Home Décor Ideas - Evergreen Holiday Wreaths on Windows
Holiday decorations have evolved over the years from the simple to the sublime and yet the classic wreath continues to be the celebrated foundation piece for our home's exterior. The evergreen wreath on the exterior is classic. In recent years, there is a new trend emerging, one which at first took me back. Like all items of change, I was not at first enamored with this new "look". Now after searching and reviewing and comparing, I have to admit I am now a full fledge fan. Stay tune and seek different applications of wreaths on the windows from classic to modern to colorful to basic. And don't leave without sharing your opinion. After all, learning what others find aesthetically pleasing is an important pathway to growing closer. As we learn more about others, we re-define ourselves and learn who we really are.
One of the movies that caught me off guard many years ago was the 29 Bridesmaid Dresses. In this movie, an important point was made that the young lady didn't know how she liked her eggs. Long story short, she found herself and figured out how she liked her eggs.
So this brings me full circle back to our wreath (pun intended - sorry I just had too!) and learning what we really find pleasing.
Our exterior decorations a self indulgence? Perhaps. Or on the other hand, perhaps exterior decorations are simply another method to celebrate the structure that we call home.
Exterior Wreath on Windows - Various Architectural Styles
Christmas Wreaths on Windows Exterior Decorations
Wreath on Windows at Night - Various Architectural StylesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Wreath Tips - Adding Two Ribbons
Ribbon Tips from Nancy Alexander
In this video, Nancy shows how to craft a very inexpensive wreath with a layered ribbon using wire ribbon with gold edging and a plaid design. The end result is simply amazing. I know it is a long video but trust me, it is worth every minute. Here is a summary of Nancy's tips:
- Unroll the entire roll of ribbon
- Plan your streamers
- Plan your layers
- Second bow tie is 1 1/2 inches longer
- Add a loop for the top of the bow
- Pipe cleaners hold well and are easier on your hands
- Position to your preference - Nancy prefers her bows to the left not centered.
- Cut off pipe cleaner so not to scratch your door
- Fluff branches to hold ribbon
- If you get nice ribbon it will hold up
- Place in a protected area - not fully exposed to the rain
- Cut the end of the ribbon in a v design or angle - your personal preference
- Then she adds in two green sheer bows to expand the visual delight
Common failure: did not tie bows tight enough
How To Do a Wreath on a Window
Decorating with a wreath on your front exterior windows takes some skill, some time and some analysis of where you wish to end.
The classic red bow is something I believe all of us can relate to so here is an exceptional example of how to gracefully pull together this major holiday statement on the on your home - on the windows that you show to the world.
Check out the various options from the red ribbon from the top to the tassels blowing in the wind. My personal preference, the more red ribbon - the more elegant and eyecatching the overall design becomes.
Tips on Preparing Your Holiday Wreath for Your Window
#1 Fluffing, yes, fluffing, simply taking the time to care for the sprigs of green in the same manner that mother nature presents greenery makes a world of difference.
#2 Adding in contrasting color - that beautiful yuletide red will be sure to make the window wreaths pop.
#3 Lights - add lights for nighttime glamor.
The battery operated lights are a new option but a little pricey. If you have the time to arrange the cords, the corded lights will work just as well with a little forethought and allot of patience.
Consistency in your design is the key. In decorating, repeating the colors, the shapes adds the congruency that can set your exterior design apart. Check out the many great ideas and plan your design long before you go to the store or order on line.
How To Do a Wreath on a Window
Other Design Ideas
The class round wreath is ever popular but do think out of the box and consider a couple of other design ideas for your exterior décor:
- Pine swag
- Green glass ornaments and coordinating green ribbon
- Pine cone wreath with cranberries
Do be careful of the artificial cranberries and their exposure to the elements. Planning ahead will add longevity to your investment in your exterior decorations.
Beyond Round Wreaths - Other Shapes and Ideas
Wreaths are commonly thought of as round but for your decorating style, let's consider some other options such as the classic swag or change up the materials and try out the rich textures of the dried wreath.
Whatever your choice, remember your options are only limited by your imagination.
How to Craft A Large Tear Drop Ribbon
Dramatic Tear Drop Wreath
Speaking of unusual options for wreaths and an alternative shape - thinking out of the box of the classic round wreath, consider the elegant tear drop wreath. This shape can be done is small or large depending upon your space and how much impact you are aiming for.
For a dramatic 5 foot tear drop wreath, fantastic for the front door or the side lights, check out the video at the right from Kevin from Trees N Trends.
Wreath on the Window - Be Creative Other Shapes Than Round Other Materials
Share Your Thoughts and Preferences
What is your favorite style of the wreath on the windows?
What is your favorite presentation for the wreaths on the windows?
Different Architectural Uses of Wreaths on Windows
Holiday decorations are great for all architectural from modern to classic colonial for residential and for commercial.
Don't forget your retail store or office - the same rules apply.
Here are some of the architectural styles that we have highlighted but remember the list is only limited by your imagination:
- Ranches - One Story Homes
- Cape Cod Homes
- Two Story Victorians
- Two Story Modern
Whatever your home's style, consider taking the classic wreath to the window and elevate your holiday exterior décor from good to great.
Wreath Pro - How to Hang Your Wreath on the Door
Hanging Wreath on Windows and On Doors
Hanging wreaths on windows and doors offer special challenges because you have a limited space to center your masterpiece. Check out this new product offering that can help you with the very best presentation.
From Wreaths to Garland
If you haven't seen the new garland hangers especially designed for exterior doorways, if you love wreaths you must check this new item out. It is great because it works on tension - no drilling, no holes. And yet it will hold your garland conveniently and in a decorative fashion around your doorway.
Wreaths on Windows Summary
We covered allot of territory on wreaths from various architectural styles and using wreaths on windows to how to design and hang to alternative shapes and materials. The main theme is to inspire you to design something that pleases you and your family.
I hope you have enjoyed the hub as much as I have to pull together. If you found this helpful or inspirational, please vote up and share.
Happy Holidays! And may all your holiday wreath design dreams come true!