Wreaths are a tried-and-true Christmas decoration and an easy way to give your front door holiday spirit. Homemade wreaths show off your personality and creativity, and making your own holiday decorations can save you money and ensure you stand out on your block. They also can inspire other door accents, such as a doorknob hanger, a decorative knocker, or an urn placed at the base of the door.
To decorate your front door with a classic look, craft a Christmas wreath from live materials, such as long pine needles, boxwood, or pinecones. A simple circle is a timeless wreath shape, but squares, rectangles, and other shapes also work well in a traditional design.
Accents for a traditional wreath can include berries, bows, and ornaments. Get creative with cinnamon sticks, bird nests, flowers, nuts, small gifts, paper snowflakes, or beads. To keep the look traditional, choose a monochromatic design or stick to classic red-and-green colors.
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Christmas door decorations should reflect your personal style, so if a traditional round wreath made from greenery and pinecones doesn't suit you, take a more modern approach. With just a little creativity, you can craft a standout wreath for your front door.
The simplest way to add a twist to an old tradition is to use unexpected material for the wreath base. If you like natural materials, opt for grapevine or moss dressed up with colorful ball ornaments and an oversize bow. Or make a wreath from a collection of like items, such as apples or feathers, and hang it without fussy adornments. This look also works well with purchased elements, including candy canes, paper snowflakes, ornaments, and costume jewelry.
Another way to make an eyecatching Christmas is to give it an unusual shape, such as a square or a rectangle. You also can create a variety of interesting designs by hanging several wreaths together, either side-by-side or in layers.
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