Of all the wonderful things that comes with Christmas, decorating the home is a truly special part. Better still is to get into the festive spirit by making your own seasonal decorations: together or with loved ones, taking time to create personal ornaments gives the home a warm and cosy feeling, and transforms it into a special Christmassy wonderland.
Since the theme of this season is all about conscious living and inviting nature back into the home, we wanted to give our first ever flagship store in Dusseldorf a touch of magic with homemade wreaths that reflected these values. It was all hands-on-deck for our team, who lovingly created DIY Christmas wreaths to adorn the shop; the result was a romantic green winterscape, and the eucalypt branches, entwined with classic Christmas firs, smelled particularly lovely, too! Here’s how you can do the same at home.
From the DIY store
- Spool of fine brass wire
- Steel hoops in the size(s) of your choice
- Suede cord or twine for hanging
Note: Our steel rings were silver – we opted to spray paint them in gold
FROM THE FLORIST
- Round-leaf snow gum
- Young pussy willow (should be bendable without snapping)
- Any flowering eucalyptus
- Fir branches
- Any other branches you find on forest walks
Adjust the number of fronds depending on how laden with foliage you want your wreaths. For ours, two of each variety were enough.
Gather your materials: you will need a sprig of rosemary, a ball of string, pliable wire and pair of scissors for each place card. Prepare the names in advance using a marker and durable card, cut into a rectangle that will span the width of the placeholder.
Secure the ends of the rosemary sprig using the wire, forming a small rosemary wreath.
Disguise the wire with a strategically placed bow. String, twine and ribbon all work well – experiment with a mix and match look, or opt for one universal style for all.
Position the name card into the wreath, using the sprigs of rosemary to secure it. Et voilà! Your rosemary wreath placeholder is ready for the table.