since in Spain the 6th and 8th of December are holidays we usually wait until then to give our house a holidays make over, and with it also the Christmas albums madness starts, when we no longer believe anymore music exists behind the carols and happy tunes. What’s your take on the Christmas time: Grinch or Santa elf? *wink*
Together with a few pictures of how our home looks like, we have teamed up with my favorite Christmas elf (a.k.a Juno the cat) to bring a new DIY to this blog and to our home walls: a super easy Christmas wreath.
There’s still plenty time to add it to your home as well, check it out!
Gather all the materials and let’s start!
Fake (or natural) wreath
Tiny ball ornaments
Small light garland
Fake (better if you have cats) holly branch
Natural (or fake) small pines
But, wait, we can’t start without our little helper, here she comes to the rescue!
I started with the lights, you don’t need a very long garland, our has 10 lights in total and looks good enough. The battery can be easily hidden on the back, just need to use a regular washi tape to keep it in place. Second step was to cut the (fake) holly branch into several pieces, 3 in total, although my branch had 2 more to use, it will depend on the size and how full you like it to be. I used the same wire from the holly branch to fix it to the wreath and pliers to cut them.
The third step was to add some tiny ball ornaments, I already had these at home from our very first (super small) tree, and selected only the white and red ones. For more natural elements, I also put some pines that my mom collected in my hometown (check Halloween post). It was easy to wire them to the wreath using some twist tie and I can recall they are sturdy, even the ones backwards are holding super nicely.
Finishing touches: we added a couple pom-poms (which I had from the XMAS letter DIY and are super easy to make!) and rustic cord. My pom-poms don’t fall from the wreath although I haven’t glued them, but you can always use hot glue or sew them to the wreath branches.
We are hanging the wreath in a wall, but of course the most traditional would be to hang it from your door or mantel. Hope that you like it! We are planning on adding more personal touches next year, spoiler alert: I am looking for small colorful rubber dinos which would look very cute & just right our alley.
In case you missed the fun from the previous years, you can also check our previous DIY results in the following posts:
Previous Christmas DIY
🎄 Do you like to put up holiday decorations? Do you also have traditions like buying new ornaments or doing DIYs?
💌 Oh! Don’t forget to leave me a link in the comments if you have published how your home looks like for Christmas, it is my seasonal guilty pleasure!