People, Christmas is only a week away. That’s right, just a few days until we get to wreak havoc on those beautifully wrapped gifts and find out what cool gadgets our friends and fam picked out just for us. Now that you’ve ordered all your gifts, you can focus on the holiday projects. Sure, you’ve Instagrammed your masterpiece DIY holiday wreath and your neighbors keep asking where they can buy one, natch. Now it’s time to scale it down in size… miniature, to be exact. Whether you’re looking for an easy handmade alternative to peel-and-stick gift labels and everyday napkin holders or want something tiny to add some festive flair to your cubicle or window, we’ve found 16 mini wreath DIY projects that will fit the bill.
1. Mini Wreath Holiday Cards: Head to your backyard or neighborhood nursery and grab a few sprigs of boxwood, rosemary, myrtle or seeded eucalyptus to wire these handmade (and handwritten) holiday cards together. If you’re planning a winter wedding, these would make gorgeous natural escort cards. (via Frolic Blog)
2. Mini Pinecone Wreath Placeholders: Here’s another easy project for urban foragers. Simply hot glue mini pine cones onto a circle of jewelry wire, layer on a strip of cardstock with your guests’ names in calligraphy or a printed fancy font. You could add a piece of thread or ribbon at the top to make this place card a take-home ornament. (via Oh So Beautiful Paper)
4. Mini Spruce Sprig Wreath: Did you bring home a tree that was too tall for your living room? There’s a hack for that! Trim a few sprigs from the top and reuse the spruce to make a mini wreath. (via Fig & Fauna)
5. Cranberry Mini Wreath Place Cards: Save a few cranberries from the sauce and use them as place cards for Christmas dinner. Festive foodies, if you love making popcorn garlands, add these tart ornaments to your rosemary tree. (via Say Yes)
9. Tinsel Garland Wreath: You could do the same thing you did last year and wrap your tree in tinsel garland, or you could wrap it around an embroidery hoop for an easy DIY that only takes five minutes. (via Creature Comforts)
10. Mini Wreath Trio: Stop by local nursery or neighborhood flower shop and pick up whichever flowers and foliage catch your eye. Jordan Ferney from Oh Happy Day used combinations of olive branches and berries and bay leaf springs and kumquats on a wreath form to create a trio of mini wreaths. (via Oh Happy Day)
13. Fragrant Herb Mini Wreath: Woodsy herbs like rosemary and thyme withstand the winter wind and chill, making them the perfect herbs to mold into mini wreaths. Leave it plain or add in a few cranberries for a pop of color, if you wish. (via Learnvest)
14. Boxwood Branch Mini Wreath: Winding a few branches of boxwood in a circular shape and adding a simple red ribbon to finish — it doesn’t get any easier than this. We’re grabbing a pair of garden shears and hacking into our bushes right now. (via Scoutie Girl)
Aren’t these mini wreaths adorable? Tell us which DIY you’ll try in the comments.