Christmas Wreaths - Alternative Styles

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 9:55 AM

Some of you no doubt prefer to find alternative ways to create your own style of wreath so I looked for some non-traditional ones and found a few you might enjoy. No pine or spruce boughs to gather up, not an ornament in sight. Instead these wreaths can be made by items you've got stored away in the garage or in your drawers. Buttons, old paintbrushes, expired tree lights, even old socks. Let these wreath ideas inspire you to use what you've already got.

Button Wreath

The one above was a photo sent to me by a member. It's appears to be made of buttons and knitted strings of wool or jute over a twig wreath form. Nice way to use up some knitting yarn and reuse old buttons.

Expired Christmas Tree Light Wreath

No -  this one won't light up your life, but once the bulbs have long expired, put them to use by gluing them on to a wreath form (or even a cardboard cut into a wreath form) and string it up. this one was created by Brian Patrick Flynn for HGTV.

Paintbrush Wreath

Now this is what I call upcycling! If you've got a bunch of old paintbrushes stuck away in the back of a shelf in the garage or basement, why not bring the used brushes out of the dark to freshen up a garage door or a fence - or even your front door, it you are so inclined. This wreath comes from Anthropologie via Pamela Holderman. The red ribbon is a nice added touch.

Tartan Socks Wreath

I really like this wreath and since I do own a few tartan socks, just might get them out of the sock drawer and onto my front door. Desiree over at The 36th Avenue blog created this one and has a tutorial to show you how to make your own. She goes on to decorate the wreath with black and white embellishments and little plastic trees, but I prefer it simple with no additional decoration required.

Categories: Christmas, Wreaths, DIY

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