November 30, 2011 at 1:22 pm
by Suzonne Stirling
When we were picking out our Christmas tree my husband mentioned that we never buy a wreath. It’s true, and it’s because I spent 80 hours making a beaded wreath once upon a time. I bring it out year after year, getting my time’s worth in display. But while I still love my heirloom quality wreath, I’m beginning to entertain the idea of other, more temporary possibilities. I can’t decide if I’ll make mine or buy a handmade version, but here are a range of styles that are inspiring me this year:
This may be the first time that I’ve seen poinsettia bracts worked into a wreath and I love the unexpected feel of it, paired with gilded magnolia leaves. From bhg.com.
An ornament wreath is nothing new, but the color combination used in this wreath just makes me happy. Available from Gathered Over Time on Etsy.
This yarn pom-pom wreath manages to feel both modern and vintage at the same time. I think what really makes it work is the subtle mix of tones and the various textures achieved with different thicknesses of yarn. From bhg.com.
If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas like I am, this vintage inspired wreath might be just the thing for you. Available from Oh Merci on Etsy.
I adore recycled book page crafts and the clean simplicity of this wreath is a fine example. Available from Simple Joys Paperie on Etsy.
For more craft and home ideas you can visit me at Urban Comfort.