Christmas Wreath Ideas

What Base to Use for a Christmas Wreath?

Moss bases can be suitable for Christmas wreaths, but you may want to consider something like a grapevine wreath as you can easily thread the greenery and foliage through. Wire bases work great too and give you excellent flexibility to add an ample amount of greenery to the wreath.

What Colors Signify Christmas?

Christmas has a relatively strict and well-known selection of colors that represent both the natural and religious aspects of the winter season and traditional holiday period. This makes for an interesting and diverse color range, and you can get Christmas wreaths that really stand out. The six traditional Christmas wreath colors include:

  • Red

  • Green

  • White

  • Silver

  • Gold

Red, green, and white represent the natural aspect of Christmas and the winter season with white reflecting the winter landscape and red and green representing foliage like holly bushes. You can get shades of brown too to reflect the death and sparseness of the trees and natural landscape during this holiday period.

Aside from natural colors, gold, silver, and purple also feature prominently in Christmas wreaths and these reflect the religious aspect of this holiday. Silver and gold often represent gift giving but can also signify the three wise men and the gifts they bought to baby Jesus. Similarly, purple is primarily known as a royal color, but in Christianity it also represents Jesus Christ.

What Foliage is Best for Christmas Wreaths?

Christmas wreaths usually feature seasonal plants and foliage that we associate with winter or the festive holiday. These give Christmas wreaths their characteristic red and green coloration and make for some gorgeous smells too.

  • Rosehips
  • Berries
  • Crab apples
  • Fir
  • Pinecones
  • Spruce
  • Holly
  • Ivy
  • Eucalyptus

The underlying foliage is often built with greenery like Ivy, Holly, Spruce, and Fir to give a luscious and full base to work with. Foliage Is then often added on top of this with smaller seasonal elements like pinecones, berries, rosehips, and even crab apples.

What Decorations Look Great on Christmas Wreaths?

Christmas wreaths have a brilliant range of traditional decorations and many of them can be found on Christmas trees too! Some of the decorations are natural and pay homage to the greenery that grows during the winter, but others are more playful and represent the gift-giving aspect of Christmas:

  • Baubles

  • Pinecones

  • Holly

  • Candy Canes

  • Ribbon

Many Christmas wreaths have baubles in traditional colors like red, silver, and gold. The natural decorations include pinecones, pine branches, holly, and other seasonal growth. The fun decorations include things you may find in your stocking like candy canes or ribbon that is wrapped around presents.