The wreath: A circle of flowers, boughs, or leaves worn on the head, placed on a memorial, or hung as a decoration.
The door wreath whether you celebrate Christmas or not, is a wonderful way to greet guests at this time of year. (especially if your door is ugly and needs replacing like mine – but that’s another blog!)
My childhood family’s first Christmas door wreath was a faux cedar one that my Mother was quite proud of. Mom had paid a good penny for this wreath and subsequently that wreath adorned our door for many years. It was very pretty at the onset but should have been laid to rest sooner than it was. Note to self: cost cannot always be amortized!
As a kid I remember making my first Christmas wreath from IBM Punch Cards.
For those of you who may not know what an IBM Punch Card is (ie. too young) they are probably the earliest icon of the Technology Age. Before computers of today these ~3” x 7” cards were coded or ‘punched’ with data and then fed into a computer to input information. Seems primitive but we wouldn’t be where we are today if it were not for these cumbersome cards.
An IBM Punch Card Wreath
When I moved into my first apartment I had a pine cone wreath that I purchased from a co-worker who was making and selling them. But when the pine cones started falling off beyond repair this wreath became fire tinder.
Over the years I have always purchased a natural pine or cedar bough wreath. Beautiful.
But this year I decided to change it up. Since my Christmas tree is not ‘strong’ enough to hold decorations I made a door wreath-ornament-holder.
So I started with this…
And DIY-ed this….