Personally, I am a big fan of Christmas and all the jolly holiday decorations – wreaths, ornaments, bright lights, garlands. All wrapped up with magical Christmas songs.
It is true, however, that most people do not think about the rich history behind these beautiful decorations.
The wreath, as a decorative piece, is a sign of victory and celebration, an ancient art that dates back thousands of years before the Christmas tradition.
The use of greenery on wreaths is a symbol of life and was a popular custom in the ancient world among the Persians, Egyptians, Romans, Chinese, and Jews, as well as among other peoples and cultures.
And indeed, Christmas wreaths are traditionally made in the shape of a large circle that is beautifully decorated with red bows, cones, and other seasonal decorative items by twisting evergreen branches.
Every family tends to personalize the Christmas wreath and proudly display it on the front door of their homes, greeting friends and guests during the holiday season.
I love having a traditional seasonal wreath on our front door, so I’ve decided to make one alike yet without a lot of greenery. I had in my mind to use pinecones, red berry twigs, a bit of greenery, some ornaments, and Santa. 🎅🏼
I wanted to keep a simple traditional Christmas color scheme: red, green, and white. So I named it a red berry twig & pinecone Christmas wreath.
All the supplies came from Tedi. I used the jolly red and white plaid ribbon to cover the natural straw wreath base and the jolly Santa ribbon to make a big bow.
There are three different sizes of pinecones, four different red berry twigs, one small apple, two small ornaments, and two small mushrooms.
I finished everything with a small Santa in the middle of the ribbon bow and the gold Merry Christmas sign hanging under it. 🌟
This was one of my favorite DIY projects ever. I was totally in love with this red berry twig & pinecone Christmas wreath. Plus, the wreath suits so well on our front door.
Have you made your Christmas wreath this year or did you buy one? Share your stories in the comments below!
Have a holly jolly Christmas, it’s the best time of the year! 🎄
Check out my post The 32 Very Best Creative Christmas Wreath Ideas You Can Make At Home for more inspiration.