Home For The Holidays

11 different wreaths to celebrate the season

In addition to the crowds, the shopping, the baking and the eating, the holidays bring an opportunity to dress up your home inside and out. From traditional to edible, the options are endless when it comes to wreaths.

1.         Stay with tradition — hang a fragrant evergreen wreath on your front door. You can buy one pre-made or make your own (see Dolores Monet’s site for instructions)

2.        In the Southwest?Make a succulent wreath like this one featured in Better Homes & Gardens (how-to instructions on their site here)

3.        Light up the night— hang a wreath of lights on your front door (be sure to tape the electric cord securely out of the way) like this one from Real Simple

4.        More is better— why hang one when you can hang three? Like these from Marth Stewart (available at Grandin Road)

5.        Bring on the bling — satin ribbon, costume jewelry, faux gems… if it glitters, sparkles or gleams, it goes on this pretty wreath (featured on Better Homes and Gardens)

6.        Want something different? Hang a beautiful basket full of seasonal flowers and greens like paperwhites, juniper and moss (like this one from Southern Living)

7.        Hang ‘em high — if you have the room, this wreath chandelier (see the how-to on Martha Stewart) packs a punch

 

8.        The things you can do with an old bike tire — add some glitter, a few starfish and some coral and voila! For step by step instructions, go to DIYNetwork.

9.        Simple and surprising — lights and lacy doilies make for a striking combination (featured on Martha Stewart)

10.      Hang it… or eat it? For the bakers, this gorgeous wreath from Fancy Flours relies on snowflake cookie cutters, sparkling sugar, silver dragees, royal icing and a lot of cookies.

11.        Protect your door — use a door hanger for your wreath rather than driving a nail into it. Try the “Clever Hanger” or the “Zip ‘n Hang” for easy-to-use, invisible door hangers.

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