An old-world idea from Eastern Europe takes a modern turn in this keepsake wreath. Polish villagers, who would traditionally fashion Christmas decorations with materials they had on hand, bent and manipulated strands of straw into stars, or "gwiazdy." Clustered around a wire wreath frame, these store-bought stars have a sculptural, streamlined look.
Resources: Small straw star ornaments, ingebretsens.com. Straw star ornaments, polandbymail.com. Mini spring clothespins, 1 3/4 inches, createforless.com. Cavallini mini wooden clips, paper-source.com. Double rail wreath ring, 14 inches, mainewreathco.com.