Christmas Wreath

How to Make Your Evergreen Christmas Wreaths Look Like The Professionals

You all know what a mess an evergreen wreath base is when you first get them, Right! To get it to look it’s best you must FLUFF it!  I always like to add extra greenery to mine to give it a nice full look.

Here is an example of a wreath that is half fluffed. You can see on the left side it has already been fluff and the right side has not!

Evergreen wreath fluffing

What I find easiest to do is to lay your wreath down on your work table. Then with both hands reach into the wreath and start separating each and every branch. You want to straighten all of them out and make sure they’re not bent.

When you have separated the branches you want to position them is different direction. You can do this as you go along or just wait until you’re done separating and then go back. Have some pointing towards the center, some pointing towards the outside of the wreath and of course some straight up. This gives it a natural look.

Once you have the fluffing  all done you can either leave it as is or add other greenery to it for extra texture and interest. Here is a teardrop swag I have already fluffed.

evergreen fluffing

I bought a plain evergreen garland and other Christmas greenery picks and cut them up into smaller pieces as seen in the picture below. Using a hot glue gun I start adding greenery where it looks bare to me. Sometimes you don’t need much and other times you may want a real full look and professional look!

evergreen christmas wreath

Below is the teardrop swag after I had added more greenery. Most of it was evergreen from the garland but you can see where I have a red arrow pointing to the other added greenery.

christmas evergreen wreath

I hope you enjoyed learning how to fluff you Christmas wreath and if you have any comments feel free to leave them below.



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Picking the Perfect Christmas Wreath for Your Front Door

cupcakeA Christmas wreath hanging on the door is a wonderful way to greet your guests with a bit of holiday cheer and bring a smile to your face as well. There are hundreds of different wreaths you can choose from. Such as, large wreaths and miniature wreaths, wreaths made of plastic, ones made from real greenery, others with artificial fruits and birds….the list could go on and on.

With all of the choices, you’re bound to select the wrong wreath, right? Absolutely not! There are wreaths that are more suitable than others-for example, you don’t want to get a tiny six inch wreath for an eight foot front door – but other than selecting the right size, you can’t go wrong.

People have many different ideas as to what should go in a Christmas wreath and some of them at first glance don’t appear as if they have anything to do with Christmas at all and that’s okay. Because there are many styles to choose from; you are sure to find something you love.

First, decide on how much you want to spend. Then you’ll want to decide if you want an artificial wreath or a fresh one. Artificial ones are certainly more popular because they can be used year after year and there are some gorgeous artificial ones. You can get them in different sizes and in just about any theme you want. Are you having a country Christmas? You can find a front door wreath to fit that décor.

Do you want your wreath to light up at night; you can pick out a pre-lit wreath. The desire to use lights is one plus in buying an artificial wreath – you won’t have to worry about the needles drying out like you do with a real wreath.

However, if you want a fresh wreath you are more limited on what you will find. Most of your Christmas tree lots sell fresh wreaths with usually just a bow on them. You can order a fresh61WO9+l9ijL._SY300_ wreath online just like you can a multitude of other Christmas related items. There are companies who’ll ship the wreaths to you at no cost. The nice thing about a fresh wreath is you get a nice fragrance in the air every time you open or close your front door.

Secondly, know what size your door is that the wreath is to hang on. You don’t want a wreath so small it disappears in the vastness of the door and you don’t want one so big it gets caught every time you open or close the door.

Finally, decide on color and style. It is very common today to decorate in the colors of your existing décor. Not everyone wants to use the traditional red and green…Popular colors are browns, copper and gold’s, – turquoise, purple and greens, – pinks, metallic blue and green apple..etc. Styles range from country, modern and classic so choose with what already goes with your décor.

One tip to keep in mind, is that if you find a wreath you love but you don’t like the color of the bow, you can always change the bow out yourself. Take your time in finding the right wreath for you, especially if it is one you will be using for years to come.

Merry Christmas!