A holiday wreath is a staple in most Christmas decorations. They adorn the front door, entryway, and hang in the kitchen or above the fireplace mantle. They are even finding themselves above the garage door or hanging on the home’s exterior windows. They come in a variety of styles, and many people will buy premade ones and tweak it a bit to personalize the piece. Even with all the how-to websites, the best place to purchase a holiday wreath is still online. The selection is great, and with just a few keystrokes, it’s on its way to its new home.
What styles does a holiday wreath come in?
This type is basic and comes as-is. There are no lights, no ribbon, and no decorations. Whether it is made of pine, twig, burlap, ribbon, or other material, there are no other adornments. In other words, it is a base from which someone can create their own unique holiday wreath.
This option comes pre-strung with lights. They may be electric or battery operated. Bulbs can be traditional or LED, however, LED is gaining a lot of traction due to its improved output and longevity. Typical light strand colors are either green or white, and that will depend on the base color of the material used for the wreath. The lights can also vary, from multi-colored bulbs to pure white.
For those that are creatively challenged, this is a terrific option. A decorative holiday wreath has all the work and adornments already added. They come in various styles like sports themed, Santa, snowmen, ornate, Disney themed, whimsical, and many more. Most often they have lights, but some do not. The materials that are used vary just as much as the wreath itself. Many are now made of burlap or mesh, but the traditional pine is still the outstanding favorite. These are ideal for the front door to help set the tone for what’s on the inside for holiday visitors to expect.
What are some creative ways to decorate a standard wreath?
The options are endless and really depend on personal taste, but here is a sampling of popular items:
- Floral picks
- Ribbon picks
- Fruit picks
- Bird picks
- Burlap bows
- Pine sprigs
- Colored or white lights
For someone that wanted to create their own unique décor, what are some suggestions?
First would be to choose the base material of choice and the size. The size is important since a larger piece would look quite odd in a small space, and vice versa. The material might be pine or twig, for example. Then choose whether or not it will have lights and the type of lights preferred. Next would be how to decorate it, and this is where personal preference really comes in. Some people prefer something simple like sprigs of berries and birds, while others say go big or go home. For something in between, start with assessing where the middle of the circle is. Sounds strange, yes, but there tends to be a high spot and a low spot. Once the center is found, work from that point and out and around. It may be adding ribbon around the entire circle, and then placing an odd number of festive picks to one side or the other, or just adding a large bow to complete the look. Regardless of what is chosen, the result will be something that can be hung up and enjoyed by all who pass by.