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Coastal Christmas: DIY Anchor Garland Holiday Wreath

Happy December, y’all. Are you getting into the holiday spirit? We certainly are around here. My theme for the last few years has been Coastal Christmas and I am excited to share a few new projects that fit that mold again this year.

Coastal Christmas: DIY Anchor Garland Holiday Wreath

A festive wreath is a holiday spirit. I decided to make one in the shape on an anchor! I couldn’t find a good mold that I liked, so I decided to create my own.

Coastal Christmas: DIY Anchor Garland Holiday Wreath

If you want to make an anchor wreath of your own, you will need thick metal wire, wire clippers or scissors, twist ties, and a 9 foot garland.

Coastal Christmas: DIY Anchor Garland Holiday Wreath

First, bend your wire to create the desired shape. I used one long continuous piece to form a large anchor outline. Remember that it will be covered with garland, so you do not want any small or intricate details.

Coastal Christmas: DIY Anchor Garland Holiday Wreath

Next, place your garland over the shape. I ended up cutting 4 lengths – 2 pieces the height of the center line of my anchor, and one for each of the horizontal lines. I used wire cutters to cut my garland and the twist ties to connect it to my wire in various spots. I love these twist ties that actually look like garland themselves – I got them at Michaels (on sale right now!) but any twist ties would do.

Coastal Christmas: DIY Anchor Garland Holiday Wreath

Coastal Christmas: DIY Anchor Garland Holiday Wreath

Finally, I added some small red ornaments to the greens. These were on my moss wreath for the past few years (which still hangs on the bedroom door) but add a little extra bit of festivity to this wreath, and could be taken off any time.

Coastal Christmas: DIY Anchor Garland Holiday Wreath

Coastal Christmas: DIY Anchor Garland Holiday Wreath

Coastal Christmas: DIY Anchor Garland Holiday Wreath

Since Sean is pretty set on keeping up the Panthers wreath on the front door, I hung this guy over the door to our AC unit. It’s right over our kitchen table and Looks really nice beside our tree – which we will be sharing with you later this week!

Coastal Christmas: DIY Anchor Garland Holiday Wreath

Have you been crafting anything for the holidays lately?

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Chelsea

Thursday 3rd of December 2015

This is so adorable!