12 Christmas Wreath Decorating Ideas and Tips

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12 Christmas Wreath Decorating Ideas and Tips

As the holiday season approaches, it's time to embrace the warmth and cheer of Christmas. Decorating your home with Christmas flowers & wreaths is a timeless tradition that adds a touch of festive spirit to your surroundings. In this article, we offer twelve practical and creative tips to help you select, hang, and adorn wreaths in your home. Whether you're a seasoned decorator or a first-time wreath enthusiast, these insights will guide you in creating a welcoming and joyous atmosphere this Christmas.

1. Door size matters

Get the right size for your door to ensure that your wreath delivers the right impact.  Generally, a standard-sized 36-inch door can accommodate a wreath 24 to 26 inches in diameter.  You can go bigger for a bolder and more dramatic impact but ensure that the wreath won’t get in the way especially when you use your front door entry often. 

2. Hang it right

A Christmas wreath must be positioned at eye level.  If you’re concerned about leaving a hole in your beautiful door, you can hang a wreath using self-adhesive strips, an over-the-door wreath hanger, or a ribbon suspended from the top portion of the door frame. 

3. Stick to a theme

Consider a wreath that matches or complements your indoor Christmas decor.  Continuity is ideal and having a main focal point when decorating is ideal to avoid having a chaotic jumble of Christmas decorations. 

4. Consider other spots or spaces to hang a wreath

Any wreath-less surface in your home can accommodate a Christmas wreath.  The front door is the first pick but you can also hang a wreath on a blank wall in the living room or hallway or from a window above the kitchen sink.  You can likewise hang a wreath with a mirror as the backdrop

5. Deck the halls with miniature wreaths

Effortlessly bring a jolly Christmas vibe into every corner of your house through mini wreaths. Smaller circular greens with pops of colour by the stairs, on a narrow hallway, on a large window, and in bedroom doors can instantly make your home merry and bright.

6. Update an old wreath

Breathe new life to your old faux wreath by adding extra greens and embellishments.  Sometimes a sizeable new bow is all it needs to save a wreath. 

7. Play with materials and textures.

Thinking of DIY-ing this year’s Christmas flowers or wreath?  Don’t limit yourself to fresh or faux greens as a base.  You can use various materials in different colours and textures to create your own Christmas wreath.  Aside from moss, branches, and twigs, you can use ribbons, craft balls, mesh, loose Christmas tree branches, paper, fabric, felt poinsettias, and even Christmas lights.

8. Add a personal touch to a ready-made wreath

Don’t settle for just the basic store-bought wreath.  Add personality to it and jazz it up with paper cut-outs, paper banners, or some of the decors you’ll put in your tree. 

9. Get quirky

If you’re ready to unleash your inner creative, go ahead and decorate your wreath in a non-traditional way.  Put your own spin on the usual Christmas wreath and go big or bold, or both.

10. Infuse fragrance into a wreath

You can count on the natural fragrance from fresh green wreaths, but you can also infuse a holiday scent on faux ones using scented pinecones.  Treat pinecones with concentrated essential oil and use them on wreaths or in gift baskets. 

11. Water your fresh wreath

You can take your fresh wreath down at night to let the branches and sprigs absorb water or just spritz them with H2O every day.  Misting is all that’s needed to extend the life of fresh wreaths and garlands. 

12. Shelter your wreath from the elements

Your fresh wreath will stay green and lovely and last throughout the holiday season if you give it proper care.  Aside from regular misting, ensure that the fresh wreath is out of direct sunlight and not too close to a heat source or vent. 

Embellishing your home with Christmas wreaths is more than just a decorative task; it's a way to welcome the joy and spirit of the season. By considering factors like size, placement, and theme, and infusing personal touches and creativity, you can transform your space into a festive haven. Remember to care for your wreaths, especially if they are fresh, to ensure they remain vibrant throughout the holiday season. With these twelve tips, you're now equipped to adorn your home with wreaths that reflect the true essence of Christmas.

For more holiday inspiration, don't miss our other post on "Dos and Don'ts When Sending Christmas Flower Gifts." This insightful article offers valuable tips and advice for choosing the perfect floral gifts this festive season. Whether you're looking to brighten someone's day with a bouquet or want to know the best practices for sending flowers during the holidays, our guide provides essential information to make your floral gifting thoughtful and memorable. Read it now to ensure your Christmas flower gifts are as special and well-received as your beautifully decorated home. Visit our blog at Lily's Florist for this and more festive ideas!