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Wreath Ideas for Christmas

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Mary and I enjoy looking at beautiful wreath ideas for Christmas. Nothing says Christmas quite like wonderfully decorative front door wreaths on your front porch.


No matter where you live, Christmas wreaths always add to this festive holiday.

Whether you purchase a wreath or make one yourself (download our free wreath instructions below), placing a holiday wreath on your front porch will add instant charm and sparkle.


A Gorgeous Red Wreath

Beautiful Christmas wreath with red holiday ribbon



We visited Gatlinburg, TN and one of the shops had this simply gorgeous wreath on their front door. My goodness, what a welcoming, fabulous wreath.

Doesn't the red in the wreath just make the red brick "pop"?




Video: Make This Beautiful Christmas Wreath



In just a few minutes, shw shows you how to make a fresh Christmas wreath from evergreens, holly, berries, pinecones and orange slices




Video: Make This Beautiful Christmas Wreath



In just a few minutes, shw shows you how to make a fresh Christmas wreath from evergreens, holly, berries, pinecones and orange slices




snowman wreath by booturtle


Starting with three different sized wreaths, look at the adorable snowman that Booturtle made for her door. It is delightful indeed! We are honored she shared her snowman Christmas wreath instructions with us!



Christmas wreath with vintage ice skates. We saw this at Deneen's shop, Dreaming in Color.



Christmas wreath with vintage ice skates. We saw this at Deneen's shop, Dreaming in Color.



The classic wreath at the top with the vintage ice skates was on the front door of our friend Deneen's shop, Dreaming in Color. The beautiful pastel wreath on the bottom was inside her shop. Enjoy more of our pictures from visiting her artistic shop at Christmas.



Outside Christmas decor by Cottage at the Crossroads - vintage ice skate wreath


This is a another super cute ice skate wreath that Jane and Leo of Cottage at the Crossroads made for Christmas. Jane even painted a happy snowman on the skate!



triple wreaths for Christmas on Lori's front door - My Heart With Pleasure Fills
photo courtesy of My Heart With Pleasure Fills


Lori of "My Heart with Pleasure Fills" shared two of her Christmas decorating tips with us and we especially like this triple wreath.



Christmas decorations using decomesh wreath
photo courtesy of Priscillas


Priscilla also shared her deco mesh wreath idea with us. Isn't it festive? You can see more of Priscilla's Christmas decorations here.



natural wreath for christmas


Constança Cabral made this beautiful natural wreath and shares her Christmas wreath instructions with us.



Wreaths across the porch
Photo courtesy of kstraw


How easy and delightful! Three simple evergreen wreaths topped off with a red bow.






Classic Christmas Front Door Wreath
Pretty Christmas Wreath
(photo by mfoley25)


Wreaths are versatile. They can be decorated to create a theme to complement your decor or be simply elegant with just a red bow. Attach lights or electric candles and embellishments for added Christmas charm.

We know you'll love getting some imaginative ideas for outdoor Christmas wreaths from our wreath gallery.

Enjoy Charlotte's hand crafted Christmas wreath ideas courtesy of Bijou Koshy:

hand-made Christmas wreath


Christmas hand-made front door wreath


hand-made wreath with delightful red bells






We show you how easy it is to dress up a faux wreath with fresh greenery. See our wreath instructions here.






A Vintage Grapevine Wreath for Christmas

A vintage-style grapevine Christmas wreath


See how I made this nostalgic Christmas wreath for our front door.






Wreath Ideas for Christmas: Include Natural Materials

One of our favorite wreath ideas for Christmas is using natural materials in your arrangements.

What better place to get ideas than from the Williamsburg holiday wreath collection complements of Tobyotter.


frosted evergreen Christmas wreath



pine cone basket christmas wreath



Christmas wreath with wheat shafts



wreath made with faux fruit



hand-made wreath from eucalyptus leaves




Use the photos below to get more wreath ideas for Christmas. You can even combine ideas from different wreaths to create a look all your own.


hand-made wreath


Here's a nifty idea.

How about using some of your Christmas cards to decorate a wreath as in Anne's photo above. Combine the cards with festive holiday ribbons and other decorative items.

To protect the wreath on the front porch we recommend spraying the cards with clear drying glue (you can then add glitter too).


hand-made wreath


Love the combination of different types of berries to create a most colorful Christmas wreath.

If you are fond of natural wreaths, be on the look out in the fall for autumn berries in your local area. Many will last till the Christmas season.



home-made wreath


Fruit! Perfect for holiday time and for adorning a Christmas wreath. Purchase faux fruit to last much longer than fresh.



hand-made evergreen holiday wreath
Beautiful evergreen holiday wreath
photo by joyfulmommy


Boughs of evergreens are always popular. Add pinecones and other ornaments for color.



hand-made wreath


A kiss at Christmas! Now that's a novel idea.

Our thanks to the following for their photos (in order): anne.oeldorfhirsch; imcountingufoz; megapixel13; abby batchelder; marni;




Color Coordinated Wreath Idea

Here's a neat way to color coordinate an easy to make wreath. You'll need pine cones, a grape vine wreath base (other materials work just as well), a hot glue gun, glue, small brush, spray paint, glitter, ribbon (optional).

Begin by hot gluing the pine cones to the wreath base. Once dried, select a paint color of your choosing. This is a great way to coordinate the color of the wreath with that of your other porch decor or colors. Spray paint the entire wreath and let dry.

Once dry, lightly brush glue over the pine cones and then sprinkle the glitter over the wreath.

Tie a large ribbon on your wreath or add other embellishments as you wish.




How to Make a Double Looped Bow for Your Christmas Wreath



A very clear tutorial on making pretty bows for your tree or wreath

How to Make a Double Looped Bow for Your Christmas Wreath


A very well-explained tutorial on making pretty bows for your tree or wreath




Gift Ideas for Porch Lovers

Advent cabin from Plow and Hearth Beautiful pine cone berry wreath from Plow and Hearth

Sweet advent cabin and pine cone berry wreath from Plow and Hearth.



Lighted holiday sled decoration from Plow and Hearth Christmas cottage bird feeder from Plow and Hearth

This lighted holiday sled decoration would be an adorable decoration on the front porch. And if you feed birds like Dave and I do, we bet you will enjoy this cute cottage bird feeder from Plow and Hearth.



Hand hooked holiday dog pillows from Plow and Hearth Cat hand-pulled pillows from Plow and Hearth

Dog lover? Cat lover? These lovable hand-hooked dog pillows and cat pillows make an absolutely wonderful gift from Plow and Hearth.



Musical Christmas lantern from Plow and Hearth Waterhog door mat with Merry Christmas greeting from Plow and Hearth

Nothing as nostalgic as this musical Christmas lantern and snow globe. Plays eight Christmas carols and changes light colors. So enchanting! And as pretty and cheerful as this Christmas doormat is, did you know it will hold up to 1 gallon of water? Great for snowy boots. Both are from Plow and Hearth.

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For the Birds

If you like to feed the birds as we do, here's a variation on the wreath making idea above.

Make the pine cone wreath but instead of painting it, cover it with bird seed suet mixture.

I use the packaged suet available at most department or home improvement stores. Take one package and melt it over the stove in a small sauce pan. Please take care not to burn it - or yourself.

Let it cool just bit and before it solidifies, pour it over the pine cone wreath. Hang it from your porch eaves or a nearby tree. The birds will love it. Ours sure do.






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