Bright & Beautiful Berry Wreaths

As winter descends upon us, is there anything more reassuring than the sight of bright winter berries? They provide color to the landscape, food to birds, and a warm welcome to your guests...

There are many lovely faux-berry wreath options, but I've limited my selections to real berries, whether dried or fresh. Enjoy!

  1. Just look at this stunner- I cannot get over the beauty of this ilex berry wreath. It was created by ILA of Italy, and as someone who works with flowers & berries & branches, I am humbled. So simple, so perfect. There's no straightforward "buy it right now" link for me to give you, but ILA's English website is here, their amazing Flickr account is here, and when I emailed them pleading for permission to use this image, they wrote back right away.
  2. Emily Thompson hand-makes gorgeously spare wreaths in her Brooklyn studio- they are stunning, and they are expensive. This wonderfully wild rosehip wreath is the most affordable, at $115, but I want all of them.
  3. Design*Sponge's Amy Merrick has an excellent tutorial for creating a rosehip & bittersweet wreath, with grasses, pomegranates, and persimmons thrown in for good measure. I love bittersweet but as Amy warns, "since bittersweet is a wicked, wicked invasive, be sure to take precautions to avoid spreading growth when the season is through".
  4. Terrain lets the bittersweet shine on its own with this witchy handmade wreath. Very tempting indeed...
  5. Tall Cotton 'n Peas packs the tallow berries in tight for this wreath/candle ring. Snowy!
  6. Creekside Farms creates reasonably priced wreaths like this tallow berry beauty, and points out that "dried tallow berries will last for years with minimal dusting as its only upkeep".
  7. They also made this sweet pink pepperberry wreath- I LOVE the smell of pepperberries.
  8. Silvery Moon Farms made this winterberry wreath that weighs five pounds. That is a lot of berries.
  9. Martha Stewart has a pepperberry wreath tutorial, but be warned: you'll need a huge amount of pepperberries. 20-25 bunches are recommended, and bunches don't come cheap. But they do come pretty!

(All images as credited above.)

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