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Green-and-red apples on this unusual Christmas wreath make it pop with color. Cover a 9-inch foam circle with green sheet moss (available at crafts stores) using hot glue to secure the moss. Hot-glue pinecones around the perimeter, then add one in the center of the foam circle. Push wooden florist's picks into the base of six to seven small apples. Insert the apples into the foam around the center pinecone, securing with hot glue. Repeat this step with 14-15 larger apples inside the outer circle of pinecones. Fill the leftover space with hazelnuts, and cover any gaps with moss.
This festive wreath looks fresh and smells fragrant thanks to pears, berries, eucalyptus, and evergreen boxwood. Insert a 5-inch wooden skewer into the bottom of each pear. Place hot glue on the skewers and push them into a 9-inch square boxwood wreath. Insert springs of seeded eucalyptus and faux berries around pears, securing with hot glue.
This elegant Christmas wreath can be made with fresh or dried materials; either way, it will give your front door a sweet, fruit-inspired holiday welcome. Cut apples on one side for a flat surface and adhere to a heart-shape foam wreath using hot glue. Cover the empty spots with hypericum berries and fir branches wired to picks and pressed into the foam.
Editor's Tip: If you use fresh apples, the wreath will last approximately two weeks -- we used plastic apples so our wreath will last year after year.
For a festive, nontraditional Christmas wreath, use an elaborate ceiling medallion from a hardware store. Spray-paint the medallion black and let dry, then paint it with your favorite shade of green, allowing the crevices to remain dark. When it's dry, hang the wreath with a 3-inch-wide ribbon in a complementary color.
This festive wreath made from pinecones and ribbon has a fun star shape that will enhance natural Christmas decorations either inside your home or out. To make the wreath, cut cardboard into a star shape for the base. Hot-glue pinecones around the edges, then fill in the center. Tie a trio of ribbons into a large bow, leaving long tails, and accent the bow with clusters of berries. Hot-glue the clusters to the star's center to make a focal point, and shape the ribbon tails into spirals for the finishing touch.
The rich chartreuse beauty of moss shines when displayed on a nontraditional square wreath. Glimmering red and copper baubles add sparkling touches to the gorgeous green backdrop.
Branch out to greenery of another variety by using Aspidistra leaves to form an unusual Christmas wreath. Aspidistras (also called cast-iron plants) are common houseplants and might be available at your local greenhouse or florist.
A no-fuss grapevine wreath provides a textural backdrop for feathered friends. Spray-paint three artificial bird nests gold and four artificial birds red. Let the paint dry, then cover with spray adhesive and sprinkle with fuchsia glitter. Use florist's wire to attach the nests, and hot-glue moss around them. Add the birds, small ornaments, and artificial leaves to the wreath, securing with hot glue. Affix a gold bow to the wreath, trailing the edges through the grapevines.
Sparkle and shine this holiday season with a snowflake wreath. Snowflake die cuts are attached to the wreath form and dusted with glitter. The dazzling result will retain its impressive appearance all winter long.
Twine-wrapped wooden letters spell "Happy Holidays" for a warm winter welcome. Choose your own Christmas message with different letters using the same technique.
Create a dazzling wreath that boasts dramatic holiday style, starting with a round mirror in a square wood frame. Wrap 10-gauge wire around the handle of a broomstick to make loops. Nail or staple the looped wire to the frame. Attach small bouquets of silver and clear plastic balls. Finish by adding crystal drops.
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