5 days of Christmas inspiration: Wonderful Wreaths

 Now that your mantel is all merry and your tree is trimmed, you need some decoration for your doors.  Let’s talk about Wonderful Wreaths!  (And remember you can decorate the outside AND inside of doors and over mirrors – places for wreaths are endless!)

Wonderful Christmas Wreaths

Of course when you think of a Christmas wreath, you probably think of the traditional evergreen/greenery Christmas wreath (whether artificial or real) like these…

An evergreen wreath – can be used just like this

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Or adorned naturally with some pinecones, berries and a bright red ribbon – traditional and always a classic

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Or adorned with all kinds of fun things like candy canes like this one from Crafty Sisters

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Wreaths don’t have to be round either.   This evergreen/moss wreath from Blessed Beyond Measure is shaped as a rectangle using a thrift store frame.

And I love the idea of a monogram as a wreathDittle Dattle made this one from cuttings from a tree in her yard (I wish I had a magnolia tree and an evergreen/spruce/fir tree in my yard just for crafting!) Smile

Christmas Monogram Wreath

Remember wreaths go over mirrors too!  After the holidays, my mirrors always looks so naked with no wreaths hanging over them Winking smile 

Love this mantel display by It’s the little things that make a house a home

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Just plain boxwood wreaths are pretty too!  Especially when hung in a series of 2 or 3.

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And I LOVE this idea of making a snowmen from wreaths from Sew Many Ways!  Wouldn’t your kids love coming home to this on their front door (made with 3 wreaths, some zip ties, scarf, hat and twigs!)  A small version would be cute too.

Another natural-looking option is a red berries wreath

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Then you can also use the classic grapevine wreath and decorate it for Christmas.

Adorned with some pinecones and a bow

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Then there is the fun and unusual wreaths!!    The ones you see and say “They made a wreath out of WHAT?”  Winking smile

I saw this Striped Straw Wreath on the front of the Women’s Day magazine 2 weeks ago and thought I could hurry and do it first in blogland but Tatertots and Jello beat me to it.  (Anyone know where to find striped straws for cheap?)

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This was another one of the first few projects I was introduced to in décor-blogland.  Thrifty Décor Chick’s ornament wreath (and of course I made my own shortly after!)

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These can be done in all colors (and I have even seen them for sale in Target this year – guess they follow décor blogs too!)

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Wreath made of gumballs from Mom in the Sky

Wreath made of marshmallows

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Wreath made of Christmas cookies (you could do this with the same dough you use to make those Christmas ornaments that you bake until they are hard.)

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Wreath made out of cotton balls from Fit2FeelBetter!   (perfect to transition into winter too so you don’t have a naked mirror Winking smile)

Peppermint Candy Wreath from Gynn Wasson Designs

A snowflake wreath (perfect for January too!).  I think the Dollar store sells packs of plastic snowflakes that would be perfect for this.

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Then there are the burlap/fabric wreaths (and I promise we are just about done!)

This one from Stamping with Melissa is adorable!

Another cute version from Craftaholics Anonymous

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This candy cane stripped wreath that Whipperberry made is made out of fabric scraps.

Another striped wreath made of yarn

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And another striped wreath made from burlap by All Things Thrifty

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And since I never made my burlap wreath for fall, I might just make this version for Christmas.

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Wow, so many possibilities!  So little time and doors/mirrors to decorate Winking smile

Here’s a tip: I don’t make all 5-6 wreaths that I have in my house all in one year.  Cost and time prevent me from doing that.  But every year, I try to add something new to my décor – a new wreath or new ornaments, etc.  Sometimes I buy things after Christmas on clearance to use to make something the next year.  So don’t feel like you have you to make 10 of these wreaths this year.  Make one and enjoy it!  And then maybe add to that next year! ;)

Which wreath was your favorite? 

Do you hang wreaths over mirrors and on the inside of doors to decorate?


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  1. says

    My favorite is definitely the yarn wreath with the poinsettas. Don’t know if I’ll ever get around to making one, but I would love to. Loving the marshmallow wreath as well, my kids would be thrilled to make this!!

    • Christina says

      a yarn wreath is my my “want-to-do list” too. Don’t think I will even try for Christmas – maybe winter when I am bored and have nothing to do – ha!

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