Make a Nature-Inspired Christmas Wreath
A casual combination of seasonal colors is the perfect creation for a natural Christmas wreath. Tuck evergreen boughs into a piece of circular florist's foam, then add a few faux or fresh berry sprigs and some holly leaves. Choose an appropriate holiday message and sketch it on a piece of burlap. Pull out the side strings to fray the bulap ribbon, and attach it to the wreath.
Bonus Natural Christmas Wreath Idea: Tuck a few sticks or a faux bird's nest into an evergreen wreath for a nature-inspired look.
Make a Crafty Christmas Wreath
Whether you're a novice or an expert, fun crafts projects are a great addition to artful, one-of-a-kind holiday decorating, including Christmas wreaths. This one uses inexpensive yarn and felt in a quick project. Simply wrap the yarn around a wreath form. Cut strips of felt and roll them into circles; secure with a dab of hot glue; add center accents to each. Cut leaf shapes from felt and tuck underneath the rolled flowers. Tuck in a sprig of faux berries to finish the wreath.
Bonus Handmade Christmas Wreath Idea: Instead of yarn, wrap a wreath form in contrasting colors of felt.
Make a Country-Influenced Christmas Wreath
If your decorating style follows the less is more approach, keep this wreath in mind. Just a few keepsakes add low-key color and contrast to this pretty evergreen wreath. Rethink the placement of a wreath when you're decorating: no longer reserved for just the front door, wreaths can be placed above the fireplace, in windows, and on interior doors.
Bonus Country-Style Christmas Wreath Idea: Add a single heirloom ornament to a collection of miniature wreaths and hang them in your windows.
Make a Retro Christmas Wreath
If you don't feel bound by tradition, then unusual colors may be the perfect choice for your holiday decorating, including Christmas wreaths. Turned up a notch, more neon-inspired red and green hues lend a retro-modern vibe to this Christmas wreath. Use unexpected materials, such as yarn pom-poms and foil ornaments as accents.
Bonus Vintage Christmas Wreath Idea: Cluster costume jewelry on a wreath form for a pretty, personality-driven Christmas wreath.
Make a Foliage-Accented Christmas Wreath
There are a number of ways to add texture, subtle color, and visual interest to an ordinary Christmas wreath, including using additional foliage. Here, several varieties of succulents have been carefully wired to the wreath; the plants should retain their fresh look for a week or two. A wide blue ribbon, used as a hanger, picks up on the blue-green undertones of the plants.
Bonus Floral-Accented Christmas Wreath Idea: Add bright pops of color by wiring faux or fresh blossoms in contrasting color, such as red poinsettias, to your evergreen wreath.
Make an Ornament Christmas Wreath
-A picture perfect wreath is just a few simple steps away. -This ornament wreath is very versatile, you can make it traditional or modern. It's all about how you frame it. To make your version start with a variety of ornaments, if you're using shatter proof ornaments you don't have to worry about the tops but if you're using regular ornaments like these you're going to need to glue the tops on with a little bit of [unk] glue. The key to this wreath is the clusters. Start by taking a little bit of floral wiring and one of your ornaments, string it on to the floral wiring. I'm making clusters of different sizes, that are evenly shaped with these ornaments and that are using ornaments of various different sizes. It's all based on whatever you have around so go ahead and give that a good twist and when you do so it will just bunch these ornaments up. Take a wire cutter and snip off those ends. Then you're ready to start arranging your ornaments. It's good to think about where you want to place the ornaments ahead of time so you don't have to worry about it when you're putting them on the wreath. Since I have these evenly shaped clusters I also have a few clusters with some odd shaped ornaments. I'm going to alternate them around the wreath so no 2 clusters are exactly the same. I also have a frame and some other elements that I want to incorporate. So I'm going to make sure that I plan for that when I'm organizing my elements. Taking some of these floral wiring, go ahead and make a U shape and based on where you decided you want your ornament just slide that wiring through the wreath. Now that you have your wire placed wherever you want your ornament clusters you're ready to start attaching. Click the most secure ornament and string one of the ends of the floral wiring through that ornament. Then give it a good tight twist. I'm going to add one of these clusters with the odd shaped ornament. Once again, stringing through the loops of the ornament and twisting the wire nice and tight but this time before I ship the ends off I'm gonna make it into a group of 4 and string this ornament right on to the cluster. And give that a couple of good twists, this way it hides any of the other elements that you don't want to see. Now that I have all my elements wired to me wreath I'm ready for the frame which is a real focal point for this wreath. You can use a saying, a vintage postcard, a family photo, anything that's special to you. I already have my wires strung through and this wire is catching the wire frame on the back because this frame is just a little bit heavier than the other elements. That's all it takes to make a picture perfect wreath. Here's a tip to pervert your door from getting scratched when hanging your holiday wreath. Simply out a circular felt and stick it to your wreath with a little bit of spray adhesive. Just one step closer to a stress free holiday.