Winters and Christmas are all that come in our minds when we hear the word ‘wreaths’. While they are undoubtedly some of the prettiest winter decorations available out there, they can also be used all-year-round for decoration purposes.
Ahead, you’ll discover an array of ways you can use wreaths at your desired places, from winter door wreaths to using them as windchimes. So without any further ado, let’s get started!
First thing first: What are wreaths?
Simply stating, wreaths are an assortment of flowers, leaves, fruits, twigs, or different materials that are constructed to form a ring. The circular shape or ring shape of the wreath is said to represent ‘God’ with no beginning and no end. They have been around for a long time, dating back to the Roman empire where wreaths were used to express power and authority, however, nowadays they are associated with Christmas and also used for decorative purposes.
What you need to create an elegant wreath
Now we’ll try to lay down several ideas before you as promised earlier. However, before beginning, you’ll need some stuff to give life to your creativity. So source the below-mentioned things before getting started-
- Scissors (preferably heavy-duty one) to cut branches and hard stuff.
- Gloves for harvesting and picking branches and other parts of plants and trees
- A bag or jute basket for collecting stuff you have picked up
- Floral wire or any decorative wire for binding the different materials together
- Glue or something which can be used up for sticking things
Different Wreaths Ideas for you
- Winter door wreath
Wreaths were hung on the doors in the Ancient Rome signified victory. However nowadays wreaths are hung on the door and it is believed that one shall remove them after the twelfth night, that is, 12 days after Christmas night on January 5. You can make winter door wreaths and hang them on your door. Use fresh flowers, or frozen pine and you can even use green Moses that can last for a couple of days.
Several people use Magnolia leaves couples with artichokes or citrus to unleash their creativity too when it comes to hanging wreaths on the doors. After all, doors are the first point of vision to your home for every visitor. And they provide the best opportunity for you to casting a good impression of your creativity.
- Gift for someone in Hospital
Wreaths exude positivity and hope. Plants by their very nature signify peace and create a lively environment. By using plant leaves, especially Thistle and Eucalyptus, you can make a gorgeous wreath that could be hung on hospital windows, thereby giving a sign of hope and relief to the friend or relative of yours.
- As a wind chime
Now, this is a unique idea for sure. Here you can take a wreath made out of leaves, or any other material and instead of placing it vertically, stake it horizontally. Now attach some strings on one side to hang it on the ceiling or some other place (we suggest doing it adeptly so it looks decent) and then place some glass metal or shell so that it makes a tinkling sound in the draught.
- Lighted wreath
If you are one of those people who like ambient lighting and crave for nights when you can just turn them on and listen to your favorite music, you’ll undoubtedly love a lighted wreath. Making one is simple and all you have to do is take some LED lights or some rope lights and attach them to a basic grapevine wreath. You can improvise the design by using your creativity too. And we promise you’ll never want to turn the lighted wreath off!
You can buy rope lights with large colour options at our store. From incandescent rope light to LED rope lights, we have made sure about providing you different options. Additionally, you can also browse the different LED lights available on our store.
- Balloon Wreath
As we have boarded the train of creativity, why not get a full-fledged ride? So here’s balloon wreath is another creative addition from our side. All you have to do is take any simple wire with good width and attach a heap of balloons to it. You can also attach a bow ribbon on top of it to fetch yourself some extra marks.
- Glowing Snowflake wreath
Buy some inexpensive snowflake ornaments and intertwine some rope lights through the wreath and you’ll get a pretty and simple glowing snowflake wreath. You can also simply use snowflake ornaments without any lighting and it’ll look equally beautiful.
- Grapevine snowman wreath
This one’s our favorite and chances are it’ll become yours too. Additionally, it is one of the simplest to make on our list. All you have to do is take two grapevine wreaths and form them in the shape of the number ‘8’. Keep the above half smaller than its lower counterpart so it takes the form of a snowman. Now attach a cap and ribbon on the intersection-ing area to give the final touch. We are sure everybody would appreciate this creativity of yours.
- Candy wreath
Got some kids in your home? You can make this candy wreath by just picking some candy wrappers and filling them with something, and if you don’t want to go through all these labor, take some cheap candies and weave them together to form a playful wreath.
The festive season is around the corner, and it is never too early to start prepping for it. The best thing about the above-mentioned wreaths is that they can not only be used in the festive season but also on normal days. Just place them on your doors as a winter door wreath or install them on walls or windows.
We hope you found this piece helpful. Now if you wish to brighten your house with joy, you can purchase some of the most beautiful winter door wreaths in our store, All things Christmas and more. Thanks for reading!