Winter Wreath Ideas

What Base to Use for a Winter Wreath?

Spruce foliage often makes a fantastic winter wreath base when wrapped around a wire frame or grapevine frame. Moss can work great too although you will need to keep it watered to nourish the greenery and foliage on your winter wreath. Other foliage like eucalyptus and fir can work great as part of your Christmas wreath base.

What Colours Signify Winter?

Winter wreaths often have a similar color pallet to Christmas wreaths and there are typically two distinct types of winter wreath. As a result, there is a relatively limited selection of colors that most people are familiar with:

  • White

  • Silver

  • Dark Green

  • Dark Red

  • Icy Colours

The pallet for summer wreaths is often pastel with lighter colors instead of bold hues. Light shades of blue, pink, purple, yellow, and orange are often used. You can get some bolder colors too depending on the flowers used as the start of summertime is often when flowers have fully bloomed so summer wreaths can have bold pinks, reds, oranges, and purples too.

What Foliage is Best for Winter Wreaths?

Winter wreaths usually draw from trees and shrubs that still blossom and produce leaves during this season and there is less emphasis on flowers for foliage as most of them have typically died off due to the cold weather. Nonetheless, typical winter wreath foliage includes:

  • Hazel
  • Birch
  • Willow
  • Honeysuckle
  • Vines
  • Holly
  • Ivy
  • Spruce
  • Rosemary

Foliage from hazel, birch, and willow trees look fantastic on winter wreaths and this is often complemented by greenery like holy, ivy, and rosemary.

What Decorations Look Great on Winter Wreaths?

Winter decorations typically don’t have a heap of decorations and the natural elements are what shine on these wreaths. However, some common decorations include:


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  • Pinecones

  • Holly

  • Berries