Spotted recently on Oslo-born stylist Paul Lowe's site, Sweet Paul: a DIY wreath of wooden beads with a simple, minimalist appeal. For step-by-step instructions, go to Sweet Paul.
Above: To create something similar, source a wooden wreath from your local crafts store (a 12-Inch Wooden Wreath Ring is $3.99 at Maine Wreath and wooden beads in various sizes (Unfinished Round Wood Beads are available from Craft Parts). Attach the beads to the form using a hot-glue gun, and hang the finished wreath from a velvet ribbon.
Above: Photo by Alexandra Grablewski.