Wednesday, December 10, 2014

diy laurel wreath for Christmas

I wanted to share a quick diy laurel wreath with you.

I try to decorate our front door for Christmas different every year . . . and this year, I thought I would use scraps from our Christmas tree and make a laurel wreath on a large grapevine wreath that I hang on our door year round.

I was surprised at how fast and easy it was to make this wreath.

I LOVE its simplicity!

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8-12 inch tree branches
fishing line or floral wire
grapevine wreath, any size

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Clip several 8-12 inch branches
Start at the left and right top of the wreath and begin layering the branches toward the bottom
Once at the bottom, place shorter, fuller branches to fill it in
Using fishing line or floral wire, wrap the branches to the wreath in a circular pattern (at least 3 inches apart), until you've circled the laurel branch form. 
Use extra branches to "fill in" as needed. 
Adorn with ribbon or ornament.
Hang and enjoy!

a simple pictorial . . .

clip several 8-12 inch branches

start at the left and right top of the wreath and begin layering the branches toward the bottom
once at the bottom, place shorter, fuller branches to fill in the bottom

 using fishing line or floral wire, wrap the branches to the wreath in a circular pattern (at least 3 inches apart), until you've circled the laurel branch form.
Use extra branches to "fill in" as needed.

 Adorn with ribbon!

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  1. This is beautiful! I bet it smells good, too!

  2. This makes me want to drive up into the mountains and find a tree. Or sneak into my neighbor's yard lol

  3. Your wreath is beautiful.

    I miss having pine trees in our yard with a bounty of greenery for me to use at Christmas.

  4. Simple is beautiful!

  5. I love this so simple and clean - I think we should decorate with Christmas greens year round!.

  6. So simple and so beautiful! By the way, I love the color of your door. :)
    ~Bonnie @ Our Secondhand House

  7. Suzanne,
    This is great. I love the simplicity and I've always had a thing for laurel wreaths.

  8. Beautiful! And I bet it smells amazing!

  9. My gosh you're one talented lady! Very pretty.

  10. What a beautiful DIY holiday that bow!


  11. I'm in love with this wreath! ;)

  12. I love this wreath! It's simple and rustic and just plain beautiful! Thanks for sharing! :)

  13. so simple and pretty. enjoy!

  14. Suzanne, your laurel wreath is so lovely! I especially like your bow... it's perfect!
    I've made a lot of wreaths... but I've never thought of making one like this. What a terrific idea!
    Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Project Inspire{d}!!

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  16. Simplicity is always the best. This is so pretty, I love it!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday at Smart Party Planning.

  17. Absolutely beautiful! That bow is stunning!! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!!

  18. Simply Beautiful! Featuring you tomorrow. XO, Aimee -

  19. How gorgeous Suzanne - I love it's simplicity too ( and it's authenticity !!! )
    Beautiful job !

  20. What a pretty addition to a pretty door. I love its simplicity too. Pinning :)

  21. So pretty! I'm including this in my features tomorrow at Your Turn to Shine. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  22. Love this! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  23. This is really beautiful. I think it's the simplicity that makes it so lovely. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at On Display Thursday!

  24. Very simple yet very beautiful!

  25. Simple, beautiful - love everything about it and how you used natural elements. I just love your style! Thanks for linking to Show Me Saturday.

  26. Beautiful wreath! Love the bow!

  27. So pretty! I love it. Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday. I've pinned this and will be giving your Faecbook page a like, I don't want to miss your next posts! :)
    -Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum


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