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Christmas Wreath Ideas

Christmas Wreath Ideas

A wreath on the front door is a Christmas décor staple. But there are lots of fun ideas to branch out with your wreath ideas. Here are three fun ideas for a new wreath to greet guests, plus some other fun uses for this

Creative Clippings

Take any plain wreath & jazz it up with extra greenery - from your own garden! Use clippings from your Christmas tree if you pruned any branches off and snip branches from the evergreens in your landscape, to add extra texture and even fragrance to your wreath. Evergreens that look great and last a long time include:

  • Cypress
  • Juniper
  • Pine
  • Holly
  • Magnolia
  • Japanese Yew
  • Japanese Cedar
  • Boxwood
  • Camellias
  • Rosemary
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You can also add color and visual interest with:

  • Nandina foliage and berries (red and purple hues)
  • Goshiki false holly sprigs (bright yellow and green)
  • Holly berries
  • Juniper berries
  • Pine cones
  • Twisty twigs
  • Nuts in their shells
  • Fruit like apples, oranges and pears
  • Cinnamon sticks
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Design Tips

  • You can either keep it very simple with one or two additions to the wreath, or choose a great variety.
  • Odd numbers are pleasing to the eye, so choose 1, 3, 5 or 7 types of clippings then repeat them in odd numbers as you go around the wreath to create visual harmony.
  • When adding longer stems, tuck them in at an angle that follows the flow of the wreath.
  • Place all your items first, taking your time to get it just like you like; stepping back periodically to take in the bigger picture. Once you're satisfied with placement, go back and hot glue all the stems into place.
  • Spray the finished wreath with all-natural Bonide® Wilt Stop to lock in the mositure and ensure your wreath lasts through the holidays.

Delightful Decorations

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Got any old Christmas figurines or ornaments you're not using any more? Or do you have extras after decorating your tree and mantel? Use them on a wreath!

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Use ornaments and small figurines like trees, deer, snowmen, etc.

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Adhere with floral wire and/or hot glue. Add a string of bettery-operated lights if desired

Faux Real

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Fresh wreaths are wonderful, but if you're looking for a mess-free, longer-lasting option, get a faux wreath. Decorate with any number of faux items including succulents, poinsettias, berries, twigs or other faux floral and foliage pick.

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You can add any number of items to dress up a faux wreath.

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  • Battery operated lights
  • Ornaments or small décor items
  • Preserved moss or pine cones

Other Wreath Uses

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Wreaths on your doors and windows are a timeless classic, but there are other fun ways to incorporate wreaths into your Christmas decorations.

  • Try a wreath as candle ring - a great table centerpiece
  • Hang a wreath in front of a mirror
  • Place a wreath on top of a piece of pottery or urn then fill with stems and clippings for a low-maintenance winter planter by the front door
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Use a wreath under your pie plate or around the base of your cake stand to showcase your delicious dessert at Christmas dinner or a party

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Add a wreath at regular intervals along your fence line

Add a wreath to your mailbox to extend your decorations all the way to the street