Fill your home with the sweet smell of bay laurel (or rosemary) with this easy-to-make wreath. And when the holidays are over, don't throw it away: Be sure to wash the wreath well right after you make it so you can remove the dried herbs from the wire frame later for use in cooking.
Unwrap a new wreath idea this year. Cover small containers, such as old jewelry boxes, with weatherproof paper, which will hold up outdoors, unlike wrapping paper; seal with all-weather tape. Add decorative bands in contrasting colors, if desired, and tie with ribbon. Attach to a flat wooden wreath form (ours is 18 inches) using a hot-glue gun. Affix a satin bow.
Make the entrance to your home inviting to holiday visitors -- including Santa -- with bright, merry lights; their sparkle highlights the shimmering globes and greenery of this double wreath.
Get the look with Martha Stewart Living Holiday Shatterproof Ornament Wreath at the Home Depot.
Adorn a wreath with strings of cranberries and popcorn -- colorful and edible materials that, if placed outdoors, will attract wildlife. To festoon a wreath with a garland, wrap the garland around a paddle and then wind it around the wreath; secure with florist's wire.
Padding a wire wreath with straw or hay creates a full, rounded base that can support a variety of materials. Leaves, dried flowers, or even clamshells can then be pinned or glued onto the soft form -- although a straw wreath is so beautiful, you may want to hang it on its own.
When suspended from the ceiling, this impressive, ornament-laden ring of greens will thrill your guests. Its wild, earthy look comes from the tangle of lichen branches and seeded eucalyptus, which are simply tucked into noble fir wreaths. The pomegranates below are brushed with edible luster dust, adding to the glow of the red-and-green tableau.
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