Factory-made plastic wreaths are not always ugly, but I do sometimes feel that they do lack the personal touch that Christmas implies. Besides, the plastic plant industry is productive enough already with hospital gift shops and low-budget play props. Instead of increasing the fake plant population, here is a collection of thirteen non-aisled wreaths for the creative mind.
13 Nonconformist Christmas Wreathe Ideas
1. Made from excess fluff.
(Wherever you might find it . . .)
2. Yarn balls.
That is genius, my friends, if you happen to have 25 yarns balls and two broken wrists from snowboarding. You could even wrap styrofoam balls with yarn as to not waste as much yarn.
3. Random Knick-Knacks.
Buttons, twigs and a pink house possibly stolen from the train set enthusiast down the street and then painted pink for concealment.
4. Your first or family initial.
Help Santa ensure he’s landed at the right house.
They are cute, and they need to go somewhere.
6. Dried Apples.
If you have the self-control to not simply eat them instead. Also works wonderful with dried oranges.
7. Simple Berry Steams with a Cheery Note.
To greet all those who come to your door and get them in the Christmas spirit.
8. For warm climates.
Instead of those glittery ‘snow-sprinkled’ wreaths that seem a little out of place in the warm air and sunshine.
9. Birch wood wreathe.
Simple, festive, and nature. Birch wood is once again the champion.
10. Book scraps.
11. And lastly, the classic real stuff.
It can’t smell any better than a real pine write hanging on your door. And they’re simple to create as well.