Theme Wreaths for the Holidays

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Show off your hobbies, collectibles, or color preferences in a unique themed wreath for the holidays.

Fish-Bobber Wreath

Honor a favorite pastime with a playful wreath outfitted with dozens of fishing bobbers of various sizes.

Pretty Patched Wreath

This soft and cozy wreath is a quilter's delight and the perfect way to use up scraps from other holiday projects.

Apples

Fruit is a natural for holiday decorating, and this design is perfect for country- or Williamsburg-style homes. Fresh apples add aroma and texture, but faux fruit will last longer and give a similar effect. Tuck bits of Spanish moss between the apples to fill in the gaps.

Seaside Wreath

Create a nontrational Christmas wreath with an oceanside aura. Make this refreshing beach-theme wreath using ordinary seashells and ball ornaments. See the next slide for how-to directions.

Seaside Wreath How-To

Using hot glue, adhere deer moss or Spanish moss to a twig wreath. Randomly place seashells of various sizes around the wreath, and add dried flowers and ball ornaments in coordinating colors to finish.

Santa's Tea

Teatime is the theme in this wreath dressed in red sheer ribbons. Teacups, teabags, and a container of cookies have been wired on to make a conversation starter for your hall. This is also a great way to give a themed gift without placing items in the usual gift basket.

Golf Wreath

Garage sale clubs add a whimsical note to a grapevine wreath dressed only in greenery and white ornaments that are the perfect stand-ins for golf balls.

Baby Love

This wreath is fun to make as a gift for a holiday newborn. Simply tie on tiny booties, toys, and baby bottles to decorate a wreath the new mom and dad will love.

Nascar-mania

We started our wreath with an 11-inch garden tractor tire; however, you can also make it on a wreath form painted black. Next, wire and hot-glue toy race cars and red ribbons to the base. Finish off the look with a black-and-white checkered bow.

Baking

Cookie cutters make wonderful wreath and tree decorations, yet they've been used here to make a sculptural wreath. Once the shapes are hot-glued or wired together, simply add a bow at the top and hang on a kitchen door.

Red

The theme here is red accented with purple. The variety of sizes and textures -- from mottled to shiny -- give this wreath its personality. Using several sizes also makes it easier to cover the gaps and make a wreath that looks full and elegant.

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