The holiday season is upon us—hooray! Have you decorated your home yet? This year, consider making a homemade wreath. In styles limited only by the imagination, wreaths can adorn your front door or stream from exterior windows. They can serve as the focal point above your mantle or cascade down your pantry door. From simple and traditional to artsy and extravagant, wreaths deliver eye-catching beauty and should be an integral part of your holiday decor.
Sure, you can buy a premade wreath at the store. But where’s the fun in that? Crafting a custom wreath at home is easy and oh-so satisfying. Give it a try this holiday season!
Wreath Making 101
At its most basic, a wreath is comprised of two things: support and embellishments. Support can come from any circular item, such as a:
- picture frame
- foam ring
- hula hoop
- wine barrel ring
- embroidery hoop
- twisted grapevine
- and so on . . .
In addition to your support choice, embellishments bring character to your wreath. From dried fruits and berries to bells and bows, the possibilities seem endless.
Wreath Styles for Any Decor
Ready to unleash your creative side? Here are some DIY wreath ideas to get you started:
Take a delicate hoop, adorn it with a few carefully chosen embellishments, and what have you got? An elegant, understated wreath that shines in its simplicity. Eucalyptus leaves, fresh evergreen sprigs, or any mix of natural foliage are ideal choices for capturing a minimalistic vibe.
Bright and Colorful
Jazz up your creation with sparkly, shiny ornament balls of varying shapes and sizes. Stay festive with shades of red and green or dare to break tradition with playful, vibrant hues that conjure the child inside each of us.
Pinecones with Pizzazz
Pinecones are a reliable choice for a traditional wreath, but why not add a little flair? Incorporating red berries and a string of lights will bring interest and sparkle to your DIY wreath.
Glitzy Gift Wrap
Craft a wreath that will impress family and friends and leave them mesmerized—all it takes is some beautiful gift wrap and little know-how. This attention-getter is a cinch to create but looks like it took hours.
The standard shape for wreaths is, of course, circular. Why not break the mold with your custom creation? Snowflakes are known for being unique, and this wreath style is no different.
Bonus idea: Eager for more? Triple the joy by making a trio of your favorite style. Connect the wreaths vertically and adorn them on your front door to dazzle passersby and visitors alike.
Wreath making is a fun way to get in the holiday spirit. Push the boundaries of your creativity and take pride in knowing you’ve crafted a decoration that your family will enjoy for years to come. Happy holidays!
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