A Southern-style Christmas is about fresh greenery, fresh fruit, fresh flowers and plenty of good food. On HGTV's "Celebrity Holiday Homes," designer Brandon Branch draws on these for inspiration as he makes over Trisha Yearwood's Nashville home for the holidays.
Take the do-it-yourself approach with a weather-proof paper wreath. To make this, you'll need to pick up a foam or wire wreath form, weather-proof paper, acrylic paint or spray paint in two colors, and adhesive dots. Fold the weather-proof paper onto itself creating a conical. Use a bead of hot glue to keep each conical held together, then glue it in place on the wreath form. Add texture and shape by placing adhesive dots on the conicals, then use the spray paint to create an ombre effect with two shades of the same color. This can also be done by hand with a paint brush and acrylic paint.
For a textural approach, wrap twine, in assorted colors and thicknesses, around a foam wreath form. Use glue to attach the end of the twine to the back of the wreath, and embellish with felt holly leaves and berries.
Bump up your holiday decor's warm-and-fuzzy factor with this playful wreath. Kids will love combining pom-poms of different sizes, textures and colors to create a one-of-a-kind look. Check local fabric stores for a readymade pom-pom garland to wrap around the foam wreath form to make quick work of covering the foam then layer on single pom-poms, attaching them with fabric or hot glue.
To create the paint chip flowers, cut the end of the chip at a 45-degree angle with scissors, then twist around until a conical form takes shape. Add a generous bead of hot glue to the back where the two edges of the paint chips meet. Make several flowers in assorted colors and attach them to a foam wreath using hot glue, tightly placing them side by side until the wreath is completely covered.
Instead of the basic round wreath, try a square version this holiday season. Add organic texture and bold green flair to the wreath form by covering it with moss. Punch up the contrast with faux cranberries or small glass ornaments.
The holiday season is all about glitz and glamor. Dress up a plain wreath with ornaments, pine cones, ribbon and leaves in your favorite metallic: bronze, copper, silver or gold. Design by HGTV fan Rachel Wallis
Crushed beer can and bottle-top wreaths don't fit every situation, but they're right at home in a bachelor pad or man cave. To create, crush the cans into interesting shapes then use pliers or metal-cutting shears to create a hole in the back of each can. Poke picture wire through the holes, then fasten the cans tightly to a grapevine wreath form.