DIY advent wreath

by Justine on December 14, 2012

in crafts,flora,holiday

Rounding out my DIY week, I spent the last two days making (and photographing) advent wreaths for Gardenista. Once I had collected the materials, it was an extremely easy project, taking only about 10-15 minutes per wreath! The results are so lovely that I had to share here as well.

I should also note that this project was in honor of my dear friends, Marnie and Al, who unfortunately could not come East to share the holidays with us this year. It was their wreath that inspired the project in the first place. You can read about all the Christmas traditions that our families have shared in the past here and here and here. Thinking of you guys from across the country!

rose hip wreath with ribbon from Angela Liguori

For the project I foraged hemlock, grape vines, pine-cone-covered larch bows, and rose hips.

I bought the candle clips at Ingebretsen’s.

Instead of ribbon, for my grape vine wreath I opted for silver wire, which complements the delicate tendrils of the vines.

The warm tones of the larch wreath look so beautiful against my (new) gray walls. (Thank you, Katrin for introducing me to Farrow and Ball’s Cornforth White!)

Love the whimsy of the grape vine curlicues.

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erin December 14, 2012 at 3:41 pm

these are beautiful! i especially love the golden ribbons. also: i’ve been eyeing a set of vintage candle clips. this post confirms their loveliness.

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Justine December 14, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Oooo. Buy the clips and let me know what you come up with.

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ethanollie December 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

i have a vintage set going into the shop today! this may be how i have to photograph them…love it justine!

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sophie truong December 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

beautiful!

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xenia December 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm

so ethereal – the walls are deeply beautiful too!

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