Green DIY Projects: Wreaths & Wrapping

The Non-Traditional Wreath and Eco Friendly Gift Wraps 

Materials:

– Small Grapevine Wreath (from Hobby Lobby or Michael’s)

– Jute or Twine

– Floral Shears

– Gold Spray Paint (optional)

– Seeded Eucalyptus

– Blue Thistle

– Olive Branch

Instructions:

  • Spray paint the seeded eucalyptus gold (optional).
  • Cut the olive branch into pieces 2-3 inches in length and insert them snugly into the grapevine. The grapevine will hold the branches in place. Do this in a clockwise direction around the wreath until it has been nicely covered with olive branch.
  • Start applying the thistle the same way you did the olive branch. Cut the stems at different lengths to create depth in your wreath. Avoid the area you want to make the focal point.
  • Create your focal point by adding clusters of gold eucalyptus. Let your creativity shine through during this step, and don’t be afraid to let the eucalyptus hang wildly off the wreath!
  • Wrap the jute around the wreath in the center of the eucalyptus to create a “band”. Tie the ends together in a knot at the back of the wreath.
  • Hang your wreath and enjoy it through the holidays! To keep the wreath (and all holiday greens) looking fresh, spray it down with water once a day using a spray bottle.

Source: Lauren Kelp Interior Styling

Ashlyn Hobbs from Sweet Magnolia Floral Studio

Gift Wrap Made From Nature

Both easy on the budget and on the environment, this DIY project is the perfect solution for those of us looking to do something unique with our gifts. It’s as simple as walking into your backyard and finding inspiration! Aren’t these so gorgeous? It is 100% compostable gift wrap using all flowers and leaves from your garden.  Using your imagination you can create different looks combining absolutely stunning flowers and colors.

 

Source: eDiva

Try this idea with a 2014 Pangea catalog!

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