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I have been in a major decorating spree lately. Now that we’re finally in our new home, the Christmas bug has hit. We are planning on hosting some friends and family for Christmas Eve dinner, and then all day Christmas Day. Because we have three bathrooms, the main guest bath tends to get ignored. But not this holiday hosting season! Check out how I created this super simple DIY minimalist Christmas wreath decoration to spruce up our guest bathroom. With a quick afternoon holiday project, it now has a lot more character and is a lot more welcoming!
DIY Scandinavian Inspired Minimalist Greenery Metallic Christmas Holiday Wreath
It feels like bathrooms are always kind of awkward. Usually forgotten about, and hardly thought of. Until, that is, you remember guests are coming over and you frantically start searching for the bowl cleaner and a fresh hand towel. Especially living in a new build, it just feels like its such a stark and boring room. Which is so not representative of our home or us!
I wanted an easy way to update our guest bathroom for the holiday. But I don’t have a big budget! Between holiday shopping and our big move, budget is on my mind more than ever. With that in mind, I browsed Pinterest and hit up some of my favorite stores for inexpensive home goods. As soon as I saw these little silver floral hoops, I instantly knew. I wanted to create some Scandinavian inspired DIY minimalist greenery wreaths!
List of Materials You’ll Need:
- 1 19 in Silver Floral Hoop (or whatever size your heart desires)
- 24 or 26 Gauge Floral Wire
- Greenery. I chose two faux greenery sprays that I thought would look festive, yet still contemporary and had a minimalist look. Mine are called “frosted pine spray with pinecones” and they have a slight sparkle to them due to the faux snow.
- Metallic Gold Coiled Berry Garland. Of course, you could choose any other small, thin type of garland. I love how this bronze-y gold color looks with the frosted greenery, and the hint of sparkle it gives.
- String or twine (to hang the wreath)
- Small nail or command hook
How to make a DIY minimalist wreath:
- Find your starting point. I like to start and end where I can easily tuck the wires or twist them to be hidden. Start with the metallic gold coiled berry garland laying flat on top of the floral hoop. Loop your floral wire around, once, and twist the end to secure your starting point.
- Continue to wrap the floral wire around the metallic garland and floral hoop, all the way around. Make sure to keep your wraps somewhat uniform!
- Once you reach the end of the metallic garland, cut your wire – leaving a little extra on the tail end to wrap around and secure the wire.
- Grab one of your greenery sprays. For these guys, I find it a lot easier to start around the first third of the spray. I like to have it organically kind of hang out a little at the top. This way, there’s more movement and volume. Just like in step 1 with the metallic garland, just start looping the floral wire around the spray and floral hoop.
- I wanted my ends to stick out. I like how it gives a little more character and fullness! So when I was at a good stopping point, I grabbed the second spray. Making sure to leave an even amount of tail end out to match spray 1, just start wrapping! By not cutting the wire, you’ll get a much more even and clean looking wrap.
- When you find a good stopping point, cut off and twist your wire to secure the end.
- Once you’re done with the wreath, figure out how long a piece of twine you’ll need. We have insanely tall ceilings here, so I wanted a longish piece. I like how the extra length fills the wall a little more, and adds a little more visual interest.
- Tie your string around the hoop. Attach a command hook, and hang your wreath!
- Stand back and admire the work you just did. Give yourself a pat on the back!
The entire wreath took me maybe 20 minutes. And that’s with my little old lady arthritic hands! I promise this is a super easy project and it would be so easy to make these for every holiday.
I love how this simple wreath added so much more character to our boring bathroom.
BUT I wasn’t done yet! I still didn’t quite get that cozy, homey feel from this little DIY project. However, once I added a little metal wire and wood house shelf, it really started to come together. A festive red buffalo check plaid deer added just enough extra Christmas holiday cheer!
Guest bathroom necessities
Let’s be honest. One of the worst parts about staying in someone else’s house is what can happen in a bathroom… I always want to make sure my guests feel comfortable. And part of that is always making sure to include two things: extra toilet paper and Febreze ONE. Because running out of the first would be terrifying. And the second is pretty crucial for the inevitable number twos.
Part of being a well equipped hostess is handling the uncomfortable possibilities. Between the rich foods and beverages, you know what they say: it happens. By keeping some of my favorite Febreze ONE scents stocked in the bathroom, I’m doing just that.
I love this simple little house outline shelf. It doesn’t compete with the DIY wreath or the deer, and is the perfect little storage element. Thanks to the cute factor, adding in a few extra rolls of toilet paper doesn’t look cluttered. It just looked purposeful! Which is exactly my goal. Because I have a hard time choosing favorites, I added both Bamboo and Mandarin Febreze ONE.
My love of Febreze ONE has inspired a lot this past year.
Febreze ONE has been there for Potty training, a bathroom makeover, a bedroom makeover, and it’s helped us sell our home incredibly fast. Thanks to the easy grip handle that allows for a quick spritz or continuous spray, Febreze ONE has helped my family battle the stench all year long. As a mom to two boys, a very stinky dog, and a very hard working husband, that’s a necessity in this house!
We love that there are no heavy perfumes, no aerosols and no dyes. Just versatile and powerful odor eliminators. It’s perfect for in the bathrooms for our guests during the holiday season! I also keep a few tucked around the house in the bedrooms, kitchen and garage. Just in case!
Anytime there are not so pleasant odors lurking, Febreze ONE is there to do the work. This all in one powerhouse keeps our home fresh during the holiday season. Thank goodness for that! Because I have enough to worry about. And lingering smells should be the last of those worries.