Entry Wreath

by Chris on December 23, 2011

Tree Classics sent me this wreath a couple of weeks ago (can you ever have too many wreaths?), and it is gawgeous! It’s 34 inches of beauty, I tell ya. While I wouldn’t normally put a wreath of this size on my door (wouldn’t I?), I was in desperate need for something for my entry this year.

berry wreath

I’ve spoken before about how my home sits off the road quite a bit, and that plays a role in how I decide my outdoor decor. It has to stand out to be seen from the road, and this certainly fits the bill.

Christmas entry

Okay, really? I’m loving it. I normally have a large lit wreath on my garage, as well. Luckily, all the lights went out, and I was too lazy to re-string it.  But hey—check out that wreath on the door!

Classic Christmas

Tree Classics has a number of beautiful wreaths (this is the San Marco), but they have a large selection of artificial Christmas trees too. It’s a little too fun shopping the site. Because I’m obsessed with reviews, I thought I’d link those up too.

Christmas wreath

I had a couple of e-mails asking me about it, so here ya go! It’s pretty, no?

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{ 8 comments }

Gwen@theboldabode December 23, 2011 at 7:49 am

It’s outstanding! Really, it seriously stands out! Beautiful! I just have a wonky Christmas tree the I had an allergic reaction to on my porch…it’s pretty, but it keeps fallin’ over and I’m too lazy to go pick it up every five seconds! Tried tying it to the window, so now it just flops over halfway..hahaha!

Linda Jo December 23, 2011 at 11:29 am

It’s beautiful!!! I think a large wreath is key!!!! It’s NOT too big! Merry Christmas!

Diane December 23, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Since I’m such an inexperienced DIYer/decorator, could you tell me if the lights on the wreath are battery-operated or if you have it plugged in somewhere? (I don’t see the telltale extension cord in your picture.) It’s gorgeous and I’d love to get one, but I don’t have an electrical outlet on my porch, so I was hoping you could answer that for me.

Thanks!
Diane

Chris December 23, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Well…. :) It is not battery operated. I’ll have to grab a picture of how it’s “rigged”, but I basically ran the light cord right up with the wreath hanger. I then ran a white extension cord around my door on the inside and plugged it into an outlet in my craft room. You can obviously see the cord, but my guests don’t usually go out that way anyway. It works out well! Hope that helps for now!

Judy December 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm

The wreath is absolutely gorgeous and totally perfect! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

Cindy January 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Your house could be my house’s twin! Love the wreath! I might need to try that next year! Have a happy new year! You can see my house here: http://www.renounednest.com/2011/12/kingsmill-christmas-house-decorating.html
Have a great new year!!

Gloria McMahon January 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I notice you have wreaths on all your windows. One year I bought 30 wreaths for 75 percent off at Joann Fabric so I would have a wreath on every window. I bought ribbon and made bows and hangers, and had my DH put a nail above every window and the next Christmas – I hung a wreath in every window. Then the wind blew. And those wreaths would scratch and bump against the windows, so….I took every wreath down and hot-glued heavy felt to the backs of each wreath, and rehung them. And the wind blew harder. And the wreaths bumped against the windows as we slept – and woke us all up. So I took down 30 wreaths again and tied string around the bottom and put 30 more nails in the bottom of 30 windows, and tied the string to the nails. And they still bumped and scratched. My question – How do you keep all those wreaths from BUMPING and SCRATCHING?

Chris January 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Your comment had me laughing, Gloria! Unfortunately, I suffered from the same problem. My fix was to tie fish wire to the bottom and run it through the seam in my double-hung windows. It worked well. I should say, however, that we had a very mild winter before Xmas. I don’t know that it would have worked as perfectly in some major storms. It worked this year though!

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