Ohhh sorry, I can’t resist… a have to share a couple more Christmas ideas today :)

First up – my new DIY Christmas wreath!

I decorated a large rustic wreath I bought from Cote Provence in Carlton North. They’re also available in a smaller sizes. If you’re not in the North I’ve seen similar ones all over town in good florists and also a few upmarket gift-type shops.

The decorations are super-simple – some paper bark I stripped from a tree in Carlton(!), some peppercorn branches and leaves, and some succulent stems, cut and clustered in small recycled glass bottles filled with water. Everything is just tied on with string and wire. Too easy!

I used some of those tiny bottles from Industria in Fitzroy (mentioned here), as well as some little glass juice bottles from the Mediterranean Wholesaler in Brunswick. You could also use small glass jars…

The great thing about this wreath is that it is 100% sustainable! All components are either natural or recycled… the succulents are all in water, which means they’ll stay alive and grow roots for replanting later. And the wreath will be recycled every year!

Gorgeous Christmas DIY find number 2 was discovered by my lovely friend Jess… a ‘cardboard holiday village‘ complete with flickering LED lights! This sweet project is the creation of Stephanie who has a great little blog called Even Cleveland. Love it!