We know that the holiday season can get a little expensive, from gifts to traveling, leaving little funds to deck the halls in wreaths and garlands. This year ditch the pre-made decorations and make your own minimal wreath using branches and flora found in your own backyard. Don't have a backyard? No worries, here in New York we forged in Fort Tyron Park. Shhhh! Don't tell the Parks and Rec Department.
What you'll need:
- Found branches. We love the ones with any sort of berry for an added burst of color.
- Old scissors or gardening shears
- A yard of scrap ribbon. We had some hand-dyed silk ribbon on hand.
- Spool of thin wire. We used 24 gauge but 26 or 28 would work as well.
- Semi-flush cutters
Gather your materials. We chose a mixture of greens and berry branches for a splash of color. Use the longest branch to form your circle, securing it on the top, bottom, and sides with wire. Add greenery and berries along your form with wrapped wire. Keep it sparse or fill it completely around. Attach a ribbon to the top of the wreath and hang!