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Christmas Wreath Decorating

Christmas Wreath Decorating Ideas

The best and easiest Christmas wreaths are a fundamental part of the Christmas decorating process. How do you create this beautiful wreath? Here are some tips and ideas for you!

First, decide whether you will use artificial or real garland in your holiday decorating. My vote is always for the artificial. They don't shed, always look great and store very well.


Christmas Wreath Decorating...Inside or Outside?

Determine where your Christmas wreaths will be placed. Many people assume that the wreath(s) will be placed on the exterior, but not necessarily. 

EXTERIOR: Walk outside your home and look at all of the exterior windows. Is there some symmetry there that will be enhanced with a wreath hanging in each window?

Some home exteriors will look more beautiful than others, so be honest in your evaluation. (If your home has a double entry door, hang a wreath at both doors, not just one door.)

If you decide that, yes, a wreath hanging in each window would be great, then purchase a wreath of appropriate size (measure before you shop!) and hang it from florist wire, on the inside or outside depending on your particular home.

A beautiful Christmas wreath hanging on the exterior of your front door could be adorned with accents that blend in and accentuate the exterior of your home.

For example, I lived in a Craftsman style home for several years, and placed a simple grapevine wreath on the exterior of the home in each window. I also placed a candle light on the interior of each window. For the front door, I continued the grapevine theme and added some natural 'twigs' and berries.


Christmas Decorating Ideas...My Favorite Things!

I searched long and hard to find unique decor for you, to dress up your home for the holidays. See what I've found for Christmas, 2017...

Nothing says 'holidays' better than a fuzzy faux fur mantel scarf! It adds instant style and a sense of the special time the holidays bring.

White-on-white styling with silver accents is awesome, too. 65"w x 10"d; $35.


Fanciful Reindeer and Ornaments removable and reusable wall decor will create a memorable display!

The wood patterned reindeer silhouette includes dangling ornaments in a variety of colors and styles. Place them as you wish 32" x 50", $26.99 from Roommates Decor

Serve your holiday guests with this 20 pc. nostalgic earthenware set.  Four each of dinner, salad, canape plates, 4 bowls and 4 mugs, in a red, green & brown vintage pattern set on an ivory background with twig style rim accent. Darling!  $100.00


Such a unique tree, I just had to include it!

Crafted of PVC and metal, 1137 tips and a sage frosted tree design, this 7 ft pre-lit hard needle Christmas Tree will be the focal point of your natural holiday decor. $410.00


I love the delicate detail of these handcrafted textured glass tealight lanterns from our friends at Plow & Hearth.

Battery powered LED bulbs create a safe way to light up these lanterns. $5.00 to $35.00 ea.



Hand blown glass trees with a lovely, rippled look are stunning. Display them as a pair or combine them with other, colorful holiday decor.

Small tree is 4.75" x 9"; Large is 5" x 12". $25 - $35


Use just one or purchase them all, this trio of faux fresh cypress topiaries will create a naturally colorful holiday look in your home.

At 22", 30" and 37" high, they are so versatile! $25 - $50


Happy Holidays quote that can be placed anywhere in your home, then removed and stored for next year!

Would look great in an entry, family room, or any area of your home. $23.99

Keep the reason for the season in your heart and in your home with this beautifully crafted Holy Family from Enesco Foundations. Gorgeous detail.

Size 8" x 12", $100



Natural looking noble fir needles with pine cones, eucalyptus and cypress create a beautiful holiday wreath and garland, offered in both lit and unlit options.

Priced from $85 to $169


Forego the tree skirt for a natural mango wood and galvanized metal tree collar. Also offered in seagrass, coastal shells, woven, and 'Santa belt' styles.

$160


How adorable are these little reindeer tealight holders, with their holly berry antlers and hand painted bodies?

They're sure to bring holiday cheer to your home! 16" and 19" high, $28 - $36


Ideas for Holiday Decorating

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INTERIOR: You may have the perfect spot in your Entry for a beautiful holiday wreath. Perhaps over the fireplace mantel, or shown as above...part of a vignette that suits the decorating style of your home. The options are many, and there are no rules when it comes to where in your home a wreath should or should not be placed.

I always suggest that you remove the 'non holiday' decor from your home during the holidays, to avoid that nasty cluttered look. Same goes for the walls. If you are thinking of hanging a wreath, or other holiday art, inside your home, take down some of the other wall decor to make room.

Creating your own  Christmas wreath will always produce a unique result as opposed to purchasing one already made up (unless you can find just what you are looking for that suits your decor really well!)

Use florist wire to attach your accents to the wreath. Select a style of wreath that compliments your decor, so it may be greenery, grapevine, white feathers, etc. Just make sure it fits in with your home's established decor!

Natural Holiday Wreathes

Is your home decor French Country? Then you may want to use a grapevine wreath with fruit, for example, for your holiday decorating. Continue the theme you have already established in your home.

Determine the two or three primary colors that make up your color palette. Then, use those colors to select accents for your Christmas wreath decorating.


Share your holiday decor with our readers...show off your beautiful home!

It's easy...just go to the Holiday Decorating page and complete the simple form. You can upload your photos, too!

Go to a craft store and look for small items, bulbs, ribbon, etc that you can use on your wreath. Whatever you select, make sure it also fits the theme, or style of your overall home decor.

Not sure what to do? Keep it simple! Use real or faux greenery, add a ribbon bow (please, purchase the ribbon that matches your decor and make the bow!) with florist wire and you're done.

When you create the bow, make sure it is large enough and the stems of the bow hang to the lower edge of the wreath.

Whatever you decide to do, have fun, use the color palette and decor them you have already established, and your Christmas wreath will be a success!

Now that you're motivated to find the perfect wreath(s) for your holiday decorating, why not start right here? You'll find a variety of styles, sizes, colors and price points. Have fun!





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