A wreath with a little twist (for our Canadian Wreath Hop of course!)

A wreath with a little twist (for our Canadian Wreath Hop of course!)

If you need to know one thing about my decor style it’s that I am heavily influenced by Scandinavian and Nordic design.

My entire Christmas Pinterest board for example, is saturated with Scandinavian crafts and projects. I like the simplicity and clean look of it all. The natural materials like wood and the warm textiles. The patterns and prints. It’s heavenly.

Needless to say my wreath for our Canadian Wreath Blog Hop is heavily influenced by my love for it all.

Here’s what I used to make it:

– a 14″ embroidery hoop from a thrift store
– a 9″ willow wreath form from the Dollar Tree
– the gorgeous red leaves ribbon from May Arts who generously sponsored this wreath hop
– red and grey yarn
– twine
– scissors

I started by using my ‘red leaves ribbon’ and winding it around the willow wreath form then just tying the ends.

red leaves ribbon

Making an embroidery hoop wreath (2)

I then took approx 6.5 metres worth of yarn and twine, then wound and twisted that around the outside of the embroidery hoop.

Who needs a desk? Just sit on your floor.

Making an embroidery hoop wreath (3)

Making an embroidery hoop wreath (4)

I then used the extra yarn/twine and tied the willow wreath to hang in the middle.

Making an embroidery hoop wreath

After that, using the same strands of yarn/twine, I added the final embellishments and tied some bells and used my glue gun to add a wooden heart.

I trimmed the rest of the yarn/twine after I was done.

DIY embroidery hoop wreath

And it wound up like this!

DIY Scandinavian Influenced Wreath

wooden Christmas wreath embellishments - hearts and bells

yarn wrapped around wreath

red leaves ribbon (2)

wooden Christmas wreath

Bright, cheerful and simple. Just my style.

Embroidery Hoop & Willow Christmas Wreath

To get even more inspiration, go check out these 14 incredible wreaths created by my fellow bloggers (from left to right, they are):

Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs
Thalita from The Learner Observer
Angie from Echoes of Laughter
Virginia from Fynes Designs
Tara from Suburble
Shauna from Satori Design for Living
Kelly from A Swell Place to Dwell
Stephanie from Garden Therapy
Becky from Sketchy Styles
Christine from DIY Dreamer
Alex from Northstory
Shannon from AKA Design
Ingrid from Now At Home Mom
Gemma from The Sweetest Digs
Brooke from Brooklyn Berry Designs

You’re bound to be inspired!

Canadian Blogger Collage 2013