Decorating with Wreaths for Christmas – Simple Ideas and Tips to Try!

Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  Each week, I like to highlight a different theme or topic to inspire you.  For instance, are you still looking for Christmas decorating ideas?  How about wreaths…do you have enough yet?  Yes, I’ll admit I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time searching for Christmas wreath ideas on Pinterest!  To save you some time, today I’ve gathered up a bunch of ideas for decorating with wreaths for Christmas. 

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Ideas for Decorating with Wreaths for Christmas:

Hopefully, some of these examples will inspire you with new ways to decorate with wreaths!

Decorating with Wreaths on the Front Door:

Welcome guests to your home with a classic Christmas wreath…

Yes, I know – so original… Sure, there’s nothing groundbreaking about a Christmas wreath on a front door but I do have a couple helpful tips…

Wreath on black door - Decorating with wreaths for Christmas

similar wreath

Buy a nice looking artificial wreath and then change the bow and/or decorations on it from year to year.  Several years ago, I bought my artificial wreath from Home Depot and it’s held up beautifully.  Even though I originally bought it for my front door, I’ve also hung it in a few places like my mantel this year.

If you decide to buy a fresh wreath, try to buy one that’s freshly made so it lasts longer.  Keep it outside or in a cool garage until you are ready to hang it and then be sure to mist it with water.  For years, I would buy a live wreath each year but they can be a bit pricy…and then you have to dispose them after Christmas.  It just wasn’t worth the hassle for me anymore.  After all, most of our guests don’t even come through the front entrance!

Consider choosing a wreath that stands out on your front door.  As I mentioned above, I hung my artificial outdoor wreath indoors this year.  So, obviously, I needed to come up with an idea for my front door wreath.  Since red really pops against a black door, I decided to hang my poinsettia wreath this year.

Red poinsettia wreath on black front door

similar wreath

Or, instead of hanging a bright floral wreath, you could always make your wreath stand out with a bright bow.  Another option is to buy a pre-lit wreath.  Obviously, they look extra festive at night.

If you don’t want your wreath hanger to stand out, buy one the same color as your door.  Obviously, it was easy for me to find a black hanger but I’ve also seen white and clear plastic ones.  You could also go for something that contrasts the door color and looks more decorative. I’ve seen some beautiful gold or silver styles.

Decorate with Wreaths on the Back of Chairs:

Each year, I like to add something new to my Christmas decorations…

As you’ll see on my recent Christmas house tour, I hung mini boxwood wreaths on the back of my dining room chairs.  Obviously, I didn’t invent this idea but I’ve seen so many of these Christmas wreath ideas on Pinterest, that I just had to try it!

Mini wreaths and navy velvet ribbon on back of chairs - decorating with wreaths for Christmas

To coordinate with the rest of my Christmas decor, I chose navy blue velvet for the ribbons and finished the look with a gold bell on each wreath.  If I decide to go with a different color scheme next year, I can simply change the ribbon.  In that blog post, you’ll also see a few more ways I decorated with wreaths in my home.

Mantel Decorating with Wreaths for Christmas:

Another simple wreath idea is to hang one over your fireplace…

Though if you’re like me and have a stone fireplace, it might be a little challenging to attach the wreath.  Don’t worry, I came up with a super easy last minute mantel decor idea

wreath hung on black mirror on fireplace mantel

Just lean a large mirror on your mantel and hang a wreath over the front.  Done.  Just make sure your mantel is wide enough so you can lean the mirror back so it doesn’t fall forward.  Being an overly cautious person, I also stuck a tiny furniture pad to the mantel to help prevent the mirror from sliding forward.  (Actually, you can see it at the bottom of the mirror above.)  Safety first, my friends! 

Also, if you don’t want to deal with needles everywhere, use an artificial wreath.  Believe me, fresh Christmas wreaths don’t stay fresh for long inside!

For more ways to decorate a stone fireplace for the holidays, read – Stone Fireplace Christmas Decorations.

Decorate with Wreaths on Windows:

In my kitchen, I like to try out different Christmas decorations in the window above the sink…

One year, I hung a simple wreath with gingham ribbon to coordinate with my farmhouse Christmas theme.

Wreath hung on window - Decorating with wreaths for Christmas

One of these days, I’d love to hang some outdoor window wreaths across the front of my house.  Don’t you just love that look?  

Decorate with Wreaths on Glass Cabinet Doors:

Dress up your kitchen cabinets this Christmas…

One of my favorite Christmas wreath ideas is to hang mini wreaths on my kitchen cabinet doors…

mini wreaths on glass cabinet doors - Christmas wreath ideas

I’ve been decorating my cabinets like this for several years.  On the inside of each door, I leave hooks attached year round. That way, I can hang my boxwood wreaths in minutes without having to reattach them each time.

Decorate with Wreaths on Your Christmas Table:

When you decorate your holiday table, add a mini wreath on each place setting…

Since I used some greenery in my centerpiece, it made sense to add some to the place settings on my Christmas table, 

Place setting with wreath and blue china - Decorating with wreaths for Christmas

Plus, with all the red and navy blue, the extra greenery kept the table from looking too patriotic!

Christmas Wreath Shopping Ideas:

If you like the preserved boxwood wreaths I hung on my dining room chairs, these are the exact ones I bought.

preserved boxwood wreath on back of chair from Ballard Designs - Christmas wreath ideas


If you want something a little larger with more color, this 24 plaid and houndstooth wreath is pretty! 


Or, go for an even larger wreath with this 36″ prelit artificial wreath.


For more ideas for decorating with wreaths for Christmas, here are some finds from around the internet:

Whether you’re decorating with wreaths inside or outside your home, I hope I’ve given you plenty of ideas! 

What’s your favorite way to decorate with wreaths for Christmas?

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  1. I love to decorate with wreaths too! I love the small boxwoods you used on your dining room chairs! The velvet ribbon and bells are such a great touch! Hope you have a wonderful holiday celebrating in your pretty home, Donna

    1. Thank you Donna! I’m glad you like the small boxwoods on the chairs – I was excited to try that this year. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely holiday!

  2. What great ideas! I’ll be on the lookout for some tiny wreaths now. I’ll be featuring your post tomorrow on Happiness is Homemade at LifeasaLEOWife.com. Thanks for sharing with us! Traffic Jam Weekend is also open for sharing until Sunday at 11:59pm CST. Hope to see you there as well!

    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

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