Our front entryways are usually the first things we adorn during the holiday season. And when it comes to Christmas door decorations, the wreath is usually standard. Many believe the accessory dates back to ancient Rome, where hanging a wreath represented victory. There are also links to German folklore suggesting that an evergreen loop depicted sustained life and continuity during bleak winter months. But maybe it's time to shake things up this winter.
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1. Grab the bells.
Grab bells you already have on hand (or pick ones from your local hardware store), find some leftover twine and ribbon, combine, and presto — you've got a festive holiday door. Add evergreen elements like Nine and Sixteen did here to take your yuletide to the next level.
2. Wow with a winter white wreath.
3. Go natural with greenery.
Mix and match evergreen accents if you want a dreamy look like this one. Forgo the wreath for fresh winter plants and dried berries. Then top everything with a red ribbon. For some extra style points, hang an evergreen garland along your roof and let it drop down amidst an array of pinecones and lanterns.
4. Try a straw or raffia wreath.
Want another evergreen alternative? Use straw or raffia to create a wreath for a simple but stunning entry moment. We like this look on a bright, colored door to keep things fresh. And it gives a subtle nod to boho Scandinavian style.
5. Initial it.
A monogram "wreath" will make things more personal. You can create your own with this easy DIY from Lowe's, and feel free to hang one on everyone's bedroom door at home. Add some ornaments and other baubles so each family member can have a custom piece.
6. Use pinecones if you want something perfect.
A simple pinecone swag with satin ribbon will bring on the holiday cheer for any door inside or out. Whether you forage the cones in your own yard or find them at your local craft store, they'll be sustainable and stylish. Try spray painting the tips with white or gold for additional Christmas charm.
7. Let your succulents shine.
8. Don't forget about snowflakes.
This simple snowflake from Chapman Place is giving us festive farmhouse vibes. You can make your own from recycled cardboard, poster board, or scraps of wood. We love the little hand-drawn snowman that greets visitors, too.