Wreaths Buying Guide

From a welcoming accent on a table to a decorative burst of color over a mantel, the opportunities for using holiday wreaths have expanded well past the front door. Learn about the types and styles available as you make your seasonal selections.

Types of Wreaths

Types of Wreaths

Much like the holiday tree, the holiday wreath is an iconic image that homeowners have used for decades. While the classic evergreen wreath is still a beautiful decorating standby, today's push toward personalized holiday accents has opened wide the options for all types and styles of wreaths. And homeowners aren't limited to one wreath on the front door. In addition to traditional versions, there are advent wreaths, swags, centerpieces, specialty shapes, and specialty materials. Review this list of the types of wreaths to find the one—or ones—that work for your home.


Traditional wreaths are typically made from some sort of evergreen material and fashioned into a circular shape.

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Etsy - OurSentiments

Summer Wreath Autumn Decor Burlap Wreath Door wreaths Summer wreaths for door Evergreen Wreath Burlap Wreath We used lovely, soft ...hydrangeas for this design, and the base is created from a sturdy grapevine base. Measurements: 6 hydrangeas 1517 inches 10 hydrangeas 2022 inches These measurements are taken from the entire diameter of the wreath, including foliage, etc. You can choose to personalize your wreath with the 12 hand painted vine style monogram or 9.5 block style. Please let us know your monogram choice in the notes to seller section at check out. We CAREFULLY package every item to ensure it arrives in perfect condition. The box is sturdy and makes a great storage container for your wreath. This would make a wonderful gift for a birthday, house warming, anniversary, house warming, etc. We will ship directly to the recipient and include a card with your personal note. Do you need a wreath hanger for your door? SHIPPING IS FREE WHEN PURCHASED WITH A WREATH. View our selection here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/OurSentiments?sectionid13453831 Our entire selection of wreaths can be viewed here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/OurSentiments?refshopsectionshophomeleftnav If displaying your wreath outdoors, please choose a protected area to help extend the life of your wreath. read more

Etsy - TiffanysWreathCo

Introducing, the Copacabana summer wreath, perfect for bringing out your inner Lola! Made on an 18 grapevine wreath form, this wre...ath is detailed with faux florals that are bright and vibrant in yellows and oranges! A lush variety of faux greens surround these florals and a burlap ribbon hangs from atop. I put a lot of detail, time and love into every one of my wreaths. My business and making sure my customers are happy is very important to me! Thanks for stopping by my store! Tiffany read more

Etsy - NotableWreaths

This lovely multicolored burlap wreath is made with gray burlap, cream burlap and mustard yellow burlap and accented with a gray a...nd cream chevron bow and Gray and off white Chevron throughout and a wooden letter of your choice A Z available. Wreath pictured measures at around 17 to 18. read more

Etsy - BitsofBlissCreations

If you love nature you are sure to love this wreath. It was carefully handcrafted on a 16 grapevine wreath form with branches spre...ading out to 26 from side to side. It was made with a cute little handcrafted pine cone owl, faux pink and white flowers, and greenery. All of my wreaths are carefully packaged in a sturdy box perfect for off season storage. If hanging your wreath outdoors choose a sheltered area to protect and extend the life of your wreath. Please contact me if you have any issues with your order. I would like to hear from you directly rather than through the feedback system. I would love to sort out any problems involving your order so that you will be 100% satisfied with your purchase! If you arent satisfied with your purchase, please contact me for a refund within 5 days of receipt. After contact is made, the item must be on its way back to me within 5 business days to receive a refund. I must receive the item before a refund is issued. Customers are responsible for shipping fees associated with returns. After I receive the item in good condition and in the original packaging, I will refund your original payment. Shipping costs are nonrefundable. Thank you for visiting my shop. read more

Advent Wreaths

Advent wreaths resemble traditional wreaths, but with one important distinction: They have candles (either real or battery- or electric-powered) that homeowners light to recognize the passing of the advent calendar.


Although inspired by the materials of traditional wreaths, swags differ in form. They are typically vertically oriented and gathered at or near the top.

