Christmas wouldn’t look quite as cheery without festive wreaths to adorn your front door, mantel, or a showcase spot in your home. For centuries, these decorations have symbolized strength, endurance or victory. Though traditional wreaths are crafted out of evergreen branches, today’s wreaths can be made from just about anything to add a touch of Christmas magic—or sophistication—to your entryway. These Pinterest-inspired wreaths are a great start for your holiday decorations.
Traditional Style with a Modern Twist
If you want to welcome visitors into your home with a traditional wreath with an updated spin, this DIY-craft might be the way to go. Depending on the colors and ornaments you choose, you can dress this wreath up or down to match your overall Christmas decor.
All you’ll need is a grapevine wreath, a wooden letter (something significant to you – could be the first initial of your last name), craft paint, a few shatter-proof ornaments, and ribbon/netting to complete the look.
All these materials are easy to find at your local craft store. The process is simple: paint the letter (stripes or polka dots are a great touch), then attach the letter, ornaments, and ribbon to the wreath to decorate. For more detailed instructions check out SusieHarrisBlog.com.
Peppermint Twist: A Sweet, Seasonal Touch
Cater to your (and your guests’) sweet tooth with this fun wreath! All you need is a lot of candy canes, a foam wreath form, cheerful checkered ribbon, and small red ornaments to create this one-of-a-kind, whimsical welcome to your home.
Wintry Pine Cone Wreath
First, wrap a white ribbon around the foam wreath. Next, layer the candy canes around the wreath and hot glue each piece of candy into place. Loop the ribbon into an oversized bow, then attach the bow to the bottom of the wreath. Pro tip: remember not to eat all of the craft supplies while you’re creating this one.
If a monochromatic color scheme is more your style, try this easy-to-craft pine cone wreath inspired by the folks at Real Simple. A few pine cones, a bit of spray paint, and a few metallic leaves add to a festive arrangement for your front porch. Simply spray paint the pine cones with white paint, arrange the cones around a wreath mold and embellish with metallic leaves and ribbon.
Classic Pinecone Wreath
For a minimalist approach, try this super easy design featured at U Create Crafts. The ribbon makes all the difference. All you need are pine cones, brown spray paint, hot glue, a foam wreath form, and ribbon. Spray paint the wreath form, glue the cones to the form and then attach a ribbon of your choice to hang the wreath. Easy, classic and elegant.
Holly and Bells Wreath
If you want a traditional, vintage welcome wreath for your front door, this style is sure to please. From the traditional evergreen to the red holly berries and bells wired in, this wreath brings back memories of old-fashioned Christmases.
All you need is a wire wreath form, evergreen cuttings, florist wire and tape, bells, and ribbon to craft this wreath for your home. Loop the bells onto an 8-inch section of wire. Attach the evergreen to the wreath form, glue the bells to the wreath and attach the ribbon for classic Christmas Carol charm.