Now that we have replaced our front door, I must have a lovely Christmas Wreath to show it off perfectly 🙂
There are some stunning wreaths available and for the creative among you no shortage of ideas and “how to’s” on making your own. Here are a few ideas to start you off.
Dried red roses, white berries, and bay leaves are stuck into florist’s foam to create this beautiful burst of colour.
Good Enough To Eat
Artificial apples, pinecones, eucalyputus, juniper come together to produce this stunning display.
More Of Your 5 A Day
A simple pinecone wreath is transformed into a winter wonderland with a can of white spray paint.
All Lit Up
A traditional display of gold organza ribbon, fairy lights and pine cones makes a beautiful arrangement.
Put A Cork In It
This looks a little tricky so I’ll let the experts at Good Housekeeping tell us how to make it. But I do quite like the idea of getting to drink 22 bottles of wine between now and Christmas all in the name of creativity 🙂
Take about 22 corks of the same size and 22 small (3/8 of an inch) red bells bought from a crafts store. Drill a small hole (just big enough to fit your wire through) 1/4 of an inch from the top of each cork and another 1/4 of an inch from the bottom. It is very important to make sure all the drilled holes at the top line up with the holes at the bottom. Using long, green floral wire, push the wire though all the bottom holes of the corks. Leave enough wire at both ends when finished for tying closed later. Cut another long piece of floral wire to string the tops of the corks together, alternating with the bells. Tie ends of wire at the top and bottom, twisting to close and make a wreath shape. Hang with length of ribbon.
There is zero chance that this would survive till Christmas Day in our house. And yes it would be me picking the marshmallows off each time I walked past it!!
Who said wreaths have to be round?
Well actually the Christians did! The circle symbolises God’s eternity having no beginning and no end. But this square also has no beginning and no end….. so I rule it counts !!! 🙂
I am going with an artificial one myself this year as I want to have lights on it and this is the one I’ve chosen.
(It’s not a great picture as I took the photo this evening when there was no natural light).
It is very traditional with red apples, berries and pinecones but I’m hoping it will look well against our black door. I will try to remember to post a photo of it when it’s actually on the door 🙂
Are you making a Christmas Wreath this year? If you are I’d love to see it. Send me a link or upload a photo to my Facebook page.