These Christmas wreath ideas make perfect handmade Christmas gifts. Making a Christmas wreath can also be a fun family project during the holidays.
All you need to make a simple Christmas wreath is a wreath form of foam, straw or metal, greenery that can be fresh pine bows or artificial greens of your choice, some seasonal decorations, glue, and thin wire.
A Christmas wreath has traditionally been seen as a sign of hospitality when hung above a door. Wreaths as part of your decor can be made for every season or for use year rounds. A favorite wreath-making manual is The Wreath Recipe Book.The Wreath Recipe Book: Year-Round Wreaths, Swags, and Other Decorations to Make with Seasonal Branches
A few reviews of this fun craft book include: “For year-round decorating ideas, snag The Wreath Recipe Book. It’s formatted like a cookbook, with ingredient lists and simple instructions for making unusual wreaths.” ~Sunset
“This book’s 100 wreath, centerpiece and creative natural decoration ‘recipes’ . . . make me want to grab all of the branches and leaves I see on my walk home and turn them into something special for the table. . . . Alethea and Jill of Studio Choo decided to organize their book by season, with plenty of projects you can create in the spring and summer, not just in winter ‘holiday’ months." ~Design Sponge
Wreaths are perfect handmade Christmas gifts. Gather your craft group, a church group, or your family and create wreaths for the holiday season, for Thanksgiving, or as items to sell for a fundraiser.If you don't want to create a wreath "from scratch" there are many wreath kits that offer all the fun of creating without the hassle of buying all the separate "ingredients." The Cookies & Candy Wreath is great fun to make with your children or grandchildre: This Cookies & Candy Wreath Kit is a perfect holiday project to do with children or grandchildren.
Decorating a basic Christmas wreath is limited only by how many ideas you can think up. Traditional "Christmasy" decor could include pinecones, small Christmas tree ornaments, ribbons and bows, and even candy canes.Sparkly Christmas Snowflakes are a great decoration...not the real snowflakes of course...there are wonderful sparkly snowflakes for purchase that are perfect for wreaths, garlands and other Christmas decor. We have seen sentimental wreaths decorated with small framed photos of children or grandchildren. A small string of battery-operated lights is the perfect "finish" to your handmade Christmas wreath.
Christmas wreath ideas for that perfect handmade Christmas gift may differ from wreaths that you want to make to sell or donate to an organization.
The Boy Scouts, churches, and other organizations often make and sell Christmas wreaths as a yearly fundraiser.Christmas Elf Magic: How to Make a Christmas Wreath Video DVD is a wonderful training video to watch if you are serious about producing stunning wreaths to give or sell.