So Tip #12 in our Christmas decorating series is creating an unusual wreath.
I love this candy cane wreath from Better Homes and Gardens and it looks so easy to do.
I mean, that’s easy to say for someone who’s never made a wreath, but, it doesn’t look bad, right? Take a foam wreath form and glue on lots of mini candy canes. Add some ornaments and a bow!
OK. So it probably isn’t that easy and the result might be a little bit sticky, but I still love it!
I also really like both the wreaths below, even though they present completely different looks.
The wreath below left is made from Christmas cookie cutters with a traditional bow on top. It’s almost a little country style. Below right is a BHG wreath made from painted pinecones. What’s amazing about that wreath is the way the cardinals are tucked in there.
Another fave of mine is the cool yarn wreath below with pretty felt flowers. It feels so modern.
I’ve found that I’m drawn to white or light-colored wreaths, like the two below.
The one below left – from MyHomeIdeas.com – actually started as greenery. They are magnolia leaves that have been painted with white lacquer and then glued onto a wreath form. Very pretty.
Above right is a wreath that’s made of rolled sheet music. It’s perfect for the music lover!
Finally, here are a couple fun examples from HGTV. Below right is a ceiling medallion painted a pretty green and then hung with a red and white ribbon.
The wreath above left is a burlap with flowers that look like they might have come from a Goodwill flannel shirt!
Here’s how HGTV says to make this wreath:
Pick up one yard of burlap, a box of pins, a basic foam wreath form and a can of spray adhesive. Bunch up the burlap into desired formation, secure to the wreath form with spray adhesive and pins, and then cover each pin with the next bunching of burlap. Cut away the excess burlap, then add another layer of ornamentation with a bow, ribbon or floral accent.
Do you have any unusual wreaths at your house? Send me a photo.