How to make a Scandinavian-style Christmas wreath


Every front door deserves a gorgeous Christmas wreath.

Whether you opt for glamorous gold, minimalist mistletoe or just some festive foliage, a wreath is one of the most important parts of your Christmas decorations.

From the moment your friends and family arrive at your front door, you want them to be blown away by your stylish decorations and transported into a winter wonderland, and the best way to do that is with a show-stopping festive wreath.

There are so many great designs available on the High Street, but if you really want to impress your guests, why not make your own?

With our handy Scandi village-themed wreath project, you can create this traditional festive design in no time at all, and give your front door the crown that it deserves.

Check out our easy-to-follow instructions below and get crafting!

 

DIY Traditional Scandi Christmas Wreath


You will need:
- Christmas fir tree garland, available from Hobbycraft
- wire cutters
- oasis wreath blank, available from local florists
- MDF gingerbread house (Daisy Moon Designs) 
- MDF row of houses, (Daisy Moon Designs)
- MDF mini houses, (Daisy Moon Designs)
- red and white acrylic paint
- paintbrush
- hot glue gun
- MDF laser cut birds, (Daisy Moon Designs)
- gold acrylic paint
- toy stuffing, available from Hobbycraft


Directions:

1. Begin by snipping sprigs of the faux fir tree leaves from the garland, and poking them into the wreath blank until it is completely covered and dense with leaves. Decorate the gingerbread house and the row of houses with white and red paint, then a selection of the mini MDF houses with red paint, and leave to dry.

2. Once the houses are dry, use hot glue to secure them into place on the wreath, nestling them between the leaves and holding down firmly until they are securely stuck. We chose to stick the gingerbread house at the bottom of the wreath, the row of houses at the top, and the mini MDF houses in between.

3. Paint two MDF birds with gold paint and leave to dry. Secure these to the top left and right sides of the wreath to decorate. Finally, pull out small handfuls of stuffing and nestle them underneath each house – these should catch on the fir tree leaves and stay secure without glueing. Add a piece of string or a ribbon for hanging, and the wreath is complete.

Feature and styling Sophie Holt
Photos Lizzie Orme





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