When we were getting a Christmas tree at our local tree lot, my eyes lit up at a sign that said *FREE*! Underneath that sign was a barrel of Christmas tree cuttings (Noble Fir to be specific!). That was a Christmas craft gold mine. I excitedly hurried over and pulled two large, healthy branches out of the barrel and daydreamed of all the beautiful things I could make while our tree was getting ready to take home.
I knew I could just arrange the branches as a centerpiece but I was yearning to do something a little more, well, crafty. That’s when I came across this beautiful tutorial at The Sweetest Occasion for DIY Mini Holiday Wreaths. Bingo, just was I was looking for. The light went off in my head and I RAN to find my Noble Fir clippings. I was so excited that I was too impatient to even follow their tutorial!
Here’s how I ended up making my version of these holiday beauties.
Mini Holiday Wreaths (using real tree branches)
- Real Christmas tree branches
- Hemp cord/string/whateveryouwannacallit.
- Trim, pluck, or twist off a branch that’s 12-15 inches long. Watch out for splinters and sap…but also savor that tree smell.
- Wrap the branch into a circle shape.
- Secure the shape by tying the branches with the hemp cord. I wrapped mine a few times, and you can get creative with this part. Make bows, knots, or add ribbon!
Super easy to make. I noticed that mine turned to be more of an oval shape but if you wish to make it a littler rounder, I later read that you could soak the branch in water to make it more pliable!
Again, a super simple craft. I busted out 3 in 10 minutes. Once you get that spark on inspiration, you’re unstoppable, I swear!