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How to Dress Up a Holiday Wreath at Home

One of the most traditional icons of the holiday season is the wreath. Wreaths have been around for thousands of years and are a symbol of completeness and eternity. Not to mention, they really make your home look and smell like Christmas.

This year, I suggest taking that plain wreath with a big red bow and dressing it up a little bit. There are a few easy ways you can DIY a beautiful holiday wreath by making your own floral arrangement at the base of the wreath. You'll need a few supplies, but it's very simple to do and the outcome will really wow your guests.

  • Red roses
  • Stemmed berries
  • Baby's breath
  • Floral water tubes (you can find these at your local florist or craft store)
  • Floral igloo (you can find this at your local florist)
  • Clippers

Step 1: Plain holiday wreaths usually come with a big red velvet bow. If yours had one, just twist it upside down so it hangs at the bottom of your wreath, not at the top. 

Step 2: Take your floral igloo and attached it to the base of the wreath, right above the ribbon that you twisted upside down. The igloo will come with plastic straps so you can secure it to the wreath. 

Step 3: Take your roses and clip the stems off. Pluck the leaves as well. Then place each one separately in a floral water tube and stick them in your igloo. You'll want to repeat this step with the berries, clipping the stems and sticking them in the igloo. Keep going until your igloo is completely covered with roses and berries. Make sure to add some baby's breath to fill in any holes. They also create a pretty snow covered effect.

Step 4: Add a few more scattered roses and berries throughout the wreath.

That's it! You've taken a simple holiday wreath and really put your own creative spin on it.

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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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