One of my favorite things about Christmas is the scents. Cranberry, pine, cinnamon, and cedar. I relate all those scents to Christmas, like I’m sure that most of you do.
I grew up on a farm where pine trees were everywhere. I remember I would go out in our front yard and pick up the fallen pine cones for my mom, who would then use them for crafting. I miss those days. Living in the city has its drawbacks.
There are no pine or cedar trees in our yard, so I had to purchase cedar clippings from a local florist. The scent of cedar took over my car and I was instantly taken back to my childhood home picking up pine cones in my front yard and betting my brother who could climb the highest this time. Even though it’s not the same as getting the clippings from my front yard, it was a nice trip down memory lane and good to know I can purchase cedar and pine clippings from my local florist for $7 a bunch.
When I purchased the clippings I knew I wanted to attempt a wreath without using a wire support. My goal was a simply flimsy natural wreath. Well, I can happily say I successfully completely my wreath and it is exactly what I wanted. It’s simple and elegant. Just how I envisioned it. The best part is it took me 20 Minutes to complete!
Now you want to make one don’t you? Of course you do!
Below are the step-by-step directions, but first you need to gather all the materials.
1 – bunch of cedar clippings
7/8 inch ribbon (optional)
Step 1: Cut all your clippings around the same length. I cut mine into 8 inches, roughly. I didn’t use a ruler. I simply eyed it.
Step 2: Take one clipping and overlap a second clipping about half way up the first clipping.
Step 3: Wrap the wire around three time (pull tight) where the clippings overlap.
Step 4: Repeat steps 2-3 until you achieve your desired size.
Step 5: Connect the two ends by wrapping wire around them. Wrap the the wire at least three times and make sure the wire is tight.
Step 6: This step is optional. Tie a bow on the bottom of the wreath with ribbon. I used white ribbon.
That’s it! This project took me less than 20 minutes to put the wreath together. I wish I could it took the same or less time to decide where I want to hang it. 😂
Well that’s it for this post. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and feel inspired to make your own. You can’t go wrong with a $7 wreath that is simple and elegant. If you have access to cedar trees then this wreath would be essentially free. 👏🏼
Until next time. Xo