Handmade Holiday: The Modern Wreath

Deck the halls (and doors) with wreaths of grandeur this holiday season — and all year. There is no shortage of creative wreaths nowadays. From unusual stuff to unexpected contours, I really like the contemporary spins on this classic Christmas decoration. Here’s inspiration to your wreath-making, whether you want a rustic contemporary wreath made of fresh greens or an eye-catching wreath crafted together with the pages of a vintage book.

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Agnes Blum

Our grandparents may have crafted wreaths made of yarn back in the day. However, this yarn wreath feels present — the choice of black and white yarn adds a contemporary spin.

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The Happy Home Blog

Old pages from a vintage book are glued and attached to a ring to make this vintage paper wreath. This wreath could easily decorate a room year-round.

Living With Lindsay

Here’s another wreath utilizing vintage pages. The newspaper is clustered together in several layers for added drama.


Here’s one you do not see everyday: an ice wreath! I really like this thought. The pops of red cranberries and greens floating in the ice feels so festive.

Tip: Wreaths are not limited to holiday d├ęcor. A simple wreath similar to this could be an easy way to dress up an entryway for a winter wedding.

Between Naps on the Porch

There is a contemporary simplicity to this set of boxwood wreaths, simply adorned with a bell and brown decoration. The green wreaths are stunning against the black doors.

Tip: This, the wreath hangers are the same colour as the doorways, so they disappear against the black paint.

Lemons are the primary element of this wreath, which can be much more yellow than green. It is a fresh alternative to traditional evergreen wreaths.

TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design

This brown twiggy wreath includes a country modern fashion — and could definitely work as yearlong decoration.

Jeanette Lunde

Following is a wreath which you may keep up all year. A ring of pine cones makes for a simply contemporary twist on the timeless. The spare amount of pine cones adds to the rustic contemporary style of this wreath.

It’s hip to be square with those green wreaths. The shape is absolutely unexpected. I like how these square foot wreaths were hung over the window molding. It reminds me of eyeglasses hung over bookcases to break up the grid of shelves.

Stephanie Woody

This contemporary wreath looks like it is made from birdseed. It is a unique spin on the holiday decoration, but it fits right in with a mantel decked out in traditional greenery and silver mercury glass.

The Happy Home Blog

Two contemporary DIY wreaths: a wreath made of red tinsel along with a wreath made of rolled up book pages attached to a foam wreath. I like the balance of shiny new tinsel and vintage book pages.

Here’s just another DIY twist in the newspaper wreath idea. This wreath is made up of vintage pages of a publication. The grade of this paper wreath is dramatic — there are layers and layers of rolled pages glued together.

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