Season’s Greetings! Today I am sharing a few of the wreaths, swags and other types of door decor I have created this holiday season. I love making wreaths year round, but Christmas and winter wreaths are my favorites! This year I have been busy making several different styles of unique wreaths and swags that I have sold online through Instagram, Facebook, and my Etsy shop. In this post I will be showing you a few of my favorite and most popular styles.
Bobtail Nag is a beautiful horse head custom wreath which is gorgeous for Christmas but works well for winter too (especially for us Kentuckians!) with a simple mix of Douglas fir, scotch pine, and cedar. It is my most popular wreath style and it is truly stunning and unique.
I recently sold a Bobtail Nag to a former music student and friend who lives in a historic 1805 New Hampshire home. I was thrilled to receive pictures of the wreath adorning the original back door. I think it looks amazing! Check out his urns filled with greens foraged from the woods surrounding his home. Swoon!
The wreath looks fabulous against the weathered green patina of the door. The rusty bell matches the super cool rusty hinges too!
As I was working on this post, I received another picture from my friend…it’s snowing in New England! Just perfect! I am really intrigued by this home now and I think we might just have a guest blog post in the works so be sure to check back soon or subscribe by email at the end of this post so you don’t miss it!
Purchase Bobtail Nag horse head wreath here.
A Cardinal Christmas
My dear friend and neighbor has the most gorgeous 1915 English Tudor style home which still has the original front door and it looks beautiful dressed with seasonal wreaths.
She ordered a wreath for herself and one to give as a gift to her sister. I created “A Cardinal Christmas” wreath for her based on her love of cardinals, all things plaid, and the woodland forest that surrounds our homes.
She loved her wreath so much that she ordered a second wreath for her sister to give as a Christmas gift. She requested a wreath with a similar design, but with just a bit more shine and bling to suit her sister’s tastes.
Red Bird And Bling
“Red Bird And Bling” combines all the woodland elements (snow covered pine, pinecones, holly, ivy and mistlestoe and a cardinal) with a bit of shine and bling with the addition of deep red and gold bulbs. A gorgeous plaid ribbon rimmed with glimmering gold completes the wreath.
After seeing both wreaths on her door when I was taking pictures for this blog post, she had a very hard time giving up “Red Bird And Bling!” Nevertheless she gifted the beautiful wreath to her sister after all, but she decided to also order a Bob Tail Nag horse head wreath as a bit of consolation! I am so happy she loves all the wreaths! It’s also a decorating bonus for me having the opportunity to create wreaths for such a dear friend and her beautiful home that I can enjoy from across the street too!
Right before Thanksgiving I was having my hair done and I showed my hairdresser (and friend) some pictures of my recent wreaths. She wanted one right away! Since she loves the woodland look, she requested a natural looking wreath that would look great all through winter.
My original “Deer Winter” wreath features a chalk painted buck head, pine cones, snowy birch branches, burlap ribbon and grapevine on a 24 inch lightly flocked blue spruce and pine wreath. It was hard for me to part with this wreath since I decorate with many deer items and antlers, which is in keeping with our natural surroundings where we watch many deer play all day in the forest across the street.
I have a similar buck head which I shared in my early fall home tour and I am working on a wreath to put around his neck for Christmas. Come back next week and you will see him all decked out for the holidays in my Home For Christmas tour!
“Simply Christmas” is quite simply a beautiful and classic Christmas wreath! Pinecones, red berries, eucalyptus and woodland twig bundles adorn a 24 inch pine wreath. A beautiful plaid bow is interwoven throughout and a wintry “Merry Christmas” greeting hangs in the center. The red, white, black and green tartan ribbon gives the wreath a bit of a modern farmhouse look so it would also work well with any farmhouse style decor. It looks just story book perfect at my friend’s classic “Christmas home” hanging on her brand new red front door. Love it!
Classic Christmas Window Wreaths
Every year we buy fresh wreaths for our windows, but this summer we found several nice wreath storage containers at a yard sale so I decided to make some realistic looking wreaths that we could just use year after year.
I wanted a classic Christmas wreaths with mixed greens and a simple dark, wine-red velvet bow. The bow color is the absolute best red for our yellow brick home with a dark green roof! I love how the wreaths turned out and they really are very realistic!
These wreaths can be made with a traditional red velvet bow as well. We have put four on the main windows on the front of our house. I am hoping for a little snow this weekend so I can get a nice picture. The yellow bricks, green roof and festive wreaths really give our home a classic Christmas look, especially with a little snow on the roof… like icing on the cake!
Plaid Tidings Hunting Horn Swag
This classic brass hunting horn swag was created using a vintage brass horn and a tear drop style wreath with colonial charm. Pears, pomegranates, pine and magnolia leaves are tied up with classic plaid and loosely attached to the horn. I have hung my horn indoors on an antique mirror turned chalkboard, but it would look so pretty on a door to welcome friends and family with glad tidings of great joy for Christmas!
I really love the rusty old patina of the brass too!
Christmas Cotton and Pine Farmhouse Swag
These adorable Farmhouse Christmas cotton stem and pine swags are too cute! I am just loving the red ticking/grain stripe bow! These swags look beautiful alone, but they are great for dressing up tobacco baskets, chalkboards, chippy windows, or hanging inside an old chippy shabby frame. I loved this swag so much I made one to keep, but there are still a few available for purchase in my Etsy shop.
This year I have sold several Farmhouse Cotton and Buffalo Check swags in my Etsy shop. These are great little stylish swags that can be used year round.
As you can see I love wreath making wreath, swags and garlands, so you would think I would have an extravagant wreath for my own front door! As I have shared in my home tours, I actually keep a shabby-cottage style distressed white wooden treble clef on my door year round. I am a music teacher (and shabby chic, cottage-farmhouse style lover) so the treble clef is perfect. I created a grapevine and boxwood swag to go behind the treble clef, so I could change up the look of my door with seasonal floral picks and stems. This year I used blue juniper and eucalyptus which ties in both the elements of my other outdoor wreaths and the greenery I have used inside as well.
If you have seen a wreath style you love here today, you can order through my Etsy shop or message me directly for pricing on any of the wreaths that are not listed on Etsy. I will be taking orders on Christmas wreaths through 12/16 with ship out date no later than Tuesday, Dec. 19th. Priority and overnight shipping can be arranged if you need an item sooner.
Winter wreath orders will remain open with a shipping date of Friday, 12/29 for any orders placed next week. In addition to the wreaths I have shown here today, I can create a custom wreath for you! Just contact me via email with a picture or description of what you would like I will do my best to create the perfect wreath or other type of custom door decor or swag for you!
What types of holiday crafts or decorating projects have you been working on? Don’t forget to link up for Thursday Favorite Things (TFT) tomorrow! I am so excited to announce that I will be a co-hostess for the party!
You can also link up your Christmas posts and home tours at the Home For Christmas Blogger’s Link Party which is live now through December 26th! A very special “thank-you” goes out to Debra at Common Ground for putting together such a fantastic party!
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