I know most of you probably already have most of your Christmas decorations up. We visited my parents in Alabama for Thanksgiving and are traveling home tomorrow so I have yet to put up a single decoration!! Needless to say, I'm stressing over it. So, for the few of you who are still stressing with me...
There's nothing as inviting and warm as a unique Christmas wreath! Whether it be welcoming family over for Christmas Eve or friends and colleagues over for a Christmas dinner party...wreaths on our doors are a holiday decorating staple.
In most recent years, deco mesh, ribbon and ornament wreaths have become very popular.
Photo via etsy.com
These are beautiful and work best if you want a slightly more formal look... Making them, while not difficult, is time consuming. Here are a few helpful tips if you want to give it a go...
1. Choose an overall color scheme... red and lime green (above), various shades of one color (blue - below), silvers, golds, etc...
2. Use any sturdy wreath as your base. Sturdy and well made is key - there is a lot of stuff going on this!
3. Create the "background" of your wreath using one or two colors of deco mesh. Twist and gather using floral wire (or I've even used pipe cleaner in a pinch!).
4. Overlay with one or two types of coordinating ribbon. Twist and gather ribbon.
5. Intersperse ornaments and holiday sprigs in clusters throughout wreath.
If you prefer a simpler look, here are a few more unique examples:
I love this letter wreath and burlap bow from Adrienne over at Our Unexpected Journey!
Consider hanging wreaths in front of decorative mirrors or even on the front of kitchen cabinet doors.
Photo via marthastewart.com
Want to record your favorite Christmas memories? Each year, write down a memorable moment and use a simple grapevine wreath to display these memories throughout the years.
Photo via realsimple.com
I love this yarn wreath from Etsy!
Wreaths can also be used to display Christmas cards, like this one by Martha Stewart.
Finally, I love the simple elegance of this yarn wreath from Two Junk Chix.
Well, that's all for today! I have plenty of Christmas decorating of my own to do!!!