Decorating With Festive Cheer
It’s just about that time of the year again. If you want to get a jump start on the Christmas decorations in your bathroom, here is a little project that is sure to get you in the mood. How to create a Christmas wreath for your bath. Using wreaths to decorate our homes spans many cultures and traditions.
Not only do these distinctive wreaths look beautiful on your lavatory door, wall or toilet tank but they perfume the air around us with the great scent of pine to help bring in the festive cheer.
When choosing materials to use, almost any type natural plants and flowers can be used to embellish these timeless gifts of nature. Fresh, dried or preserved herbs, greenery and flowers, pine boughs, ivy, box hedge stems and ferns are just a few kinds of materials you can use to create your celebratory wreaths.
There are many types of formed bases you can purchase to start off your wreath making project: wire (12” – $1.50), Styrofoam (12’ – $2.50), grapevine (12” – $5.99), straw (12” – $3.99), moss (12” – 3.99). You can get your wreath making supplies from a florist but your best bet is one of the larger hobby supply shops.
For those on a budget, you can make a simple base by forming two wire clothes hangers into circles, putting them together and covering them with floral tape. Using 7” – 12” pine branches of pine you can secure the pieces to the base by using lightweight floral wire.
An important thing to remember is that you must overlap the branches until the wreath base is fully covered. Like I said, the garlands can be secured by floral wire or hot glue. The good thing about using coat hangers is that the wreath already has a hook to hang it by.
The greenery can be twisted onto the wreath form through the wire giving a loose and informal look. Then you can use floral wire or glue to attach smaller items such as small bunches of cones, nuts, seeds and berries to the wreath.
Finding the Right Garnishes
Some other types of garnishes that can be used include: spruce, fir, hemlock, holly, cedar, juniper, cypress and boxwood. These materials in turn can be modified to meet your needs with spray paint, high glossy sprays and porcelain setting agents.
After the base has been made with the evergreen boughs you will need to add pine cones along with shiny glossed dried berries and top it all off with a brightly colored red or green bow.
Just make sure everything is all angled in the same clockwise direction to maintain a sensible look. Entwine small red, green and white ribbons in and around the wreath and secure it in various places with wire or glue.
Glue on dried pomegranates and attach clusters of berries and reindeer moss. You can even glue on various pieces of birch bark to add a little contrast to the overall design. A rule of thumb is to remember to combine different heights and textures to create depth of field and interest for the eyes.
When finished you should have a beautiful one of a kind masterpiece that you can proudly hang on your bathroom door or wall.
Assembling a Christmas wreath for your bathroom is not a hard task. Why not get the whole family involved when foraging for the wreath materials in your back yard or Local Park. If foraging is not doable then your local hobby shop is your best bet for supplies.
These wreaths lend a merry welcome to family and friends about to use your festive bathroom. Above all, have fun, experiment with different materials and see what works best for you.