Little wreaths for little hands — Christmas decor with foraged goods

We love making crafts over the Christmas season in our home, and this year, we fell in love with these beautiful, delicate, easy to make wreaths. They are very minimal, and look lovely grouped together. And all the items were foraged!

Generally Christmas wreaths are very abundant, with greens, and ribbons and additional accessories. But this wreath is a simple, smaller version. And they are perfect to make with little ones at home!

Here is what I recommend doing if you want to try this idea over the Christmas season :

  • Collect a variety of greens, berries, holly, ivy, etc — from a walk in the woods, or from a local tree stand or tree farm. Keep it cheap, and free! Foraging fun.
  • Find some flourishes — we used dried orange slices and red berries leftover from my front door wreath this year (tips on how to make those wreaths here). But I would love to try feathers, acorns, dried leaves, dried flowers, strung up cranberries,  shells if you want a seaside look, or small ornaments. Keep it lightweight, and keep it consistent on your collection.
  • For materials we used fine copper wire, scissors, two branches bound together, embroidery hoops, and some metal rings. Plus all of our foraged finds.
  • Create a few little bundles or sprigs of greens and wire onto the rings / hoops.
  • String to the branches, and arrange to your liking!

We hung this in our children’s bedroom. They were very proud the decor also has a lovely smell of pine and eucalyptus — so perhaps it can even help with a good night’s sleep. Maybe next time I will incorporate lavender into the wreaths.

Hope you enjoy the idea and bring Christmas into every room your home.



ps More ideas on crafting, cooking, travel tips, and more found at @laraoflondon


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