Tuesday, December 1, 2015

How We Decorate Our Front Doors with Christmas Wreaths in The United States

Fig.1 Christmas Wreaths
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:

Bright ribbons
Christmas ornaments
      (pine cones, holly berries, fruits, and little toys)
Circular structure (Metal , twig, plastic or foam

Christmas ornaments Christmas wreath
Floral supplies to include twine, green floral tape, floral stem wire, foam.
Wreath hanger

Why do we decorate our front doors with Christmas Wreaths? There are many reason, my family has a the tradition of doing this every year. Look at fig.1 and fig.2 these are two types of simple wreaths used every year. Each year we add more of less to my exterior wreaths depending on the theme for the year. This is my way to celebrate Jesus Christ birthday and remember the saying that "Jesus His the reason for the season."
Fig.2 My front door
This post shows the seven steps needed to create your own Christmas Wreaths. 

If you want details on how to make a Christmas Wreath all the craft magazine will have one and even more articles on how to decorate your home. Below are some example. This post shows several very good Internet sites that do an excellent job of giving directions on how to make a Christmas Wreath from scratch.  

Step 1: Below are ten well known magazine that will help you get started in the holiday mood.

  • Better Homes and Gardens® Magazine
  • HGTV
  • Reader's Digest
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Country Woman Magazine
  • Sunset
  • Family Circle Magazine
  • Martha Stewart Living®
  • Wreaths on Pinterest® and DIY Wreaths® 
    Step 2: Its fairly easy if you want to create your own wreath. Just go to any craft or hobby store in your area. Talk to the sales clerk and ask them what supplies are needed.
    Step 3: Fig.3 and fig.4 show two different types of structure and are also circular. Using green planter tape (green flexible plastic tape) or flower tape (green wire with green paper over it and flexible) will allow you add boughs can be added to the structure. What ever Christmas ornaments you want to add you your art work.
    Fig.3 Circular brown 
    cordage structure with 
    little red berries
    Fig.4 Plastic 
    circles structure
    Step 4: Fig.5 shows bright ribbons preferably bright colors with metal foil within the ribbon so the wreath has body. Floral supplies will be used such as twine, green floral tape, floral stem wire, foam to trap the edges and either real or fake evergreens, such as Douglas Fir branches to add texture to the wreaths.
    Fig.5 Store purchase
    Step 5: Fig.6 and fig.7 shows that you can assemble all the parts and don't forget to add Christmas ornaments or pictures of your family, pine cones, holly berries, fruits, and little toys.
    Fig.6 Christmas 
    bulbs wreath
    Fig.7 Twig made 
    Step 6: Purchase a wreath hanger. Place the wood, twig, plastic or metal structure frame into the bottom half of the door hanger.
    Step 7: Fig.8 and fig.9 shows how our neighbors proudly display their Christmas Decorations and door wreath for all to see.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Fig.8 Decorative
     front door
    Fig.9 The Inn

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