A Merry Christmas DIY

•  25.December.2012

Merry Christmas ya’ll! I hope you are taking the day to enjoy loved ones and relish in the beauty of the season. Adam and I are spending the morning at home opening gifts, and enjoying the peaceful quiet of our sweet home just the two of us. We will then head to our dear friends Emma & Jason’s for dinner in south Seattle. The day is sure to be full of love, laughter and relaxation and I hope the same for you on this glorious holiday!

I wanted to share a little holiday wreath placecard DIY that I’ve had on my mind for a while. One of my favorite things about the tabletop is the placecard as it’s such an easy way to make each guest feel special. There’s nothing better than sitting down to a yummy celebration and seeing your name marking your spot at the table – you instantly feel welcome and taken care of. These wreaths could easily be altered in a multitude of ways – add fruit, use fresh herbs, tie on beads, add berried branches etc. They are also incredibly cost-effective too! For these mini wreaths, I stopped by my local tree lot in our neighborhood and was able to nab some of their discarded Christmas Tree branches for free.

Try these simple steps to create your own holiday place card wreaths :

Step 1 : Create a wired circle for base of wreath using natural floral wire. This wire should be available at your local craft store.

Step 2 : Using green floral wire, tie 1-2 branches to the base, layering each new layer over the last to cover up the underlying wire. Do your best to place the branches in a way that creates a natural wreath shape, although don’t hesitate to let your wreath run a little wild too…gives it a bit more character!

Step 3 : Once circle base is completely covered in tree branches, cut ribbon to length of your choice and attach it to wreath. By twisting floral wire around the middle of the ribbon it can be securely attached to the wreath with ease.

Step 4 : Tie ribbon into pretty bow onto wreath in location of your choosing.

Step 5. Using wood tags (I sourced my tags here) write each guests name on tag using gel pen. Attach tag to wreath using natural twine.

Step 6 : Adjust placement of ribbon and tag as necessary and place atop plate at each guests place setting. These adorable little wreaths also work well as thoughtful gifts for teachers, grandparents and holiday party hosts. Hope you enjoy this place card DIY and again, Merry Merry Christmas!




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