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DecorBook Classic : The Uncommon Wreath, 2022

Every home should have a wreath - whether it makes an appearance for holidays or is displayed year-round. One of the most ancient decorating traditions, the wreath seems to date back to Persia, eventually finding its way on the first heads of Olympic athletes in 776 BC. Maybe some athletes saved their wreaths by hanging on a wall. Wreaths are still a world-wide decorating trend. A wreath is affordable or easy-to-make and only limited by your imagination. Here's some favorites this holiday season.

A traditional boxwood wreath hung on the door by a simple string. What could be more perfect?

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Consider using aromatics in your wreath. Eucalyptus or cinnamon scented pine cones (at Michael's) provide a welcoming scent at your door.

Reindeer moss - the most perfect Christmas color.

This wreath looks like it was just gathered from the garden - stunning!

A gorgeous Ikebana wreath.

Frosted pine cones shape a snowflake.

This incredible wreath was made from materials purchased at the Dollar Store. You can easily find "how to" guides on-line.

Think about other materials for your wreath. Balls of yarn make for a playful riff on snowballs.

What could be nicer than including family and friends in a wreath?

A glamorous wreath in gold tones.

Drinking straws create a dramatic wreath.

Now, I'll always see hearts whenever I look at candy canes.

Aunt Helen always made a candy wreath, hanging little scissors from a ribbon so you could cut off a candy. Some years, she made with butterscotch - a beautiful golden wreath.

Maybe my favorite wreath this year. What a great way to keep a collection of little ornaments and holiday whatnots together to be enjoyed all at once. Look forward to seeing photos of your wreaths (please email to! Here's to a new or updated wreath in your house this holiday season.

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