5 Simple and Fun Wreath Ideas

 December 11, 2013
Posted by jenn

There’s nothing like a wreath to bring in the holiday spirit! And luckily, there are many ways to wrap a wreath. From lights to fruit, and even hand-written wishes, you’ll see that wreaths can be more than green. Read on below for 5 simple and fun ideas to spice up a wreath you already have or to make a new one to add to your holiday decoration collection!0712-light-wreath_300

1. Electrifying Wall Decor

For an electrifying wreath, wrap a wire wreath frame with a string of lights, making sure to leave enough slack to reach the plug; otherwise, use an extension cord.0212-twig-wreath_300

2. Wreath Filled with Wishes

Hang an unadorned twig wreath in a spot where guests can’t miss it. Set out red Magic Markers and small plain cards on a table next to it. Post a little sign asking visitors to scribble a greeting or a wish for the upcoming New Year, along with their names, and have them slip the notes into the wreath.pine-cone-wreath_300

3. Frosting on the Door

With a bit of spray paint, you can transform a wreath into something befitting a winter wonderland.index

4. Embellish a Wreath

An even simpler way to make a pine cone wreath your own: Decorate it with colorful ornaments.oranges

5. Twist on a Traditional Wreath

Instead of the traditional evergreen, try a homemade wreath of citrus fruits. Start with a circular piece of florist’s foam, then use wooden florist’s picks to secure large items, such as oranges, first. Continue with smaller fruit―kumquats, clementines, limes. Tie with a thick velvet ribbon.

…His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!  The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath…

Happy Christmas (decorating) to all!