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Etsy - SeasonalAccent

Halloween Wreath Halloween Swag Halloween Lantern Swag Black and White Swag Ghost Wreath Ghost Swag Halloween Decoration Ghost Bla...ck and White Lantern Swag or Wreath/Swag It is black and white, with white ghosts, 3 different black and white ribbon layers, and Black Halloween sprigs. It can attach to a door or tie to your Halloween Lantern! Measures: 37 long x 17 (up and down ribbon length with tails) SHIPPING OVERAGES WILL BE REFUNDED! Feel free to convo me your zipcode for a more accurate shipping price. Each design is handcrafted! We use high quality silks and accents to make our designs elegant and unique! If you are purchasing two or more, convo prior to purchase to adjust the shipping cost. Most Hats and arrangements are sent out priority unless it is not cost efficient. If the item is traveling far, it will be sent out first class to save on shipping costs. If you need expedited shipping or have special instructions, feel free to contact me prior to purchase. All sales final. Please read hat sizes. If you have any questions, please convo me prior to purchase. Check us out on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/englishrosedesignsoh read more


Create a cheery mood in any room with this prelit swag garland. Featuring 100 clear lights for a fun look, this swag is decked out... in pine cones for a woodsy slant. Features: Dimensions: 108 inches long x 12 inches wide x 12 inches high Accent Type:... read more

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Made of polyvinyl chloride. Graceful swag garland in green shade. Comes with 1080 tips to decorate as you wish. Suitable for indoo...r use. Dimensions: 144L x 18W in.. read more


Decorate for Christmas by hanging this nine-foot mixed swag garland in your residence. The 100 warm white LED lights give off a so...ft glow that captures attention. Accent Type: Garland Material: Plastic Season or Holiday: Christmas, Winter Color: Green... read more


Some wreaths are designed to lie flat on a surface, such as a dining table or side table, to be used as a focal point. The wreath may surround a vase of flowers or a collection of candles.

Specialty Shapes

Wreaths may also be shaped into distinct forms that call to mind holiday images, such as a candy cane.

Specialty Materials

Wreaths are no longer made strictly of evergreen sprigs or other plant materials. Some wreaths are created from a variety of items, such as jingle bells, felt flowers, or paper.

Product Features

Product Features

No two wreaths are created the same. What differentiates them is not just the type but the product features that give them their special flair and beauty. And a wreath with features appropriate for the front door may differ greatly from one that works on the tabletop or over the mantel. When you start your hunt for the wreath or wreaths you need this season, review considerations such as fresh or faux flowers and greenery; hangers; dried materials; accents; and pre-lit wreaths. Here's how to sort through the product features that will influence your purchase.

Fresh or Faux Flowers and Greenery

The plant materials used to make many wreaths can be real or fake. Real evergreens, foliage, or flowers will not last beyond the season, but they often provide a welcoming scent or feel. While faux materials will not have those fresh qualities, they will last for multiple years.


If a wreath is to be hung on a wall or door, it should have a convenient hanger—either a hook or some other mechanism—that will not damage the surface behind it.

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Etsy - theshabbystitchery

Baseball Home Plate Door Hanger Home Plate is made of a cotton canvas. Edges are serged to prevent fraying. The word Home and base...ball stitches are painted on. The canvas is attached to a wooden dowel and back twine for easy hanging. Hanger is adorned with an elaborate burlap bow. The canvas is 15 x 15 inches. read more

Pier 1 Imports
$19.95 $15.96

White. 4.50"W x 4.50"D x 29"H. Wrought iron. Handcrafted. Hand-painted. For indoor/outdoor use. Exclusively Pier 1 Imports - Handc...rafted and hand-painted, our wrought iron wreath chandelier is an unusual yet beautiful way to show off your wreath (sold separately). read more

Pier 1 Imports
$19.95 $15.96

Bronze. 4.50"Dia x 29"H. Wrought iron. Handcrafted. Hand-painted. For indoor/outdoor use. Exclusively Pier 1 Imports - Hand-painte...d in a bronze finish, our wrought iron wreath chandelier is an unusual yet beautiful way to show off your wreath (sold separately). read more


With minimal effort and no hooks, our Double Door Garland Hanger lets you instantly trim every interior or exterior doorway with h...oliday greenery. Simply adjust the hanger to the width of the doorway, position inside the doorjamb, and push up to lock... read more

Dried Materials

Some wreaths may be created with dried plant or flower materials. If carefully stored, cared for, and displayed, these wreaths may last for several years.

