DIY advent wreath

December 14, 2012

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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