Christmas Ideas Tour – My Front Door Wreath

Who Doesn’t like getting Christmas ideas?  I know that I do!  This week I’ve teamed up with some blogging friends to share great ideas for Christmas.  Today is wreath day.

If you are a regular to my blog then you know that I love to make wreaths.  I come by it honestly as I can’t remember a time that my mom wasn’t crafting a wreath for our front door or for our church.

This year’s front door wreath is one of my favorite wreath creations ever.  That’s a pretty big statement considering how many wreaths I’ve made over the years.

Live Greenery Christmas Wreath - This wreath is made using greenery with holly and cedar berry accents.


Yesterday I shared our outdoor lighting and the decor on our porch.  Since most of my pictures were taken at night, in yesterday’s post you really couldn’t get a good look at my wreath.  (If you missed yesterday’s post, you can see it here.)

Christmas Wreath with Holly, Cedar, and other fresh greens


My mom and I spent a good part of the day on Saturday making wreaths.  We started by gathering greens.  We clipped from my yard, my father-in-law’s yard, where I play tennis, a park, and a local collage.  While walking our dog I’ve been keeping my eye open for wreath greenery, so I knew exactly where to go to clip.

Handmade Christmas Wreath Using Fresh Greenery - Holly and Cedar Berries accent the texture of the greenery used.


My mom and I had such a good time making our wreaths that I completely forgot to take any progress pictures.

My wreath was made using a grape vine form but the process is the same if using a wire form.  (That’s what Mama used for the two wreaths that she made for her house.)  We both started the process by attaching wire to the form and then added bunches of greenery, a small amount at a time,  wrapping wire around the form to secure it.  I used seven varieties of greenery to add texture and interest to my wreath.

Holly and Cedar Berries added to Christmas Wreath - So pretty for Christmas!


Both the Holly and Cedar trees around here are loaded with berries this year.

Holly and Cedar in a Beautiful Southern-Style Christmas Wreath


There’s nothing like the smell of fresh greenery, especially Cedar.  Fun science fact for you:  A Cedar berry must pass through the digestive track of a bird to germinate.  That’s why you frequently see them growing on fence rows or under power lines.

Christmas Wreath made with fresh greenery including Holly and Cedar.  This smells wonderful!


Boy do I like this wreath!  It took a few hours to make but every minute spent was worth my time.

Christmas Wreath - Side View


I debated whether to add a bow to this wreath or to leave it as is.  You can’t see the Holly or Cedar from the street, so perhaps I should add a bow for a pop of color.  What do you think?

Front Entry for Christmas 2015


Be sure to check out all of the ideas shared this week!Christmas Ideas Tour

Monday – Mantels

Petticoat Junktion

My Creative Days

2 Bees in a Pod

Restoration Redoux

Atta Girl Says

Art is Beauty

Cottage at the Crossroads

Housepitality Designs


Tuesday – Tablescapes

Postcards from the Ridge

Town and Country Living

 Hunt and Host

Savvy Southern Style

All Things Heart and Home

HighStyle Restyle

This Makes That

Wednesday – Wreaths

Domestically Speaking

Our Southern Home

Mad in Crafts

H2O Bungelow

Sweet Pea (That’s me!)

Around The Watts House

Thursday – Thrifty Crafts

Dukes and Duchesses

Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer

Prodigal Pieces

The Interior Frugalista

Cupcakes and Crinoline

Girl in the Garage


  1. I love your wreath! It is natural and beautiful! It has been fun touring with you this week!
    Lindsay Eidahl recently posted…Holiday Shopping With StaplesMy Profile

  2. What a beautiful wreath! I love all the fresh greenery on it. I’m taking a wreath making class at our local nursery tomorrow night and I’m bringing a picture of your wreath in as I hope to make one similar…. if you don’t mind. 😉
    Susan recently posted…Jingle Bell Holiday Table SettingMy Profile

  3. This is absolutely beautiful! I LOVe your live greenery wreath and only wish I could have some where we live… it’s just too hot!
    Wendi @ H2OBungalow recently posted…Nautical Sailboat Christmas WreathMy Profile

  4. It’s gorgeous Paula – nothing like a live wreath for the holidays!
    Marie at The Interior Frugalista recently posted…Christmas Ideas Tour and Samaritan’s Purse VW Auction & GiveawayMy Profile

  5. Kim Stearns says:

    Your wreath is gorgeous, Paula! You are so talented. I have never seen a prettier wreath.

  6. So pretty! Love the little blue berries paired with the red… gorgeous!

  7. There really isn’t anything that beats a wreath with live greenery…it looks beautiful!
    Jenn & Vicki Fenton @ 2 Bees in a Pod recently posted…DIY Christmas Banner – Be MerryMy Profile

  8. I can see why this is your favorite! This is absolutely gorgeous, Paula! I don’t think it needs a bow, it’s perfect as is! XO
    Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer recently posted…Thrift Store Clock to Holiday DécorMy Profile

  9. That is one gorgeous wreath! I love natural wreaths and how great is it that you and your mom made this? The red and blue berries are beautiful with all the different leaves and textures. It’s perfect for your front door.
    Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge recently posted…Our Christmas Front Porch ~ Welcome Home TourMy Profile

  10. I love the live wreath! It is so beautiful! I bet it smells good too!
    Megan recently posted…To All the Boys Who Broke My HeartMy Profile

  11. Oh how I miss the smell of real pine! There really is nothing like it! It’s beautiful and will welcome your visitors with a delightful holiday scent!
    Amy @ Highstyle Restyle recently posted…Home for the Holidays: A Christmas TablescapeMy Profile

  12. What a stunning wreath! I wish I had somewhere to pick up greenery like this … maybe I’ll go scrounging around Central Park! 😉
    Ginnie | Hello Little Home recently posted…Chic Nature-Inspired Holiday CenterpieceMy Profile

  13. Beautiful! There is nothing like fresh greens this time of year. I think I have a wreath or garland in every room, they make me so happy, although I’m sure my husband would rather I learn how to make them. 😉
    Kimm at Reinvented & Roadkill Rescue recently posted…Home For Christmas Home TourMy Profile


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