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DIY Christmas Wreath

DIY Christmas Wreath - Fresh Green Christmas Wreath | Alex Inspired

So I haven’t blogged in awhile…

I wasn’t nominated for “Best Blog” from the Walleye – which made me have a good giggle. Do you think it was because I bashed them for their lack of pierogi knowledge? ha ha ha.

Anyway, I decided to get my craft on for Christmas. I was truly inspired by Kate from Moss Cottage. She put on an amazing workshop last month: “Holiday Hosting How-To”. She showed us how make awesome floral arrangements, create custom art and making amazeballs wreaths.

Moss Cottage - Holiday How-To at the Chanterelle | Alex Inspired

The thing about Kate is, she can create something so nonchalant and come out with an awesome-sauce product. She showed us an easy and cool way to actually rip apart a grapevine wreath from Michael’s, and embellish it with holiday greenery. She also designed swags of bundled greenery hanging from pretty twine – perfectly understated and naturally beautiful.

SO, feeling INSPIRED, I ventured out to Moss Cottage on my birthday and bought two different kinds of boxwood and a bunch of other swoon worthy items.

Boxwood Greenery | Alex Inspired

Earlier on in the month, I asked my dad if he could gather some branches when he was out at camp. He brought home all kids of goodies including: cedar, red pine, spruce and balsam. YAY!

Cedar Branches | Alex Inspired

Red Pine | Alex Inspired

Spruce Branches | Alex Inspired

I got to work and ended up creating 4 wreaths, and one swag thingy.

My hands were sappy and gross, but it was awesome to create something from nature and the smell was amazing.

Pro Tip:
My brother is an MNR Firefighter and told me to use olive oil to remove the sap from my hands. Worked like a charm!

For the swag, I bundled all of my greenery together using floral wire.

Bundles of greenery | Alex Inspired

Greenery Bundle for DIY Swag | Alex Inspired

Once I had about 10 bundles set aside, I began tying them to twine, and eyeballed spacing them out.

Swag greenery DIY | Alex Inspired

For the wreath, I did what Kate did! I grabbed my grapevine wreath and just went to town. Random branch here, sprig of cedar there… tear it apart, start again *sips wine*.

Finished DIY Christmas Wreath | Alex Inspired

Boxwood and Red Pine on DIY Christmas Wreath | Alex Inspired

Finished DIY Christmas Wreath | Alex Inspired

Mine does not look anything like Kate’s. She is the Queen!
I had a lot of fun being Christmas Crafty, and I can’t wait to make something else.

What have you been up to this December?

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  • Reply Christie December 11, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Beautiful Alex! Don’t sell yourself short – you are also a talented queen ☺

    • Reply alex December 11, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      Aww thank you Christie!! <3

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