I’ve been unpacking the Christmas decorations.
Don’t worry I’m not putting them up quite yet!
But I have been working out what needs replacing or updating and looking for inspiration on how to do it, aka spending ages pinning lovely stuff on Pinterest.
First off is the Christmas wreaths.
I say wreaths as last year I had one on the front door and another on the sitting room and am planning on doing the same again.
Except with all the lovely ideas out there … these are a few faves … I can’t decide what. Maybe as they really are so easy to make even if you are not … like me … an anywhere near brilliant crafter, I just won’t to stop at two :-)
I love love love Nordic inspired decorations and although this just gorgeous Nordic winter wreath from The Linnets Wing is a tad out of my price range I have found garlands of berries like these for much less that I could use to update my grapevine wreath frame.
Or alternatively you could just go for berries in a foam wreath as in this simply stylish one from The Girl Inspired …
As ever Christmas decorations are planned in association with my 4 year old creative director :-) These colorful pom poms from Nest of Posies are her fave and I have to admit she has got me wondering whether I should jack all that Nordic minimalism and go for a big splash of colour.
But I have also been mulling over boxwood like this gorgeously simple one from Designing Creations, not least because my enormous to do list in the garden … I have been horribly lazy! … includes majorly pruning our box hedges :-)
Our front door wreath last year was based on a foam frame wrapped in old ivory burlap ribbon plus vintage ribbon scraps but in rebelliion from last year am thinking I could totally bling it up as in this totally simple but gorgeous number from 36th Avenue
This one from Little Birdie Secrets is another fave from my creative director and she’s right it would be fun to make with her and it would make use of our vintage button stash.
You might not think but London is actually awash with great woods so pine cone collection is easy and I do love them sprayed at Christmas. Do It Yourself Divas has this great tutorial on creating a pine cone wreath with just an old coat hanger as a base.
My efforts will never look as lovely as this one from Fellow Fellow but thought could do something similar to give a bit of lift to the box wood.
The creative director likes … nay loves! … pom poms and so this wreath from It All Started with Paint could offer a compromise between her pom poms and my love of Nordic tones :-)
But again again this lovely red burlap number from Little Birdies has got me wondering about colour … oh the indecision!
I haven’t got a star frame … and I did mean to reuse last year’s frames … but I have fallen in love with this Primitive birch star from The Naturals…
And still totally lovely with some berries, tiny cones and dried German statis added as in this one from Linnets Wing
What do you think? What should I plump for? Which are your faves? And what are you doing for your Christmas wreath this year?
Oh and if you’re looking for more seasonal inspiration and gift ideas do check out our other Christmas posts …