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Cost Plus World Market

Foliage And Floral -Featuring winterbud and lavenders, our wreath is inspired by the French countryside and can dress up your door... season after season. Handcrafted in Oregon, this piece brings your home a warm organic feel. Material: , Color:. Also could be used forlive plants, plants, fresh plants,fresh wreath, live wreath, wreaths, live plants, fresh plants,live lavender wreath,lavender,spiral eucalyptus, statice ,outdoor decor,succulents,house plants,terrarium,hanging plant,lavender,wreath, outdoor wreaths, giftable plants,plant gifts. By Cost Plus World Market.10013893 read more

Etsy - CreationsByCarol13

This large twig wreath is made from dried flowers grown and dried on my farm. The twig wreath is decorated with green seeded eucal...yptus, green willow eucalyptus, bearded wheat, nigella, flax and a burlap bow. It is about 26 in diameter from twig to twig. Perfect for a bigger area, or over a fireplace. For long life keep away from sunlight and should not be used outdoors. To clean use a feather duster or blow dryer on low. This item is perishable and is not returnable. Thank you for visiting my shop. read more

Jane Seymour
$170.00 $133.99

Dimensions: 24 diam. x 5D in.. Bamboo, plastic, polyester, and wire construction. Light green and green finish. Floral type design.... Ideal for Spring, Easter, and Mother's Day. Arrives ready to hang. Suitable for indoor or covered outdoor use. The Jane Seymour 24 in. Dried Silk Hydrangea Wreath is excellent for celebrating Spring or gifting for Mother's Day. This arrangement features an abundance of plush petals, adds an air of softness, and flaunts a lime green hue that gives it a refreshing essence. read more

Jane Seymour

Overall Dimensions: 24L x 4W x 24H in.. Perfect accent for winter or spring. For indoor or shaded outdoor use. Beautiful blue faux... hydrangea petals. Weighs only 3 lbs.. Over the fireplace or on the door, the Jane Seymour Light Blue Dried Hydrangea 24 in. Wreath provides a beautiful floral focal point to your traditional- or nature-themed décor. This thick, full wreath is brimming with a plethora of blue artificial hydrangea petals. At only 3 lbs., the wreath is easy to hang anywhere you choose. Keep the piece indoors or in a shaded spot that doesn't receive much sun to keep the colors vibrant. read more


Ribbons, bells, pinecones, and nuts are just a few of the materials used to add color and texture to wreaths. They may come with the wreath or be added later


Just as some artificial trees are pre-lit, some wreaths (made of either real or faux greenery) also can be pre-lit and powered by battery or electrical cord.

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Kurt Adler

Complete your holiday dcor with this Kurt Adler 18-inch pre-lit LED wreath! Perfect for hanging on the door and greeting your gues...ts, this pre-lit wreath contains 20 battery-operated warm LED lights to signal the entry-point to your home. But this... read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

A wreath is often the face of your home at the holidays: Placed on the front door, it establishes a welcome for friends and family and hints at the decorating inside. That's why you want to make sure any purchase works for your home, your budget, and your time constraints. Carefully review purchase considerations, including size, cost, style, and care and storage, to find a wreath that will last as long as you need it to and fit the style you want.


Size is probably the biggest purchase consideration for wreaths. Measure the space where you intend to use the wreath before you buy it to ensure it will fit adequately.


Cost varies widely with wreaths. Size is certainly a factor, as is material (fake is not necessarily more or less expensive than real).


Wreaths come in a range of styles, giving homeowners multiple options for an appropriate purchase. Contemporary wreaths may be made of silvery jingle bells, for example, while retro-inspired wreaths can be constructed of vintage-looking ornaments.

Care and Storage

Wreaths made from live greenery may have to be regularly spritzed with water to ensure they stay vibrant throughout the holiday. Faux wreaths will probably have to be dusted and stored in a cool, dry, dark spot to protect them from fading.

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