Holiday parties are in full swing, and many of us are searching for creative ways to display a little Christmas cheer before the guests arrive. While a little inventiveness goes a long way when it comes to holiday kitsch, some of the best (and easiest) decorations are the most traditional. So, pick up a wreath — or 10 — and get Christmas-ing!• Christmas posts by Yvonne from Yvestown blog never ceases to inspire. This year, she covered a faux wreath with Christmas lights and replaced the plug with a connector so that she could turn the lit wreath into a holiday chandelier. She explains that by hard-wiring the lights she's able to turn the wreath on and off with the light switch. Check out her Yvestown blog post
for more pictures and details.
• If you like the idea of a lit up overhead wreath chandelier, but are a little daunted by the hard-wiring process, you can get a similar look by slipping a wreath over an existing chandelier or pendant light. Of course, safety comes first, so make sure the light bulb doesn't come into contact with the wreath.
• Sconces work too. This look may be a little too country-ish for most, and if so, try a different variation from the usual evergreen wreath. For more modern looking DIY wreaths, check out these past posts:
8 DIY Wreaths and 10 DIY wreaths from Martha Stewart.
• Empty frames and mirrors are perfect places to add a little holiday flair— a classic favorite that never ceases to be classy.
• Aside form candles in the window, wreaths suspended from windows and french doors are my favorite traditional holiday look. Another Christmas classic that never goes out of style.
Where will you be hanging your wreath this year?
Images: 1: Yvestown Blog, 2, 3: Cottage Living, 4, 5: Country Living