I love a good wreath. Over the years I have made many different styles of wreaths for our front door. A few years ago I learned how to make my own wreath, from tree boughs and I have been making my own wreath ever since. It really isn’t very difficult to do. In the end you have a custom wreath for about $10. This year I decided that it is time for my youngest daughter to help me make the wreath.
I ran to the market and picked up an assortment of greenery; cedar, fir and some unknown greenery. While my daughter was at school I cut the branches into smaller pieces and sorted the cut piece by size; small, medium and large. I cut about 20 pieces of fine wire…and when my daughter came home from school we got to work.
My daughter grouped together pieces of greenery, which I then used to make the wreath (check out my complete wreath building tutorial…with every detail). We also added the greenery to our outdoor containers. Once the wreath was made and the greenery was in the containers – it was time to get creative.
I have had this vision in my mind of a wreath decorated with little people. My daughter has a real passion for playing with Playmobil and doll houses. I wanted to celebrate this love with our holiday decor. I started by cutting out paper row houses from red bristol board. To illuminate the windows, I placed white bristol board on the back side of the houses. I attached the houses to the wreath with loops of wire.
Finally, I asked my daughter to pick out some Playmobil people that we could add to the wreath. My daughter got busy adding her people to our outdoor containers and I wired the people into the wreath. In the end our outdoor decor has a whimsical touch of holiday spirit and childish fun.