Start with a base – this doesn’t have to be a basic green wreath, it can be anything. Think outside the box, maybe it can be a round mirror that you embellish the way you would a traditional wreath, it could be a styrofoam ring wrapped in yarn or fabric, then decorated with accessories. Anything goes, get creative.
Express your style – A wreath is like the jewellery on the exterior of your home. The first impression of your home should be a little hint of what’s inside. The wreath and the inside of your home could relate to each other through a small accessory or detail, colour, or through something you enjoy – that speaks to your personality. For example, I’ve decorated one wreath with cookie cutters, for the baker and lovely baking smells inside.
Choose an anchor – choose one thing that is the center piece or the statement and then add smaller accents around it and to compliment it.
Choose 2-3 colours – Stick to a simple colour scheme. Choosing 2 or 3 will let the beauty of your “anchor piece” shine through without distracting, yet still have enough colour to be interesting and cheerful.
Add a beautiful ribbon – I almost always have ribbon on my wreaths, really beautiful ones; satin, velvet, wide ribbon. It adds a little luxury and elevates any wreath.