Tis the season for native decorating and today you’re in for a surprise. We’re making a natural wreath using greens and berries from the great outdoors.
So, here’s the thing because I’m in Texas our selection for natural holiday greens is pretty limited. Which means in order to come up with something festive I had to get creative and go for a walk on our property.
This was never the case where I grew up in the Pacific Northwest because evergreens were right out the back door. The sweet scent of those greens has become a memory and a reminder that no matter where you live it’s always possible to make something wonderful for the holidays using natural materials.
Wreath Supply List
Our Supply List is pretty simple and the wreath materials were gathered at Quail Grove. I had the best time walking around looking for the perfect clippings.
Everything else can be purchased at any local craft store like Hobby Lobby or Michaels.
- Metal Wreath Base
- Wire and Cutters
- Natural greenery
- Berries, pine cones or whatever you can find outdoors
Once I had everything gathered it was time to move forward and get creative. Before we do that, I want to share where my inspiration really came from for this project.
My friend Patti, over at Hearth and Vine has a new eBook and it’s loaded with DIY natural decorating ideas that are perfect for holiday decorating.
One project in her book happens to be a natural wreath, she included an entire chapter for natural evergreens and it’s fantastic.
Many of these projects would also make great gifts; best of all they’re easy to create. Patti presents a fantastic walk through with each project and she simplifies everything so you can dive right in and get started without hesitation.
If you’re looking for ideas to bring natural elements indoors this Christmas, then pick up her eBook right here, it’s something you’ll enjoy and use year after year.
Putting the Wreath Together
For this wreath I gathered Texas cedar and berries. I have no idea what kind of berries, but they grow on a bush that blooms white spring flowers. I love it because it stays green year-round.
The combination of the two seemed like the perfect fit so with three steps I had a finished wreath in less than an hour.
- Cut the stems in pieces and wire onto the metal wreath frame.
- Add one bunch on top of the other until you have a circular wreath.
- Berry springs were included the same way in clumps for texture.
Additional Ideas that Compliment this Wreath
If you find yourself excited about natural Christmas decor, then you can also make Patti’s neat pine cone trees, greenery with candles and cranberries, or make her neat votive candles with tree trunks and apples.
Each one would complement a natural wreath perfectly.
Her natural garlands will also grab your attention, they’re one of my favorites and add such elegance to a space.
Once my wreath was finished it was time for its final destination, our front porch. I have to say though I kind of like it just lying flat on this table, which means it could also make a neat advent wreath.
It’s my hope you enjoyed this natural seasonal wreath, it really dressed up the front porch on our Tiny House and just maybe next Christmas we’ll actually be living inside that sweet little bldg.
Get Patti’s eBook on Etsy right here!