Today’s post is part of the Deck-the-Halls blog hop! We are six friends from the Thistlewood VIP group linking our Christmas projects for you to enjoy. If you hopped over here from Wendy’s blog, welcome!
Window wreaths for Christmas
By now, most of you know that I love making seasonal wreaths. (I will link my other wreaths at the end of this post). This time I decided to give the project a little twist. Instead of the usual door wreath, I decided to make interior wreaths for my east-facing windows on the main floor.
I always start by spreading out all the elements I consider using for my wreath.
I chose the following elements for my three window wreaths for Christmas:
- Three 14-inch golden wire hoops
- Two stems of faux greenery that I devided into six parts
- Navy blue wired ribbon
- Red and green tartan wired ribbon
- Six single pieces of faux fir tips
- Florist wire
The only tools you will need are a pair of pliers and a pair of scissors!
Arrange the greenery for a single wreath with stems facing each other and wrap the stems together with florist wire cut approximately 18 inches long.
Use the remaining length of wire to wrap the stems to one of the metal hoops.
After wrapping the greenery together and to the hoop, it should look like this.
Making bows for the wreaths
Wired ribbon is a must for well-formed bows. Start making loops and keep everything pinched together in the middle. I made my bows with four loops and two tails each. When you are happy with your bow’s fullness, wrap florist wire tightly around the pinched middle to keep it all together. Cut your wire long enough to secure it to the wire hoop as well. A 4-inch piece should be sufficient.
Voila! There you have a lightweight, stylish wreath for the interior of your home.
How cute are all three of them together?? Ready to be hung in windows.
How to hang wreaths on indoor windows
These little Command hooks are the best! They are small enough to stick discreetly onto the window frames behind the blinds. I love the swivel hooks that give you even more options of how to hang your wreath.
I used the navy blue ribbon to hang the hoops from the hooks. You can see only a tiny bit of it here in the kitchen window.
The second wreath is for the picture window in the dining area.
It is not easy to take photos of windows with the light on the wrong side of the camera!
The ground is covered in snow, and it is extra bright outside!
Wreath number three hangs in the living room window, behind the Christmas tree. The tree has ribbon on it but still needs to be decorated.
I hope you are filled with Christmas inspiration!
The following blog in the hop is Annemarie’s. You do not want to miss her fabulous Christmas dessert ideas!