Find & Fix it Friday
I am a sucker for bringing the outdoors inside, remember this project? Ya a lot of people were asking if I had bug issues- hahah! Nope all is well and I am happy with my giant tree branch in my living room 🙂 And now if that wasn’t enough I am ready to bring the nature to my front door, but in a festive way of course. I have always loved decorating for Christmas and there are definitely some items that are traditional and should be kept that way- nativity scene, star or angel on top of the tree, etc. But when it comes to my front door I have never really had a “traditional wreath.” The last few years I have had an empty picture frame with a giant bow and silver balls hanging- but this year I was feeling a little inspired by my yarn. I also have big hopes to paint the door red this year (we will cross our fingers that this happens before Christmas sometime?? Hey a girl can dream 🙂
Anyways, this project is super simple, thrifty and will leave you with a fun and different Christmas wreath for your door. Start by going on a walk. (gotta love when even a house project requires you to slow down for a minute.) Clip off small branches that range in thickness but are all about 4 inches long.
I was super excited to find some mossy green branches! (this will look FAB with my future red door)
Next up it’s time to get in the zen and wrap about 50% of your branches with yarn. Since I know I will have a red door that I am playing with in my color scheme I decided to only use different shades of green. This will make for an ombre green wreath.
Just a few later….
Now it’s time to make the actual wreath, I grabbed an embroidery hoop from the thrift store and started to glue the twigs onto the hoop.
Notice how I didn’t just work in a circle- I kind of skipped around to make sure all the twigs were spaced out and at the correct angle for the wreath.
After I had a good base of plain twigs I began to add the colored ones