There are 18 sleeps until Christmas. Have you decorated yet?? I’ve had a hard time figuring out how to deck our halls with crawling 8-month old puttering around. Our oversized Christmas tree doesn’t really seem practical. It would eat up half of Carter’s crawling space. And since he’s discovered a love of cords I’m not really willing to add even more electrical hazards to the mix. So I’m considering an alternative this year – a modern update on the Christmas wreath!
Wall-mounted Christmas decor isn’t new. We actually shared an adorable Christmas Tree DIY last year, but I’m in the mood for something a little different. A little modern. I’ve been seeing a lot of different wreath options pop up all over Pinterest, but I’m loving this asymmetrical version. Its simplicity gives it a cool, chic feel, but the use of olive branches lend a rustic touch.
The steps to create something like this are actually pretty simple.
STEP ONE: Cut standard 18-inch wire wreath frame in half, creating a crescent shape
STEP TWO: Gather small bunches of olive branches and overlay them down the wreath frame, securing them with wire. Move along the wreath frame with the branches all going in the same direction.
STEP THREE: Reverse the direction of your olive branch bundles for the last third of the wreath frame that you have left
STEP FOUR: Take a piece of silky ribbon and tie a bow around the empty spot where your branch stems meet.
STEP FIVE: Tie a long piece of twine to each end of the wreath frame for hanging.
I think this is one project I can actually pull off before Christmas Eve rolls around!