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Scandinavian Minimalist Wreath

Make this Scandinavian minimalist wreath in 30-minutes with or without the most adorable gnome ornament made from a surprise craft supply! Bring gnomes into your home this holiday season.

Scandinavian Minimalist Wreath with Gnome ornament makes a festive holiday decoration

Gnomes, Gnomes, Everywhere!

Are you addicted to little tomte and nisse like we are? We’ve made an entire family of gnomes for our living room. We’ve made the daddy gnome, the mommy gnome (with braids), and the baby gnome (made with rice) and they’re just so easy to make!

Holiday Tomte Nisse Christmas Gnome Family DIY Holiday Decor

Note: if you’re here for the Scandinavian gnome ornament, the instructions for the adorable gnome ornament are here.

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Supplies for a Scandinavian Minimalist Wreath

Easy Scandinavian Christmas Wreath Tutorial

First, take a minute and wipe the hoop and remove any splintered sections.

Remove the onion grass from it’s binding and the stem (save for when you make paper flowers).

Remove the onion grass from the floral stems

Using your hot glue gun, fold over the onion grass to just bigger than the width of your embroidery hoop. Stack until all of each bunch is secured.

Cut down two groups of onion grass (from the top about 2-3 inches) and set them aside.

Quick and Easy Scandinavian Wreath for a minimalist Christmas

Hot glue one of the four longer bunches to the embroidery hoop, leaving space between the connecting point for the other two bunches to be placed.

Stack another long bunch on top of the first and hot glue it to the hoop.

Finish off that side with the third bunch (one of the short bunches), placing it just inside the hoop’s connection point.

Repeat with the other side and all three remaining bunches. Take care to place the shortest on top when assembling the embroidery hoop wreath.

Hot glue the grass to the embroidery hoop wreath

How to Make a Bow for a Wreath

First, make your ribbon cuts. I used:

  • 2, 11-inch sections
  • 2, 6-inch sections (one end cut with a decorative finish)
  • 2, 3.5-inch sections (one to complete the bow and the other to affix the bow to the wreath and cover the connecting point)

How to Make a Bow for a Wreath with Ribbon

To make the bow, I folded over one of the 11-inch sections by 2.5 inches to make a loop. Then I turned the ribbon before making another loop. Try to make the sections even(ish).

It’s a wreath, not quantum physics – nothing needs to be exact.

Repeat the same process with the other 11-inch piece of ribbon.

DIY wreath bow tutorial using ribbon

Next, create the bow cover by looping one of the small pieces and gluing it onto the bow. Glue on each 6-inch ribbons.

Make this Scandinavian Minimalist Christmas wreath

Use the last 3.5-inch piece to glue the bow to the wreath, covering up the embroidery hoop join. And wouldn’t you know it, your simple, charming Scandinavian minimalist wreath is done!

Yield: 1

Scandinavian Minimalist Wreath

Scandinavian Minimalist Wreath with Gnome Ornament for Christmas

Make this Scandinavian minimalist wreath in 30-minutes with or without the most adorable gnome ornament made from a surprise craft supply! Bring gnomes into your home this holiday season.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • 14-inch embroidery hoop
  • 6 bunches onion grass (faux greenery)
  • 1-inch red velvet ribbon

Tools

  • Hot glue gun, scissors, twine (for hanging)

Instructions

  1. First, take a minute and wipe the hoop and remove any splintered sections.
  2. Remove the onion grass from it's binding and the stem (save for when you make paper flowers).
  3. Using your hot glue gun, fold over the onion grass to just bigger than the width of your embroidery hoop. Stack until all of each bunch is secured.
  4. Cut down two groups of onion grass (from the top about 2-3 inches) and set them aside.
  5. Hot glue one of the four longer bunches to the embroidery hoop, leaving space between the connecting point for the other two bunches to be placed.
  6. Stack another long bunch on top of the first and hot glue it to the hoop.
  7. Finish off that side with the third bunch (one of the short bunches), placing it just inside the hoop's connection point.
  8. Repeat with the other side and all three remaining bunches. Take care to place the shortest on top when assembling the embroidery hoop wreath.

How to Make a Bow for a Wreath

First, make your ribbon cuts. I used:

  • 2, 11-inch sections
  • 2, 6-inch sections (one end cut with a decorative finish)
  • 2, 3.5-inch sections (one to complete the bow and the other to affix the bow to the wreath and cover the connecting point)

To make the bow, I folded over one of the 11-inch sections by 2.5 inches to make a loop. Then I turned the ribbon before making another loop. Try to make the sections even(ish).

It's a wreath, not quantum physics - nothing needs to be exact.

Repeat the same process with the other 11-inch piece of ribbon.

Next, create the bow cover by looping one of the small pieces and gluing it onto the bow. Glue on each 6-inch ribbons.

Use the last 3.5-inch piece to glue the bow to the wreath, covering up the embroidery hoop join. And wouldn't you know it, your simple, charming Scandinavian minimalist wreath is done!

Scandinavian Minimalist Wreath with Gnome Ornament for Christmas

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Scandinavian Gnome (Tomte / Nisse) Ornament

I wanted to see if I could use an old foam Easter egg in an ornament and this little guy popped into my head. I was able to make a tutorial for a felt nordic gnome ornament this way and it’s adorable!

Scandinavian Minimalist Wreath with Gnome Ornament for Christmas

The minimalist wreath doesn’t need him but if you’re looking to add a little fun and Scandinavian detail, he’s easy to put together.

Get the instructions for the Scandinavian gnome ornament.

Watch Us Make It

Over to You

We’re are so very happy with our festive wreath. This year, we’re creating a Scandinavian holiday theme for our tree, home, and even some kids crafts.

Please pin this Scandinavian minimalist wreath to your favorite holiday board.

Make this Scandinavian Minimalist Christmas Wreath this year with only a few supplies and in less than 30-minutes. It's fun, features a tomte or nisse (gnome), and adds a different look to your holiday decor. #christmas #wreath #gnome #scandinavian #minimalist

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