Homemade Christmas wreath with a contemporary twist

18 Dec

Homemade Christmas wreath with eucalyptus DIY

Homemade Christmas door wreath contemporary foliage

{© Decorator’s Notebook}

I absolutely LOVE Christmas – not so much for the day itself but for those leading up to it. The little rituals mean so much to me: choosing the tree, making the cake, planning how I’ll decorate the table and waiting excitedly for everyone to arrive. And now this year I have a pretty homemade wreath on the door to greet them!

On Sunday Lou arranged a tasty lunch and a crafty afternoon for a handful of Westcountry bloggers and kindly invited me along as a newcomer to the group. My little network of blogging friends is one of the few things I do actually miss about London, so it was lovely to meet some kindred spirits in my new/old area. Xanthe from Ivory Flowers supplied us with a beautiful array of foliage and decorations to use and we had spent a relaxing afternoon chatting while binding clumps of earth-scented moss, lush pine, orange slices and dried flowers onto our wreaths. With such a fantastic array of ingredients to choose from it was fun seeing all the finished results… I opted for a bit of contemporary style using eucalyptus, cheerful billy buttons, cotton heads and cinnamon sticks.

Now every time I arrive home I have a reminder of a lovely afternoon and a special welcome for our Christmas visitors!

For more ideas, visit my fellow bloggers and admire the beautiful wreaths they created too: Lou at Littlegreenshed | Lottie at Oyster & Pearl | Cathy at Bristol Parenting Cafe | Kat at Housewife Confidential | Laura at Circle of Pine Trees | Natalie at Thistle Apples

8 Responses to “Homemade Christmas wreath with a contemporary twist”

  1. Julie K. December 31, 2013 at 11:24 #

    This is one of the coolest homemade contemporary wreaths I’ve seen. Why do I always find the wreath inspiration like this after the holidays? :) Wishing you another year full of creativity.

  2. Elizabeth December 22, 2013 at 13:26 #

    I love the cinnamon sticks and the bushy white cotton – such inspired little touches!

  3. Sian December 19, 2013 at 19:35 #

    The billy buttons are so sweet and the contrast with the ribbon is gorgeous! Sounds like a lovely, creative day. x

  4. natalie December 18, 2013 at 10:08 #

    It was a wonderful day and so lovely to meet you. Looking forward to the next meet up. Natalie xx

  5. aipheng @ thetrishaw December 18, 2013 at 09:25 #

    I really like those billy buttons on your wreath. They really give it a beautiful contrast. Enjoy the holiday season and happy christmas!! :)

  6. lapinblu December 18, 2013 at 09:14 #

    Beautiful! X


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