The countdown to Christmas is on which is actually really hard for me to say as its so not my favourite time of year – anyone else not completely love christmas?
That being said i do love the decorations and excuse to jazz the house up much to WM’s dislike 😉
So i thought i’d share one of my favourite items for the festive period – wreaths 😍
My absolute favourite is a real wreath – i had one back in 2016 but last year our front door was too hideous to home one plus we hadn’t long moved in so there really wasn’t time to go wreath shopping! the best place locally to go for wreaths is Rosy Lea florist as she has the best wreaths ever and this is where mine was from
Her wreathes for this year look insane 😍 she also runs wreath making classes which is such a lovely festive activity to do with loved ones (although fully booked this year!)
There’s also the option to make your own, i found these in one of WM’s gardening magazines and thought these would be perfect to make. Making your own can be quite time consuming but you could make a little evening of it with family – the slightly off putting bit is having to source all of the bits to make your own but something i’d like to do if i had more time 😉
kids wreaths for their bedroom is something that came to me this year whilst i was flicking through the Dunelm Christmas catalogue – how cute is this felt wreath to hang above their bed! i’m totally tempted as well as some other festive bits that caught my eye 😉
other ideas are to semi create your own which is what i do last year, i picked up a gold hanging hoop from Grey September Store and add your own twigs and foliage to it which is what i did. I picked up some fake eucalyptus from pound land of all places and created a little hanging in the lounge
This year whilst we was at IKEA i quickly (like had a minute!) got to look at the Christmas aisles and was really pleased to find a selection of wreaths for a really reasonable price so i picked up this one 🙂
To hang on the front door and then going forward i’m hoping to find some wall space (yeah right!) to hang it up all year round! maybe with twinkley lights! i’d definitely recommend checking IKEA out if your looking for an artificial wreath, some look super artificial and some not so much, there’s a great selection of different shapes likes stars with foliage too.
Finally is Hobbycraft they have some hidden gems perfect for diy christmas decorations – when we went they was stocking up the diy advent calendars or diy baubles with items to go in the glass, picture round glass baubles with cars, christmas trees and snow – you can pick all this up from Hobby Craft. they also run a series of events some of which are free and some a small charge but definitely worth looking into as they cover so many Christmas ideas!