DIY minimal wreath Christmas styling inspiration minimalist Christmas

I’ll be honest, I’m about as prepared for Christmas as…well, someone completely unprepared, so I’m looking for quick festive fixes this year like this minimal wreath, I’m all for simple Scandinavian style-particularly at this time of year. This one is now hanging on our front door, but the plan will be to make a couple more of these to group together on the wall in our living room and to have as part of our Christmas table. The beauty of these wreaths is that they’re quick to put together and they always look beautiful – embrace the imperfections!

I’ve used longer lasting greenery from the garden and cuttings from the Christmas tree alongside fillers you can find at your florists. You might want to substitute the harder to find items (like the cotton flower) for others to make life a little easier, which is entirely the point!

DIY minimal wreath Christmas styling inspiration minimalist Christmas

You Will Need:

• A brass wreath ring (mine is a design by Strups) or a wooden embroidery hoop.

• Florists wire – use a thinner gauge that you can wrap with.

• Bay tree cuttings.

• Eucalyptus – I’ve used Baby Blue for the structure.

• Fir tree cuttings.

• Cotton flowers or an alternative such as waxflower or winter berries.

• Ribbon.

DIY minimal wreath Christmas styling inspiration minimalist Christmas

Make two more or less identical bunches with the greenery, layering them up until you have the desired look. Wrap them with wire at the base of each. If you have cotton flower, gently push a piece of florists wire through the centre of each leaving a length of the wire on either side. Alternatively, create a small posy with berries or waxflower.

DIY minimal wreath Christmas styling inspiration minimalist Christmas

DIY minimal wreath Christmas styling inspiration minimalist Christmas

Place each bunch exactly where you want them to sit on your wreath. Use short lengths of wire to secure each bunch at the base and further up the ring, then add in your cotton flower, wrapping over the top of the ends to disguise them. I like mine a little off-centre.

DIY minimal wreath Christmas styling inspiration minimalist Christmas

DIY minimal wreath Christmas styling inspiration minimalist Christmas

And that’s it. Find somewhere to hang it and you’ve time left to freak out about how much you’ve still got to do  pour yourself a drink and admire your handiwork. Oh, and maybe take a look at my Scandinavian Christmas Table inspiration from last year…

DIY minimal wreath Christmas styling inspiration minimalist Christmas

Sand cast brick tea light designed by Lane By Post. 

Photography & Styling © Tiffany Grant-Riley

4 Comments on Christmas Styling Inspiration | Minimal Wreath

  1. Oldfashionedsusie
    23rd December 2016 at 1:52 pm (3 months ago)

    This is adorable and looks easy too. Merry Christmas xx

    Reply
  2. Maxine Brady
    24th December 2016 at 12:53 am (3 months ago)

    This is si me! On my list of things to do next year – so simple but just wow!

    Reply
  3. Antonia Ludden #tidylife
    24th December 2016 at 9:44 am (3 months ago)

    Doesn’t the holiday season creep up really fast?? I wanted to get one of those lovely brass rings this year, but ran out of time. Sooo beautiful and simple! Oh well, maybe next year… Merry Christmas! Xx

    Reply
  4. Stacey Sheppard
    27th December 2016 at 11:36 am (3 months ago)

    Wow, I love this. So simple but so effective

    Reply

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