Adorn your front door with a welcoming and lovely yarn-wrapped Valentine's Day wreath that costs around $8 to make. Plus, this project is wonderfully easy and can be personalized with your favorite colors and small embellishments. All you need is string, scissors, felt, and a styrofoam base, which you can find at your local craft store, and you're on your way to a sweet wreath.
We all like to get more mileage out of our holiday decor, especially during the transitional weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since time seems to escape us all around the holiday season, I've rounded up some cheery wreaths that can last through both seasons!
Many people let their doors do the talking during the holidays. While I don't mark every Hallmark moment with a wreath, I do find the Easter season to be a worthy contender. This year I thought I'd whip up my own door décor with a little help from my pals glitter, glue, and ribbon.
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I've had a spare grapevine wreath hanging out in my storage closet for a couple of months now and finally figured out what to do with it! I'm excited about the outcome; it's the perfect combination of wintry branches and flowers for this time of year. Check out my blog for the how-to and a link to the inspiration!
I'm all about adding a dash of Donner and Blitzen to my holiday decorating scheme, but a wreath with faux-horn embellishments may be going a little too far. The Horchow Lodge Wreath ($150) also features artificial greenery and berries, glitter, ribbon, and natural pinecones. Overlooking the rather hefty price tag, what do you think of this wreath?
If you're really concerned about making your Christmas wreath last the season, I'd recommend making an ornament wreath. But let's be honest: no number of candy-colored glass baubles beats the smell of pine boughs on your front doorstep. So I have a little trick for you that will ensure your wreath lasts well beyond Christmas.
As soon as you buy your wreath, spray it all over with a can of hair spray — any kind will do. The product will cover the wreath with a protective coating that traps in the moisture of the needles, helping to keep it fresh and looking fab 'til Rudolph and friends come galloping to your roof. That said, if your wreath is already looking dry and brittle, this trick won't work any miracles. Make sure you select a wreath with lush, green needles to begin with.
Pottery Barn's extended Black Friday sale comes to a close today, so you've got a few more hours to save 20 percent off all ornaments, garlands, and wreaths. I adore this Silver and Gold Mercury Ball Ornament ($8, from $10) with a hand-etched snowflake pattern. And I'm also sure that this Live Eucalyptus and Berry Wreath ($79, from $99) smells like heaven. Pick up just a few items and you'll be on the fast track to a sophisticated holiday! Here are some of my favorites from the sale:
Welcome your Thanksgiving guests this year with a beautiful wreath. I've found some more traditional wreaths for you to check out, as well as some more unusual versions, such as this Burgundy Magnolia Wreath ($52), which has been handcut and assembled from felted wool. I love its rich color and cool, feathery design. Whether you go with something unexpected or something more traditional, make sure that you choose a wreath that suits your home and your decorating style. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Want to create some Halloween ambiance around your home? A DIY wreath is a perfect way to get the Halloween look without spending too much time decorating with skulls, candelabras, and other spooky interior decorations. Many of these wreaths can be made in a few hours or less, and the majority will cost you very little money to make. Craft a lot of bang for your decorating buck with these Halloween-themed wreaths!
Hopefully my eggy Easter wreath DIY inspired you to break out the glitter and the styrofroam eggs. But if holiday wreaths aren't your cup of tea or you don't celebrate Easter, you can still get crafty and create a Spring-themed wreath to hang on your door this season. Here are a few lovely wreaths that you can easily re-create!