Nothing puts you in the holiday mood like making your own Christmas decorations! I can say this from personal experience.
I’m obsessed with almost any type of holiday DIY projects. Unfortunately, I don’t always have the time to recreate all of my ideas. December is usually a very hectic period for us and Rule Number 1 has always been – Clients before personal projects. However, this year I was able to steal an hour to myself and feed my crafting lust by creating this beautiful eco-friendly wreath.
I hope my sustainable woodsy fairy-tale design will inspire you to make your own and wow your guest on Christmas Day.
This DIY project is extremely easy to do and won’t take you more than 30 minutes. The key to making an eco-friendly wreath is the items you are going to be using. Avoid plastic materials and decoration, focus on choosing sustainable and natural materials.
For my holiday project, I used
- a real wooden wreath
- decorations from natural materials such as wood, bamboo, cotton, eucalyptus
- good quality fairy lights from Ikea which can be used for years to come
- double-sided tape and scissors.
Wrap the fairy lights around the wreath and secure them with a cable tie in the back
Start placing the decorations. Play around until you like how the wreath looks, but don’t tape anything down just yet. Pay attention to where your main centerpiece is going to be placed. In my
Pro Tip: Use different textured items for a more interesting look.
Once you are happy with how it’s coming together, tape down the decorations and start adding the greenery.
I used fresh eucalyptus leaves and real cotton branches but you can use longleaf pines, pine cones or any other type of fresh greenery.
All in all, it took me about 20 minutes to make this eco-friendly wreath but I’m going to enjoy it for the rest of the season. I absolutely can not wait to show it off to my folks as this year we decided to host Christmas Day lunch. Eeek!