Use two textured ribbons, like velvet and brocade options in complementary hues, to create a beautiful bow at the bottom of your wreath. Fill out the rest of the wreath with ornaments and flowers. Design by HGTV fan Leanne Michaels Interiors.
Instead of stuffing artificial wreaths in plastic tubs, keep your wreaths fresh, untangled and ready for the next season using a coat rack. Blogger Karen Way of Sew Many Ways shows how to achieve the ultimate in wreath organization with hangers, plastic bags and labeled boxes to hold wreath decorations.
Trios of various-sized wreaths can be used to create snowman yard sculptures, too. To create this look you'll need three wreaths slightly ranging in diameter as well as a wooden stake on which to attach them. First, have 1x2-inch pressure-treated lumber cut approximately eight inches longer than the finished height of the three stacked wreaths. Stake the lumber into the ground using a rubber mallet or hammer, then secure each of the wreaths to the lumber using a drill and exterior screws. Place each wreath onto each screw, then dress up the snowman with accessories to achieve a festive, holiday look.
Small wreaths are great for filling multi-tiered dessert stands with texture, color and pattern, resulting in the look of a tabletop sculpture. For a touch of ambiance, consider using bottom tiers solely for wreaths, and then use the top wreath for holding candles.
Dress up hurricanes or pillar candles with miniature wreaths used as chargers. The key to achieving the proper look is a snug fit. First, pick up pillar candles or hurricanes, then based on the diameter, choose a wreath with an inside opening no more than 1/4-inch larger than the diameter of the hurricane or pillar candle.
Go the simple yet stunning route by letting the beauty of a fresh evergreen wreath take center stage. Hang the wreath with patterned ribbon and add in a few pine cones for texture and interest. Design by HGTV fan Leanne Michael Interiors
When used in multiples with a range of sizes, wreaths can make excellent wall or door sculptures. To create a snowman sculpture, pick up one large, one medium and one small wreath. Attach all three wreaths to one another with twine or decorative ribbon. Next, secure the grouping of wreaths to the front of a door with self-adhesive plastic hooks or over the door with a wreath hanger. For wall applications, use picture nails around the top of each of the three wreaths, then secure to the wall with hammer.
Through a creative blend of evergreen wreaths, floral bouquets, garlands of magnolia and traditional Christmas ornaments, designer Brandon Branch transforms Trisha Yearwood's home into a sea of flowers and holiday greenery. HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes shows you inside this gorgeous holiday transformation.
Doors are not the only places for hanging wreaths. Get creative with your fall decorating by layering wreaths onto other wall-mounted elements. Here, a festive wreath on top of a generously sized mirror greets homeowners at their entryway.
Few gardeners grow artemisia for its flowers, which are small and not at all showy. But the plants have attractive grayish-green to silvery foliage that's great for dried arrangements. Prune them in late summer to keep them looking neat, and strip the leaves away from the cut ends. Hang them upside down to dry in a well-ventilated, dark place to dry. If you prefer, prune after the flowers appear. Artemisias make a good filler for arrangements, wreaths and swags. In the garden, the plants are stunning beside blue flowers.
Wreaths are excellent sources for adding color and texture to holiday tablescapes. Consider placing vessels inside coordinated wreaths for added layers of visual interest throughout the table. Here, a dessert is elevated to new heights with a twig and berry wreath placed around its vessel.
“I’ve always imagined spending a snow-filled Christmas in a cozy mountain cabin, so I decided to pretend that’s where we were hanging out when I created this tablescape,” says Katie Nathey of Mountain Modern Life.
“Most of the table decor came from shopping our home,” Nathey says, “such as the vintage Mason jars and candle holders.” The napkins were made out of leftover fabric, and she added liquid gold leaf to glam up thrifted glasses.