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Rustic Wreath & a Creative Canadian Blogger Christmas Hop!

Christmas decorating in our home can cause a bit of war between my self and my husband James. See, I tend to lean towards a minimalist Scandinavian look whereas he leans towards rustic and traditional. The first year we moved into our home I swear we almost drew straws to decide on light colours. I won the exterior of the house (all white) and he won the tree (colorful).

Because James is far more into Christmas than I am – a feat that is possible despite every project you see on my blog – he usually takes over for Christmas decorating. This is part of the reason why a ton of the projects you see on here are a combination of both farmhouse meets IKEA as I try to make projects that compliment both styles together and make everyone happy.

So for our Vintage Rustic Christmas Hop, I decided to make a simple rustic wreath. Which is completely different from last years Scandinavian influenced wreath.

This took me 10 minutes to make. So much so that I didn’t even think to take any photos. But it’s pretty self explanatory.

I took a willow wreath form that I re-use over and over, wrapped it with the gorgeous Stripes Ribbon from May Arts. After I hot glued some wooden stars to twine, wrapped some dense yew from my front yard with bells and tied it all to the wreath form.

Literally 10 minutes.

Rustic Wreath for Christmas - northstory

DIY Rustic Wreath  - northstory

May Arts Stripes Ribbon on a wreath with wood stars - northstory

Bells on wreath - northstory

Can you tell the Christmas crazy has started over here.

This is the second of at least four wreaths I am making this season. Four. I don’t even know who I am anymore.

Did I mention we have four Christmas trees? Shhh…

Need more Rustic Christmas Ideas? Well go check out these gorgeous projects from my talented Canadian Blogging friends.

Rustic Christmas Ideas - Creative Canadian Bloggers - northstory

From top left, clockwise:

Santa Cookies from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

Deer Head String Art from Clean and Sentsible

Vintage Door Advent from The DIY Mommy

Rag Ribbon Christmas Trees from Craftberry Bush

Rustic Christmas Tree from Fynes Designs

Christmas Window Box from Echoes of Laughter

Ribbon Napkin Rings from Suburble

Vintage Table Setting from The Sweetest Digs

Twig Stars and Snowflakes from The DIY Dreamer

Pretty Gift Wrapping from The Sweetest Escape

Rustic Wreath by northstory

Wood Block Presents from The Happy Housie

Winter Swag from Satori Design for Living

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    November 14, 2014 at 7:17 am

    I love that it’s a wreath that you re-use. It’s absolutely stunning Alex! Love it! Pinned!

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    [email protected]
    November 14, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I love this wreath Alex – so simple and festive! I love projects that reuse materials and are easy to make! Gorgeous!

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    November 15, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Alex – this is lovely. The ribbon is so striking; great choice!

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    November 15, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Totally cute wreath Alex!! I gotta use bells more often.

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    Shauna Oberg
    November 15, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Looks like we were on the same page doing a simple and straightforward project. Turned out great! 4 Christmas trees? I can barely get one up and decorated. You go girl!

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    Kendra @
    November 15, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Such a pretty wreath! Loving this tour if rustic decor!

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    Alex - Hydrangea Girl
    November 16, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Oh, I love how you mashed classic, modern, Christmassy and black and white all into one wreath without it looking over the top. Nailed it.

    xx A

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    Christina @The DIY Mommy
    November 17, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Beautiful! I love your wreath’s simplicity. (I too have a war between simple scandi and more detailed rustic Christmas decorations – but it’s a war within myself, ha!)

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    November 18, 2014 at 12:17 am

    So pretty, Alex!
    Hugs, Jamie

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    November 18, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    This is SO cute! I am pinning it now in hopes of re-creating it myself 🙂 Happy Holidays!

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    Krista thehappyhousie
    November 25, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    So adorable- I love the striped ribbon, but my favourite part just might be the adorable little jingle bells!! Fun to be on this hop with you- sorry it took me so long to get over here! (Crazy couple of weeks:)

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