Christmas Wreath

Every year I make my own wreath. I have a wreath I made out of wild grapevines about 20 years ago, and I decorate it with greenery and berries and whatnot each year. You can find grapevine wreaths in most craft stores. For greenery, you can use whatever grows in your area – pine, fir, etc. Cedar is the only evergreen we have, so I went for a walk, found a cedar tree with some nice green branches, and cut a few off.

Back home from my walk, I inserted the cedar in between the grapevines.

The rest of the decoration is up to you. You can use rose hips, dried berries from the woods, pinecones, dried seed pods, etc. I usually use wild rose hips, but I couldn’t find any this year so I had to use fake ones (rats!).

As a finishing touch I added an ornament off our tree, a little golden trumpet.

And there you go. It’s pretty, inexpensive, easy to make, and smells nice and cedar’y too.

Make your own wreath this year. It’ll give you a reason to get outside for a walk in search of the greenery, and an opportunity to just relax and enjoy the season.

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Suzanne

Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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12 Responses

  1. I love that you did not cover all of the grape vine! The contrast of different natural materials is beautiful! I really like the painted, weathered wood the wreath is hanging on in this photo! It all looks great! Merry Christmas!

  2. Kathy says:

    What a beautiful wreath! I love making wreaths but none of mine is as creative as yours. That last picture is so beautiful!

  3. Glenda says:

    The garage/shed never looked better!
    How neat that you’ve kept the same wreath all these years. What I learn on this blog!

  4. Teresa says:

    Looks beautiful!

  5. Pam K. says:

    Love the beautiful natural look of your wreath! Our local community college holds a Christmas greens workshop every year. For materials, they use all of the cuttings they get from trimming and shaping all of the evergreens on campus. A lot of people have evergreens in their yard that could use a little shaping, I imagine. Free materials right at your fingertips!

  6. Monica says:

    I love to visit your blog. Some days it acts like a peaceful break for me. Merry Christmas from my family to yours.

  7. I like the wreath. It looks great.
    Merry Christmas.

  8. Chester's Mom says:

    Love the simplicity of the wreath, it’s charming.
    Have to tell you too my husband just “found” Harland’s Kansas guide book and is so enjoying it. He wanted to know why I hadn’t told him about it. Of course it had been sitting on the kitchen table for weeks. I pick it up and wonder through it when I have time.
    Merry Christmas and the best New Year to you and your family!

  9. Louise S. says:

    Simple, understated beauty. Love it.

  10. Glyndalyn says:

    Simple and beautiful.

  11. So pretty! Thanks for sharing your wreath with us. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  12. Doe of Mi. says:

    Your wreath is so artistic yet so old fashioned looking. I just love it. Beautiful.

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