Ring in Christmas: 10 festive wreaths
JANE DOVE JUNEAU
JANE DOVE JUNEAU
Choose to go a bit out of the ordinary this Christmas; instead of creating a full circle wreath, simply arrange your foliage or decorations at the bottom; and adding a bit of pink is a pretty alternative to the traditional red and green ensemble.
A summer Christmas surely merits a summer wreath? Go tropical with flamingoes, and green and yellow foliage.
Traditional wreaths are made from pine or holly, but for one that will last from year to year, use Christmas baubles for a particularly colourful one.
Whether they're fake or real berries, wrap them around some wire to create a cute and heartwarming wreath, bound to put a smile on your face.
Or wrap ivy around heart shaped wire.
Even the simplest ones can create an elegant Christmas feel.
We've heard of flowers in Christmas trees, and love them even more on Christmas wreaths. Proteas especially make a bold, merry statement.
Go all out, and if you have double doors, put up two wreaths. There's no such thing as "too much" at Christmas.
Simple, elegant and screaming a casual Christmas vibe.
White flowers stand out against a dark green background and a bit of red ribbon adds the festive element.
Whether it's made out of fairy lights, flowers, wire or Christmas baubles, there's a Christmas wreath for every style.
Check out our gallery for inspiration.
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* Deck the halls: How to make your own Christmas wreath
* 14 fabulous festive settings to inspire your Christmas table
Learn the basics of wreath creation with Kathryn Fleming.
These wreaths might take an extra bit of work to get done, but it would no doubt be worth it. Dried flowers and fruit would produce a beautiful fragrance to top the season.
- NZ House & Garden