As the snow continues to fall we enjoy the warmth of home. Our gaze outdoors is met with a landscape of white snow so we set our sights on adding a bit of color to our windows indoors!
With many dried pine needles left behind after the holidays, we gathered them up to recycle and craft with for a day just like today...
We enjoyed creating many seasonal wreaths of dried pine, red berries, and pinecones and hung them in the windows of the living room. The windows are full with color and natural beauty with a backdrop of snow.
This piece of sturdy cardboard was recycled from the back of a watercolor paper pad.
With a cup I traced on the inside of each circle to create a ring that would be cut out.
After cutting out a cardboard ring template we were ready to begin!
Dried evergreen needles had previously been set aside from our Christmas tree as well as a few evergreen branches I have placed on our nature table. We gathered mini pinecones and some red berries that grow right outside our door for all of us to create our wreaths.
The children and I were already cozy in the living room watching the snow fall outdoors through the windows so I set out the cover of a large box for the children to use as a creating area.
Each child's wreath was coated in glue-- and then--as if decorating a cake, they went right to play!
These little wreaths are simple to create, while also looking natural and beautiful in your windows. They can also of course be as simple or complex as you wish, enjoyed by mamas too as I always enjoy creating alongside my littles.
Finished with a piece of natural-colored Raffia ribbon, these wreaths add a bit of seasonal color to our days. I look forward to adapting them to other seasons as well. We will enjoy creating new wreaths as the seasons change with dried flowers, pressed leaves, or shells.