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Outdoor Wreaths

Outdoor Wreaths

There can be different types of outdoor wreaths that you can decorate your doors with. Read this article to know what they are.
Sujata Iyer
Outdoor wreaths for front doors or back doors are often used in the festive season to decorate homes. However, these are not the only times they can be used. You can have different types of decorative wreaths adorning your doors all through the year too. They are, after all, just another part of your home décor, right? So why not have one hanging on your door all year long, so that you can be in a festive mood all the time. There are so many different ways in which you can make attractive wreaths to decorate your door. This article has a few ideas on them. Have a read.

Types of Outdoor Wreaths

Let us begin with a little history of wreaths. The earliest wreaths are traced back to Greece, Rome, and Persia where they were worn as a mark of royalty and intelligence. Then they got shunned by the Romans and were reused at the coronation of Julius Caesar. At that time, different types of leaves like olive and laurels were used to make wreaths. Today, there is more variety in material that can be used to make wreaths. Wreaths can be used as flower arrangements or even as table decorations. How ever you use them, they look great. So, let's have a look at some ideas that you can use to make your own.

One of the most commonly used materials for making outdoor wreaths is flowers. You can use fresh flowers that are in season and make some gorgeous fresh flower wreaths like a hydrangea wreath or an orchid wreath. Fresh flower wreaths will dry up soon. So you can opt to make or buy a dried flower wreath instead. You can have beautiful dried flowers, together with grain stalks and colored pearls in the wreath.

Leaves and Vines
Christmas wreaths are generally made of holly leaves and berries. So, you definitely need one of these. You can also use different vines like grape vines to make them look more exotic. Almost every decoration store will have these wreaths available, but if you want to make it yourself, go ahead and get creative. Adorn it with tiny Christmas ornaments like angels, Santa's head, stars, etc., to give it that extra Christmasy feeling.

Dried Twigs
If you thought nothing good could come out from the brambles that you have accumulated in your garden, think again. You can use them to make a fancy outdoor wreath. Pick out the large twigs, along with the large, almost dried leaves. Just see to it that they all have a similar color scheme. Something between tones of brown and gold will work perfectly. You can add a tinge of grandeur to it with a string of golden beads, some golden ribbons, and some golden stars too!

Using fruit as a material for making a wreath is good as a centerpiece idea at a garden party. Everyone will enjoy a huge edible table decoration. Plus it saves the time, effort and money that would have been necessary for designing or making or buying a fancy table centerpiece. You can have different luscious fruits arranged on a wreath base, with edible leaves and flowers too. Throw in some candy and chocolate too if you like. Place it in the center of the table and watch it disappear as people pick out their favorites from it and gobble them.

While choosing an outdoor wreath, you need to keep these things in mind: its weight, how it will look on your door, and if it goes with the overall décor of the exterior of your home. Once you're convinced about these points, there is no limit to the types of outdoor wreaths you can have.
Christmas decoration
Wreath with white hydrangea flowers