When most of us think of front door wreaths we think circle, evergreen and Christmas. Wreaths come in all types of materials and shapes. They can be made from simple pine cones that you find in your front yard, fresh flowers that are picked from a garden or even peacock feathers that you special order. Hearts, triangles, stars and more can become a decorative wreath shape depending on the occasion that is being celebrated or the home that is being decorated. When creating a wreath the design limitations are only based on the patience and the creativity of the wreath maker.
In Winter, it is typical to find pine cones, evergreens or magnolia leaves used as the base for wreaths. Personalizing a Winter wreath is easy as nature supplies us with many different materials to select from. Holly berries, Lemons, Clementines and pomegranates all provide wonderful accent colors for any Winter wreath. Ribbon, glitter and lights are available in abundance during the Winter months and with all the different colors and patterns available you can make any wreath uniquely yours. New Years, Valentine’s Day and every Religious celebration provide exciting theme options to create a wreath that is fun, festive and uniquely yours.
Spring brings its own set of wonderful gifts to help create a light and decorative wreath. This is the time of year when you can use wreath bases that lend themselves to the more creative side. Styrofoam bases allow the use of all types of materials to be easily secured in place. Whatever the season of Spring brings to mind you can turn it into a wreath. From fresh flowers, to small toy colorful birds or baby animals, to a wreath decorated with items that represent your favorite spring activity, Spring themes are endless.
The Summer months are magic and provide all types of ideas for making a unique decoration that celebrates the joys of Summer. This is a time when using the materials that nature has to offer from Sea Shells and sand dollars, to greenery found in the woods, or family photos engaged in summertime activities, gives you plenty of ways to add a personal and warm touch to any wreath. Memorial Day, Father’s Day and the 4th of July, as well as, time at the beach or pool, provide limitless themes for inventing your own celebration of Summer.
Fall brings a bountiful supply of materials to all aspects of wreath creation. Straw and wild vines make wonderful natural wreath bases. Dried flowers, leaves, nuts and gourds provide a colorful array that gives the wreath designer many creative opportunities to make a homey and rustic wreath or one the is more sophisticated. Fall sports enthusiasts can create a decorative wreath in their favorite team’s colors. Halloween and Thanksgiving provide their own unique opportunity for making a decorative front door wreath that will make family, neighbors and friends feel warm and welcome in a home before they even step through the door.
Front door wreaths have long been a staple for holiday decorating. Expanding the use of decorative wreaths to all seasons of the year is easy to do by making use of the natural materials each season brings and the many themes provided by holidays, hobbies and family events.
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