14 Ideas for Festive Wreaths

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so get in the spirit with these ideas to decorate your wreath with a coastal twist.

From Land to Sea

From Land to Sea

Blend accessories from your yard, such as pinecones, into a wreath with sea stars. Christmas wreaths provide a unique way to display your shell or sea-star collection. The punch of red in the wreath’s ribbon unites with the room’s red accents found in various patterns and throws. Wreath available at home supply stores. Ribbon available at craft supply stores.

Unconventional Hanging

Unconventional Hanging

Wreaths don’t have to be reserved for entries. Try hanging one beside the view where you’ll see it most often. To add more pizzazz, hang the wreath from a length of red ribbon. Wreath available at home supply stores. Ribbon and berries available at craft supply stores.

Jolly Welcoming

Jolly Welcoming

This home stays festive without being fussy or overwhelming. Soften a gated entryway with matching fir wreaths adorned with silver balls. Keep outdoor decorations fresh and simple with potted poinsettias and luscious greenery over the front door. Wreath and greenery available at floral or home supply stores. Ribbon and balls available at craft supply stores.

For Simplicity’s Sake

For Simplicity’s Sake

The holidays bring enough stress as it is. Keeping a wreath basic can alleviate decorating worries without forgoing a classy entrance. A Southern magnolia’s broad, glossy green leaves create contrast with the door’s wood. Flip some leaves to their brown sides to add texture. One large gold bow adds flair, while serving as the hanger. Ribbon available at craft supply stores.

Bold & Beautiful

Bold & Beautiful

Spruce up a fir wreath with coastal character by adorning it with seashells and fishing lures. Hung on a broad red front door, the seasonal accent warmly welcomes all guests. Wreath available at home supply stores.

Fronds Galore

Fronds Galore

Deck the windows with a hassle-free palmetto wreath reminiscent of palm-lined beaches. Start with a 26-inch form covering with palmettos and Spanish moss, then trim it with rope and sea stars. Form and coverings available at floral stores.

Knot Just Ordinary

Knot Just Ordinary

Achieve a maritime vibe without overwhelming greenery by adding boat rope as an accessory. Greenery available at floral or home supply stores.

Shell Shocked

Shell Shocked

Turn your summer beach finds into holiday decor. Secure the treasures to a ring form with hot glue, overlapping the shells to cover the moss below. Form available at craft supply stores.

Twist on Tradition

Photo: Tria Giovan

Twist on Tradition

Wreaths aren't just for doors and windows. Mount one on the wall and decorate with baubles that complement your holiday decor.

Keep It Casual

Photo: John Ellis

Keep It Casual

An oversized magnolia wreath instantly gives any room a rustic appeal. Prop it casually on a mantle with assorted greenery.

Natural Beauty

Photo: Annie Schlechter

Natural Beauty

For a more natural statement, try a wreath made of pine cones. It adds nice texture and a woodsy hue to your home.

Adorn Unexpectedly

Photo: Lisa Romerein

Adorn Unexpectedly

Chair backs provide a sweet spot for simple green wreaths decorated with starfish. For an ethereal, monochromatic look, spray wreaths with glitter flocking (artificial snow).

Fresh Elegance

Photo: Miki Duisterhof

Fresh Elegance

For a simple, chic way to welcome your holiday guests, hang a boxwood wreath on your front door. Call your local garden shop to find one.

Tabletop Cheer

Photo: Miki Duisterhof

Tabletop Cheer

Hang mini wreaths on existing architectural elements throughout your home to spread the holiday cheer and the delicious scent of fresh greenery.

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