Winter is coming, but the seasonal temperature drop isn’t enough to stop a lot of us from joining the festivities. Tis’ the season for decorating – lots of it! But before you start this season’s decoration and DIY shopping, let’s talk about some essentials that will make your winter decor a neighborhood favorite. First and foremost, let’s talk winter wreaths!
Wreaths are versatile and can be incorporated into your indoor and outdoor winter decor as accents or the star of the show. Whether you buy a wreath, make one yourself, or buy one and add some DIY touches to it, a wreath really showcases your unique decorating style. And don’t forget how you can use wreaths for Christmas centerpieces and tablescapes.
Winter Wreath Decorating Ideas: Locations
Before you consider your options for winter wreaths, think about how you want to decorate with them. Sure, you want one on the front door. But maybe that’s just the intro to your winter wonderland! Consider wreaths of all sizes to go with your decorating theme.
How about other entrances? A fence gate, a back door? You might want to hang smaller wreaths in the windows. A wreath makes a stunning focal piece above a fireplace mantle.
Perhaps you’re planning some festive meals throughout the season. Small wreaths hung on the backs of dining chairs are a lovely personal touch, and can serve as place cards as well.
Get creative. Where can you inject a little extra festivity to spread warmth and cheer throughout your home?
Unique Plants For Winter Wreaths
Wreaths are more than just items of decoration. They give a warm welcome that any guest will appreciate when they enter your humble abode. They also show that you’re on board with all the holiday cheer! As they say, it’s important to make a great first impression. What better way to start than to hang a fresh wreath on your front door? A fresh eucalyptus wreath is a classic favorite. However, we have a few unique fresh greenery choices to share with you.
We know what you’re thinking: isn’t moss a bit of a stretch? Actually, they make a great base for your winter wreath! What makes moss so unique compared to a lot of other plants out there is that they’re non-vascular, which means that they don’t have the support necessary to grow leaves or stems. Because moss grows flat, you won’t have to worry about bristly or bushy foliage. Rather, you’ll get a nice clean look to your wreath and we’re all about minimalism.
When you hear the word “loofah,” a bath sponge probably pops into mind. And you’re not completely wrong! A loofah plant is a tropical sponge under the cucumber family, and it usually comes in the shape of a gourd. However, they can also come in ball-like shapes as well, depending on how they’re grown. These cream loofah spheres would make the perfect additions to any winter wreath due to their snowball-like shape.
Who could resist these festive accents to their seasonal door ornament?
They’re all the rage nowadays, and we’re all for embracing the latest trends. Succulents are the perfect desert daredevils we need to dress up any winter wreath. They pair well with other greens and blooms or they can take the spotlight on their own!
If you’re not a fan of flowers in your wreath, succulents can also make a great alternative with their petal-like leaves.
Herbs don’t just have to be useful for your next meal – they can be used for decoration too! Sage is a unique herb on its own. Its color isn’t the typical bright green shade we’re accustomed to seeing; it’s actually a gray-green color, making sage the perfect leafy backdrop for other greens and blooms.
Not only are they wonderfully fragrant, but this herb is also gentle to the touch with its velvety foliage! So you can still have a bristly-looking wreath without the scratchy, prickly stems and leaves.
The name itself may be unique, but Lamb’s Ear has even more spunk than just its title! Like sage, they’re fuzzy plants, and their velvet-like texture gives off the illusion that they’ve been lightly coated with snow – perfect for winter!
Pro tip: your guests will be tempted to reach out and stroke your wreath. Lamb’s Ear is too soft to resist!
DIY Winter Wreaths
Maybe you’re feeling crafty and want to construct your very own winter wreath. But how does one even know where to start when it comes to taking on what seems like such a complicated project? No worries, we’ve got you covered! We picked out some of our favorite DIY wreaths to inspire you. Get ready to become the talk of the town by sprucing up your front door with these unique wreath ideas!
There are a couple of ways to create your own unique wreaths, and you can mix and match techniques to create a signature style throughout your home.
Start From Scratch
If you’re super confident in your DIY skills, there are several types of wreath bases that you can build your wreaths on from background to fine detail. Choose from straw, styrofoam, grapevine, deco mesh, metal, or traditional evergreen, depending on your decorating style. You can also look for shapes like a star, peace sign, or heart.
Get a Headstart
For your most eye-catching wreaths, consider buying a wreath with a look you can embellish with a little flair of your own. Decide on the colors, details, and general look you’re going for, and then look for a basic wreath that will provide the perfect canvas for your finished piece.
You can go for a greenery wreath to dress up, or a simply decorated metal or vine wreath that complements your look.
Add a Personal Touch to Your Wreaths
The details are where your unique personal style will really shine through! Whether it’s traditional or contemporary, romantic or edgier, we have some tips to inspire your creative side.
Flowers are a popular addition to wreaths, and white is a great winter eyecatcher. White poinsettias are available fresh, but there are some great artificial flowers for winter as well. Try white hydrangeas, peonies, roses, or magnolias.
Sprigs of boxwood or berries are a nice complement to a traditional wreath. Magnolia leaves make a stunning wreath as well and can be sprayed with silver or gold for accent. Pinecones can be painted as well, and add a rustic touch.
In addition to natural elements, ribbons, ornaments, and figurines can be added to create or contribute to a theme. Use spray snow for a frosty look or a winter scene. Wrap a wreath with a winter scarf for a cozy look. Think outside the box. Be as spare or as lavish as your vision inspires!
Celebrate the Holidays with The Bouqs
The best way to make anyone feel at home is to deck out your home with the most festive decorations. Not only do seasonal wreaths give your guests a warm invite, but they also show that you care about making the atmosphere comfortable and cozy for the ones who swing by!
If you’re going away on a vacation, don’t forget to check out our guide on taking care of plants while away. If you’re considering gifting a plant to a loved one for the holidays, read up on our cool plants to send as gifts. We even have recommendations for bathroom plants!
Here at The Bouqs, we want to provide more than just ornaments and centerpieces – we want to provide the best farm-fresh companions to accompany you and your guests for the season! Our 100% Happiness Guarantee ensures that your space will seem a little brighter with one of our arrangements.Shop All