Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Shop: Wreaths

Designing Mom Jackie

I'm not much of a traditionalist when it comes to holiday decor. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Hanukkah decorations are pretty boring compared to all the sparkly Christmas fanfare. Not that I'm a fan of Rudolph or Santa, but I do love the idea of a decorated tree, handmade stockings, and shimmering lights.

The problem is that I feel completely out of my element every December when the winter holidays roll around. We kept things pretty simple when I was growing up. A few menorahs. Some plastic dreidels. End of the story. Now that I have kids and am part of a mixed faith family, I am trying to take things up a notch. I'm striving for something festive, with hints of Christmas and Hanukkah, reworked in a creative, contemporary fashion. A tall order, I know.

First thing on my agenda: wreaths. I've always admired them but never had one. I would really really like to make one this year, if time permits, and I'm thinking of something a little whimsical - made out of paper or buttons or even gum drops. Here are a few inspiring examples that I'm just loving:

1. Faux bois wreath from Knock Knocking
2. Button wreath Shopping Sherpa's flickr pool
3. Faux feather wreath from Kitschy Digitals
4. Felt wreath from Allium Design's etsy shop
5. Paper wreath from Rag & Bone
5. Paper wreath from Haru's etsy shop


Tori Higa said...

wow - these are great! truly works of art. i am in love with the one from knock knocking. their whole etsy shop is beautiful as well.

mari said...

I've become a sucker for wreathes - there are so many creative options now. I'm planning on making one with lots of pom poms, if I ever find the time. ha, maybe it will be a Valentine's wreath instead of the holidays ;) said...

i'm not into the traditional wreaths either. so here's one that i made and more wreaths that i love… non traditional ones.

Lizza said...

Wreaths usually leave a bad taste in my mouth but these are just great.

cupcake studio said...

What a great selection of wreaths! So pretty!

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