Wreaths, of all shapes and sizes, are telltale signs that a new season has arrived. Whether yours finds a home on the front door, above a mantel, or in the kitchen, wreaths add a hint of magic and nostalgia anywhere they're placed. We’ve pulled together a few simple ideas to spruce up your holiday wreath this season.
Here’s what you’ll need to spruce up your wreath:
+ Your favorite fresh or faux wreath. (For the holidays, consider pine or cedar. It functions as a great foundation and has a classic style.)
+ Small decor pieces such as: bells, pinecones, ornaments, floral or berry stems, ribbon, or dried orange slices.
+ Scissors or floral shears.
+ Floral wire—preferably in the same color as your wreath.
Now that you have all of the essentials, it’s time to add a flourish (or two) to your wreath:
Bells: For a Stately Look
Hang a bell in the center of your wreath to add a simple and shiny finish.
(Della Cedar Wreath with a holiday bell)
Ribbon: For a Simple Yet Pulled-Together Look
Cut 2-3 feet of your favorite ribbon and tie it in a loose bow, attach it to the wreath, and let it hang naturally—allowing the ends to fall just below the bottom edge of the wreath.
Ornaments: For a Festive Look
Space out ornaments around your wreath and hang them just as you would from a Christmas tree. If extra reinforcements are needed, use floral wire to secure the ornaments in place.
Letters + Phrases: For a Personalized Look
Personalize your wreath by adding a festive greeting or a letter that signifies your family name.
Whether you borrow a look of ours or find yourself inspired to create a look of your own, we hope your wreath brings you delight all season long!
Before you go, a flourish (or two) more: