Keeping It Simple: Evergreen Wreaths

By Kate Riley November 29, 2017

I opened up the Christmas closet last week and brought out a few bins of favorite holiday things, the same sets of reindeer and bottle brush trees and ornaments that I love. They are once again layered around the house. My style has settled into a predictable palette: I mix metallic sheens with white ceramics and add fresh evergreens and it always pleases me year after year.

The same for my front door wreath, my plan is to work up a similar version of the copper cowbell wreath I made last year since it was so easy: just a few ornaments and ribbons and copper cowbells tied to a flocked wreath I bought at a local tree lot. It took me maybe 10 minutes to assemble and I loved it all season long. Perhaps this year I’ll add a string of lights.

Keeping it simple has allowed me to spend more time lounging in my pajamas with my kids like last night, or meeting friends at the pub for trivia night like tonight. It’s just not worth it to stress out over decorating the house, it should be a joyful time and not one filled with anxiety. So each year I find I do less and less and that means I have more time to actually enjoy the holidays.

Evergreen wreaths are as traditional as it gets, and a symbol of the season. If you’re feeling what I’m feeling, keep it simple by picking up a basic evergreen wreath at a local lot or grocery store to use as your base, then head over to a friend’s house and embellish it together with ornaments, ribbon, or contrasting botanicals.

 

one kings lane

 

I spied various evergreen wreaths online, these look simple enough to recreate with yard clippings or base wreath.

 

camille styles

 

carrie / christmas in London

 

made from scratch

 

garden therapy

 

 

darling Darleen

martha stewart

 

magical christmas wreaths

 

 

stone gable blog

 

forever green flower co

 

sources unknown

 

What choices have you made this season to keep things simple?

 

2 comments

  1. Kate, thank you so much for the inspiration! I usually buy a boxwood wreath, but I was unable to find one. Inspired by your post, I bought a beautiful evergreen wreath from Trader Joe’s along with a bundle of eucalyptus. I simply added some of the eucalyptus sprigs to the wreath and it looks amazing! (And it smells great, too!)

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