One of the easiest ways to decorate your home for the holidays is with a seasonal wreath. There are many options available, from pine-studded, ribbon-draped, natural pine variations to those bearing dried fruits, nuts, berries, bells, and more. And of course, there are artificial wreaths that not only offer seasonal cheer, but also the benefit of long-term storage and reuse.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to add some beautiful holiday cheer to your front door, mantel, window, or family room. Nicole Esposito Polly, a New York-based floral designer, decorator, and former style director at Country Living magazine, shows us just how easy it is to transform a standard evergreen wreath into three distinctive show-stoppers.
Starting out with a basic evergreen wreath (available in abundance—and at reasonable prices—at home and garden centers, farmer’s markets, tree farms, and even many grocery store chains), and equipped with some basic tools and supplies, Nicole shows us how to create three different special holiday creations.
If you think the Pinecone Holiday Wreath (at right) is a beauty, wait until you see what she was able to do with Vintage Ornaments and Children’s Building Blocks. Grab your own wreath and start customizing!