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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. 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. πŸ˜‰

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