We made a wreath for our front door.
This is my first Christmas wreath ever. There isn't this kind of decoration in my parents' home, because of a "strange" position of the main door (it is hidden under a porch).
To make it we used:
- branches of grapevine (part of the grapevine plants S. has in his garden): we braided them when still tender and yielding
- bows I made with a red+gold ribbon S. bought in Catania
- real branches of an unknown (to me) plant with lovely and tiny red fruits and green leeves: our niece bought it for us
Although our original idea for it had to change a bit during the making, I love this wreath!
I like its natural style, the rustic look of the grapevine branches, the use of real plants in it and how the colors of the bows and the fruits match!
And I'm happy that S. and I made it together (we rarely have crafty-time to spend "as a couple").
Before making it we saw a lot of beautiful Christmas wreath in the shops and we planned to buy one for our home. But the most beautiful and well made were too expensive, so we had this DIY idea.
And we reached some things: we had our wreath, we spent happy time together and with our niece, we save money, we have a one-of-a-kind piece :)
Handmade ornaments are the best!
Christmas wakes up creativity in (almost) all families. People start to make ornaments, arrange things around Christmas tree, make beautiful wrapped packages, etc. It's all about creativity :)
And this is expecially true here in Italy, where we decorate our homes also with rapresentations of Nativity (often handmade and very complex).
I wrote this little note in the comments of Pam's post about Italia Team Nativities. Follow the link to be delighted by a lovely round up of nativities and other Christmas inspirations! There is my nativity, too!