It’s Day 4 of The Creative Collective’s Scandinavian Christmas Calendar, and I am so excited to present these easy-to-make, Scandinavian Christmas wreaths.
I love the look of a wreath on a door – made of the best of the season we’re in. These simple wreaths have a wooden feel, though they’re made of rattan, and you can decorate them with almost anything – twigs and sprigs of green, ribbons, wooden beads. They’re lovely and unfussy to hang on your front door or over a fireplace, and they make a lovely gift.
I’ve already made several of these wreaths this year, for our home and for friends, and I’m not ready to stop! I hope you like them and will make them this season. Click past the break for all the details!
Here’s what you’ll need to make them:
- Rattan (for Swedish friends, I found “peddingrotting” at Slöjd-detaljer)
- A glue gun (or just twine)
- Cotton string or twine, or ribbon, to hang your wreath
- A candle holder, if you wish
- A flame-free candle – do not use a real candle!
- Metal wire
- Greens like pine, eucalyptus, rosemary, or ribbons or similar to “dress” your wreath
I made my wreaths three different ways:
- With a candle holder. Lay your candle holder upside down on the corner of a table. Use a glue gun to squirt glue on the bottom of the holder. Stick the ends of the rattan into the glue and hold them in place for a few seconds until the glue starts to harden.
- Make a ring out of your rattan, overlapping the ends a little. Use two small pieces of tape to temporarily hold the ring together. Wind the string around the ends and tie it off. Remove the tape.
- Make a ring out of your rattan, overlapping the ends a little. Use two small pieces of tape to temporarily hold the ring together. Glue the ends together. Remove the tape.
Then “dress” your wreath by wrapping wire around your greens, and adding extra sprigs to cover the wire and make your wreath as full as you want it. I used string or ribbon to hang my wreaths.
I hope you make these and enjoy them as much as I do!
And I hope you’re following along with The Creative Collective Sweden’s Christmas Calendar on Facebook and Instagram so you don’t miss a thing! Yesterday Karin at Pysselbolaget shared these sweet copper pipe tape holders, and tomorrow it’s Lina by the Bay‘s turn to share a creative Christmas project with you.
I’ll be sharing another post in the calendar on Day 22. Until then, please don’t miss cinnamon dough gingerbread candle sticks, winter white gingerbread cake pops, saffron biscotti, saffron truffles, white clay cutout ornaments, and ginger snap sandwiches with white chocolate ganache.