A handmade wreath will add a unique festive touch to your home, whether you hang it on your front door to welcome guests or use it as the focal point for a room. Traditionally, wreaths were made of a mixture of evergreens such as holly and ivy. Today a wide variety of natural and man-made materials can be used to make wreaths to go with any decorating theme. Here are some Christmas wreath ideas to spark your creativity.
Buy a cheap artificial evergreen wreath from a discount store to use as a base and completely transform it. Spray the wreath with simulated snow. Collect pine cones and spray-paint them silver or gold. Use thin wire to attach them to the base. Brighten up the design with miniature red Christmas tree baubles.
Cut several long lengths of birch or willow fronds and soak them overnight to make them more pliable. Wrap them in a circular shape and secure with wire. Gather winter foliage such as holly branches with berries and weave the stems between the layers of twigs ensuring that the wire is covered by the leaves.
Construct a wreath from a store-bought Christmas garland. These are made for decorating staircases and mantelpieces and tend to feature fabric leaves and artificial berries. Use wire cutters to remove the hook from a wire coat hanger. Bend it into a circular shape and twist the ends together with pliers. Wind the garland around the circle and secure with thin wire.