I've been noticing delicate Scandinavian holiday wreaths floating around lately; last week I said to myself, "Enough is enough, I'm making one."
All you need for this wreath are a few materials from the hardware store (see our sources below) and a few sprigs of greenery. You might even consider adding a clip-on taper candle holder in the center, and if you do, I suggest these traditional Silver Candle Holders (10 for $12.99 from Bestemors).
Want to give it a try? See my DIY video below for step-by-step instructions (you'll need to source the materials outlined below).
Above: The finished wreath, hanging on the wall of my SF apartment.
Above: The bay leaves are punctuated with deep blue privet berries.
Above: Wrapping small bunches of bay leaves with thin silver wire.
Here's What You'll Need:
- 1 bunch of greenery (I chose bay laurel since I had it on hand).
- 2 to 3 stems of privet berries or other accent foliage.
- Thick silver wire like 16-Gauge Silver Plated Wire; $3.81 for 9.8 feet from Amazon.
- Dark Green Floral Tape; $5.17 from Amazon.
- Thin, bendable silver wire; 6 Yards of Tarnish-Resistant Silver Wire is $5.85 from Amazon.
Looking for a garland to go with that wreath? Find it along with 18 other Gardening and DIY Videos.
For more holiday DIY videos, see "DIY Video: Easy Holiday Garland."
N.B. This is an update of a post that originally published on December 10, 2012.