So many people have asked how I put this cute mini village wreath together, so I knew it was time for a blog post!
I have been enamored with this Martha Stewart wreath for a couple of years now, and two Christmases ago, I was determined to make one for myself. Mine is a bit simpler with no snow and skiers, but it's the same general idea.
The one I made two years ago was all neutral, so I used white houses and churches, but this year, my entire living room is filled with color, so I wanted a colorful wreath to go with it.
I picked up these plain white houses at Michael's after Christmas last year for 75% off! They were probably around 30 cents each. I used the red craft paint I already had on hand and lightly brushed on the paint.
Because the houses have a snowy texture on them, they were kind of hard to paint, but I like the way they turned out because they ended up with a more vintage finish in the end. I'm perfectly happy with that look.
I started with a lightly flocked wreath from my stash, and I hang it upright so as I'm putting it together, I can tell if the houses and trees will stay put or not.
After gathering a bunch of bottle brush trees from storage and my new red houses, I was ready to pull it together.
Someone asked if I use hot glue and the answer is no. I don't like to permanently attach any of it because every year our home looks different for Christmas, so I want the freedom to change out details. Since the houses are technically ornaments, I hung them by their strings. And I tried nestling the bottoms into the wreath so it stays in place.
The trees are the easiest part. Because of the bristles on bottle brush trees, they basically stick themselves right to the wreath. There's a little moving and digging in, but it comes together really easy.
Start with the big trees and somewhat space them out for balance.
Then add in the different smaller sizes. I like to put the trees together in little clusters.
Keep moving and spacing until you're happy with the overall look. Sometimes I have to step back and get a more balanced view.
Other than painting the houses, this might be one of the quickest, simplest projects you can put together this season! Let me know if you make one!
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