DecorBook Classic : The Uncommon Wreath

First published 11/26/16, let's revisit these beautiful Christmas wreaths.

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 to 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.

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?

Drinking straws create a dramatic wreath.

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.

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And if you want total glam, consider an over-the-top wreath. Doesn't this just take your breath away? Look forward to seeing photos of your wreaths. Here's to a new or updated wreath in your house this holiday season.

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