Even though it’s still a few days before Thanksgiving, I just can’t resist the urge to begin decorating for Christmas. Now, normally I’m not really big on Christmas or the decorations that come this time of year. In fact, last year I didn’t even put up a single decoration. At all. There was something freeing about that but this year is different.
This year, for the very first time, Phillip and I are having Christmas at our house! As in, with my entire family. Here in Abilene. On Christmas day. I am beyond stoked! I’ve been pinning and dreaming for months now and now it’s almost time to put those plans in motion!
To kick-off the season I though I’d start with a tutorial about a simple, winter wreath.
I’m not really into red and green Christmas decorations, I tend to think they’re over done so instead I began with this simple gold frame that hangs in the sewing corner of my craft room.
I’ve been staring at it for months wondering if there was some other project I could use it for . . . and then it hit me! I’d been want a square wreath for our front door for some time now and this frame was the right size and weight.
I purchased a fresh bunch of eucalyptus this fall and it still had a great fragrance to it. I grabbed the biggest piece and wove it between the wires.
I then started adding smaller branches, weaving them on each side of the large piece.
*Tip: each piece needs to go ‘under and over’ at least 2 wires in order to stay in place.*
Pretty soon all of my eucalyptus was in place and my front door had a new look!