Aside from Christmas trees and presents, another symbol of the Yuletide spirit is the Christmas Wreath, which is an important display piece in a home that celebrates the birth of the promised Savior, Jesus Christ. Wreathes have been created to symbolize the advent of the Son of God, originally having four candles representing the four weeks before the birth. Green leaves signify the celebration of life, while the circle embodies the endless love of God who sent his son into the world. Now that you know the importance of this piece, it is fortunate to know that you do not have to spend too much money in making a wreath of your very own. Check on this list here and see what ideas you can come up with, to have your home accentuated with the Christmas spirit.
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10. Golden Christmas Wreath
When you get tired of seeing greens on your wreath, you can change the mood by spraying the wreath with golden spray paint, and adding glitters for extra shine. But in case you need to bring out more of the golden touch, then adding shiny balls or a shimmering ribbon should do the trick.
9. Fruit Selection Wreath
Since this is 100% fruit related, we would not be using pine leaves for base. Instead, you can use the leaves included on purchase with plastic fruits. You can choose about three to four, or even five fruits to be added on your wreath. One suggestion would be a pairing of Apples, cherries, green grapes, pears, and oranges.
8. Christmas Tree Wreath
Based on the name itself, you get to create a wreath that has the same feeling of a Christmas tree. You can use some spare Christmas tree leaves for the greens and have it glued on a circular base made of cardboard. Add some garlands and have it stuck above the leaves, which can be improved by having other pieces like teddy bears, small gift boxes, and other items you have on your existing Christmas tree. To have a spicier look, have the star placed on the middle!
7. Nativity Wreath
Before you get into doing this, make sure to have the complete cast before making your wreath. You could print images and have it pasted on a hard cardboard to make sure that the wreath won’t be too heavy once it is done. With the Holy Family in the middle, you can also glue others all around the item, after the greens have been placed in.
6. Christmas Balls Wreath
Are you planning to change your Christmas tree ornaments this year because you have used your Christmas balls for as long as you can remember? If you have a large number of ornamental balls that have great mixes of color in about three shades or four, then having them glued into a circle would create a wreath that has the balls. You can also include interconnected pearls to add more effect to the display.
5. Gingerbread Man Wreath
Put in a different tone in your wreath this year by creating it out of a sugary treat. You just need to collect a real gingerbread man in stores, about 18-20 pieces, depending on the size you want. You may need a base for support, but you can have the gingerbread man glued together. Be sure to have it coated with some finish in order for insects to not feast on your tasty display.
4. Popcorn Wreath
This is one rare treat that you can do for a very unique presentation of creativity!
3. Paper Wreath
Who says you can only create wreath out of older materials that are closely related to the real thing? When you are quite resourceful with paper, you can create wreath out of 100% paper. However, do not just settle with the plainness of the material, you can hype things up by using some spray paint or water color to set some tone on paper before having it glued together.
2. Pinecone Wreath
What better way is there to create a personalized wreath than using other materials that may seem not too important? In the case of making a pinecone wreath, the creation would use about 90% pinecone where other things may include contrasting colored leaves or a solid centerpiece like a reindeer figurine, or Santa Clause. With the help of a glue gun to stick things together, you can also use glitters and spray paint to change the browns into a color or shade of your choice.
1. Wrapped Present Wreath
In making this particular wreath, you will not be needing a base nor will you need greens to complete this. Although there are lesser materials needed, you will need some tiny boxes and have it wrapped like a real gift. You may have to create about 20 mini gifts of the same color, or multi-tone, and have them glued together to serve both as a base and a body of the wreath. A large bow can also be added on either the middle top or lower section for extra cuteness.