Welcome your guests with these ideas for festive Christmas wreaths.
Give your wreaths a custom look by stretching round ones to create an oval shape. This is a perfect solution for narrower double doors.
Position large pinecones, with the tips facing outward, in a tight ring around a grapevine wreath, and then attach the cones with florist wire. Nestle pieces of garland and smaller pinecones between the large cones to hide empty spots and create a lush look. Hang the wreath with wide satin ribbon, and add a bow for a pop of color.
Consider using a two-piece wreath to adorn a double-door entry. Start with a wreath that has a sturdy base so it will hold its shape. We used a fresh evergreen here, but a grapevine wreath will work just as well. Cut the wreath in half lengthwise with sturdy wire clippers. Use florist wire to attach evergreen clippings, fruits, and ribbons. Securely hang half of the wreath on each door so the two meet in the center when the doors are closed.
These lovely floral wreaths hang from a piece of conduit covered with ribbon. Leave the conduit up for the rest of the year
for an easy to rearrange display of artwork. This is a great solution for wallpapered rooms where it would be difficult to
patch nail holes.
Treat your wreath like artwork by hanging it within a large frame.
To save time, purchase ready-made evergreen wreaths and attach your favorite decorative materials using wire.
Give your holiday a colonial feel by using wreaths embellished with colorful fresh or dried natural materials. Plants such as holly, magnolia, mistletoe, pine, ivy, and fir were common in the 18th century. Use them as a base for a more authentic look.
Dress up your dining chairs for the season. Collect small acorns, nuts, and other items from the yard and attach them to a wreath form that is wrapped in a chocolate brown ribbon. Glue the wreath to a bed of magnolia leaves. Use an elegant bow to attach it to the back of a chair.
You can dress a standard wreath in white Christmas fashion as quick as you can say “St. Nick.” All you need to get a decorator look is an inexpensive evergreen wreath, available at garden stores and tree lots, and a can of white flocking spray. Take the project outside to ensure you don’t “dust” the unintended, and then let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
This moss-wrapped wreath looks like the handiwork of fairies, and most of the materials are just a nature walk away. Simply attach moss, lichens, acorns, and other natural materials to a straw wreath form using a hot glue gun.
Roses shouldn’t be reserved for spring and summer events. This mixture of pink roses, lisianthus, and eucalyptus is lush,
festive, and easy to make.
Dried floral wreaths are pieces that are not only seasonally appropriate, but also can be enjoyed all year-round.
Even the most basic of wreaths can create a strong visual statement when you use multiples. These plain wreaths are simply adorned with a bow and hung with a ribbon in each window to create a stunning holiday display.
Spice up your decor with wreaths made out of bright, ornamental chiles. Use a single color of chiles for a more modern, monochromatic look, or mix up the colors for added drama.
Try hanging a wreath on a mirror in your home. The reflection adds depth and interest.
Groups of three decorative elements can help unify a space. Here, three smaller wreaths are hung above the mantel instead of one large one. While the wreaths are uniform in size, a mix of materials and textures creates a more interesting look.
Make a living wreath with a naturally silver sheen using frost-resistant dusty miller.
The kitchen is where you spend most of your time during the holiday season. Spruce it up by hanging a wreath (or two) in your window. Stack two different kinds of wreaths together and hang with a single ribbon for an easy, layered look.
Use small-scale wreaths to decorate your table. Simply tie tiny grapevine wreaths to napkins using a pretty, color-coordinated ribbon.
Look for opportunities to add a wreath to doors throughout the house. Start with cabinet doors and small interior doors.
Don’t forget about your barn or other outbuildings. Make sure that the style of the wreath matches your outbuilding. Here a simple, rustic wreath complements the charm of a raw wood barn.
When displaying a wreath, consider the surrounding items. Here, a silver bow echoes the silver patina of a collection of vintage Christmas trees and mercury glass.
The traditional magnolia wreath is given a modern makeover with a square shape. Here, the straight lines of the wreath echo the lines of the space.
Don’t throw away those small scraps of paper left over after you’ve wrapped all the gifts. Turn them into a wreath. Loosely roll up each piece and use a dot of hot glue to secure it. Apply hot glue to each roll and attach to a round cardboard base, working your way around until the cardboard is covered. Hang with a ribbon.
Magnolia wreaths have a sophisticated, Southern look, and they don’t shed messy needles like pine versions. Try hanging your
wreath with strips of fabric using elsewhere in your room, or with pretty grosgrain ribbon.
Hang a series of wreaths along your wainscoting for an unexpected touch.
Use a rough material, like burlap, to add some rustic charm to your wreath.
Rearrange your prints like these botanicals for the season to make room for a wreath. Simply tie it with a knot of satin ribbon.
Accentuate a basic wreath with fresh fruit—red and green apples and oranges—for a classic look.
Hang thin boxwood wreaths, with removable adhesive hooks, on the fronts of built-in shelves for added flair.
Add color to a doorway with a simple berry wreath. If you opt for a dried or faux version, you can reuse it year after year.
Layer a natural grapevine wreath with a glitzy ornament wreath and tie with a colorful ribbon. It's a simple way to acheive a unique look.
Add simple elegance by flocking a premade pinecone wreath. In a well-ventilated area, spray several layers of canned flocking
on the wreath, allowing each layer to dry completely.
To dislay as a coffee table piece, add adhesive-backed felt pads to the bottom of a round mirror that is slightly larger than your wreath. Place wreath on top of mirror. Add glass votives.
This sweet living succulent wreath is eye candy indeed. Display it as a centerpiece, tie it to the back of a chair, or hang
it on an interior wall. Mix and match your favorite succulents for great texture. With regular watering and bright light,
it can live for years.
Soothing hues and luscious textures set the tone for an elegant holiday. Chartreuse reindeer moss brightens this wreath. Scout
out shady corners of your garden for lush mats of moss. Supplement with store-bought moss as needed.
This tree made of fresh greenery offers an alternative to the traditional round wreath without sacrificing fragrance. To shape
your tree, trim the foliage using clippers.
Long, slender pinecones, such as those of a white pine, work best for this new take on a Southern holiday classic—the pinecone
wreath. Finish with a narrow ribbon layered on top of a wider ribbon.
Warm up an entry with earthy terra-cotta rooting pots. Use weathered pots from your own collection, or age new ones using
our technique. Hide the wreath hanger with a ribbon, and then add a bow.