Simple Evergreen Christmas Wreath

Today I’m participating in the Home for Christmas blog hop hosted by Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com!  I’m sharing my Simple Evergreen Christmas Wreath that you can make in less than 15 minutes with simple materials you might already have at home!  Simple decor, is beautiful decor.

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This year I have gone back to simple and more classic Christmas decor and colours and it makes my heart happy.  The older I get the more nostalgic I get for my childhood, and a big part of that was Christmas with traditional decor.  And I think it’s a lot that I’m missing living in the country.  I live in the city now, and while it has become home, my heart is still in the country.  So I’ve decided to put a little country into our suburban Christmas home this year, with a lot of natural elements and I’m loving it.  This week I’m going to take you on a little home tour of our living space to show you how it all looks, but today I wanted to share this super simple wreath I made.

One of the things I’m learning is that keeping things simple is perfectly fine.  In fact it’s more than fine.  For me, when I complicate things just for the simple fact that I think I need to be doing or adding more, I end up not happy with the end product…this is true for all aspects of my life, including home decor.  So when I make something that took me maybe 15 minutes to put together, and I end up really really loving it, then that is fine.

This wreath is exactly that kind of project.  I saw this wreath on Pinterest that I loved (and I cannot for the life of me find the original post, I’ve searched endlessly), I really wanted to make it.  It’s so simple and pretty.  I immediately imagined it hanging on my chalkboard nook in my entry way.

So I gathered up some supplies that I already had on hand and put this wreath together.

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I love it.  It’s simple.  It’s festive.  And the little house and bottle brush tree are adorable.  I think the simplicity of the wreath works perfectly with the chalkboard and Merry Christmas greeting.

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All you need for this wreath is the following:

  • An evergreen wreath base.  This can be fresh or artificial…what ever you prefer.
  • A small string of white lights with a battery pack.  The wreath I used already had the white lights added.
  • A little white house Christmas ornament.  I found this one at Lowe’s.
  • A bottle brush tree.  I bought a pack of them at Lowe’s this year and am using them everywhere!  I love them.
  • A ribbon of your choosing, about 4 feet long.  I used a plaid ribbon, because I’m crushing on plaid this season!

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This picture is blurry and it bugs me to no end, but I really wanted you to see what it looks like at night.  It’s so nice all lit up.

Simple Evergreen Christmas Wreath {A Pretty Life}

I’m really happy with how this wreath turned out!  Sometimes all the Christmas decor in our house can feel a bit chaotic, so it’s nice to have some simple pieces on display.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I’ve loved having you here!

For more holiday inspiration, make sure to browse through the projects below that are part of the Home for Christmas tour!  There are so many amazing ideas!

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Have a Merry day!

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31 Comments

  • Reply Christine December 6, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Oh Jo-Anna!! The wreath is absolutely wonderful!! I bought a bunch of supplies last year to make one and I never got around to it! You have inspired me to get it done this week! Thanks!

  • Reply Monica Benavidez December 6, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    This is so pretty! I love the blue plaid– stands out and is unique. 🙂

  • Reply Christina @ The DIY Mommy December 6, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    This is so pretty, Jo-Anna. I love that’s it’s traditional looking with a little twist!

  • Reply Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home} December 6, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    This is so fabulous! I, too, went with simple Christmas decor this season. I’m also using those lights on everything! (I’ve used like a gagillion batteries!) I think your wreath really stands out with the blue plaid ~ love it! xoKathleen

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife December 7, 2015 at 10:12 PM

      Thank you Kathleen! I love those mini lights too so much…I’ve gone through quite a few batteries here too haha! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Malia December 6, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    What an absolutely fetching wreath!

  • Reply Katrin@KreativK.net December 7, 2015 at 4:20 AM

    Jo~Anna, I love the wreath on the chalkboard! How beautiful!!! Also, your site is lovely! Happy Blog Hop 😉

  • Reply Designing Vibes December 7, 2015 at 4:56 AM

    This is such a cute idea. Like you, I am really starting to dig the plaid too. I love how you have the wreath against a chalkboard.
    Much Love,
    Erica – Designing Vibes

  • Reply Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc. December 7, 2015 at 5:06 AM

    You are so right… the more I fuss with something the less I like it! I love this simple little “country” wreath and it’s perfect hanging on your chalk board, amazing contrast always catches my eye! xo

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife December 7, 2015 at 10:14 PM

      Thanks Laurie! I am really trying to embrace keeping things simple…less stress and more happy!

  • Reply Amy December 7, 2015 at 5:49 AM

    Wow, this come out so nice, very creative.

  • Reply Marie from The Interior Frugalista December 7, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    I totally hear you re: keeping it simple! Your wreath is adorable – love the little house embellishment. Pinned to share ☺

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife December 7, 2015 at 10:14 PM

      Thank you Marie! Simple really is best isn’t it?! Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

  • Reply Funky Junk Interiors December 7, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    The house totally does it! How absolutely adorable!

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife December 8, 2015 at 1:43 PM

      Thank you Donna! I love the little house too – it’s perfect for this simple wreath!

  • Reply Virginia Fynes December 8, 2015 at 5:14 AM

    Its so cute J! Love little houses!

  • Reply Lor December 8, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    This is such a neat idea for a Christmas wreath! I love the tiny little house.
    By the way, love the “Holiday Edition” of your blog! So pretty and festive.
    Cheers! 🙂

    ~Lor @ cozycomfyhome.com

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife December 8, 2015 at 1:42 PM

      Thank you so much Lor! And thank you for your note about my site – I love to decorate everywhere, including my blog hahaha!

  • Reply Julie December 15, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    I’ve always loved the more traditional colours, and plaid/check is always alright by me so I’m loving this simple but very classy wreath

  • Reply Erin @ Stay At Home Yogi December 16, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Proof that simpler really is better! Such a pretty wreath

  • Reply Betsy @ Happily Ever After, Etc. December 19, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    This is so absolutley beautiful and simple! I love anything with lights… and the little house is adorable! I am pinning for later!

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