Toned down wreath

wreath toned down

It's that time of year again, to go to the attic or garage in search for your Christmas decorations. I do love making the house look more cozy now the cold temperatures and grey days have set in. Some extra cushions, a throw and lots of candles definitely make a room look more warming. The same goes for Christmas decorations, the smell of pine, little ornaments and twinkling lights just scream jolliness but I'm not that into overdoing it with my Christmas decor. I'm not into golds, reds and the more is more look I once even had a bare Christmas tree with just some bows in it!

I do love a Christmas wreath though, doesn't a front door look more inviting with a circle of pine needles on it? I also love using wreaths in the house, especially above the mantle piece. But true to my style these wreaths are toned down as well :)

Have a look at the eucalyptus wreath I just made, I found this great metal hoop in a boutique around the corner. It's basically is a big piece of metal bend into a circle and it's perefct to store your scarfs and jewellery on but even better for a minimalist wreath!

I love using eucalyptus in the winter months, the grey green colour of the leaves look great in my white room, the smell is divine and just a few twigs look great in a glass vase. In this wreath I attached the eucalyptus the the metal hoop with some florist wire, you can cover the whole wreath but I prefer just covering the bottom. Mix in some other flowers for added texture and your wreath is done! The eucalyptus dries perfectly on the hoop but you might have to change the fresh flowers every few days or so.

wreath detail

What do you think? Do you like my toned down wreath? Would you decorate the hoop this minimalistic or would you put more colour and texture in?

I bought the hoop from The Saltworks Company and the cute little reindeer (or reinsheep as I like to call him) is made by my parents as a Christmas present a few years ago, my mum even spun the wool herself! 

Would love to see how you are getting Christmas ready, you can find me on Twitter @hestershandmade on Instagram @byhestergrams and on Facebook @hestershandmadehome

x Hester

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