10 Floral Christmas Wreaths To Get You Feeling Festive

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Christmas wreaths might have started as an English or American tradition, with a beautiful festive wreath hung on the door, welcoming you in out of the cold for an egg nog by the fire, but here in Australia we are quickly embracing this holiday style.   People are going weak at the knees for festive floral wreaths.  There are floral wreath workshops all around Australia where you can learn how to make one, or if you are too rushed for time in the holiday season, leave it to the professionals and order a custom creation from your local florist.

With only a few weeks to go until Christmas, let’s take a look at 10 festive floral wreath creations, from traditional to modern organic and full pretty floral wreaths.

Traditional Wreaths

Traditional wreaths are full of green foliage, usually pine or similar and often tied with a classic big red bow.  With a wreath like this one by Chloe Legras At Boxwood Avenue, everyone who comes to your front door would be welcomed with the most amazing smell of pine, just divine!

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Pine and Cone Wreath | Photography by Melina Wallisch Photography | Styling by Chloe Legras At Boxwood Avenue

Pine and Cone Wreath | Photography by Melina Wallisch Photography | Styling by Chloe Legras At Boxwood Avenue

For something with a bit more festive cheer, incorporating pine cones, colourful berries, christmas decorations and even battery fairy lights makes for a very pretty wreath, to be hung on your front door or inside above the fireplace.

Pine Cone Wreath | Photography by Josh Elliott | Floral Design by Jill Behrle, The Happy Vase

Pine Cone Wreath | Photography by Josh Elliott | Floral Design by Jill Behrle, The Happy Vase

Fruits and vegetables is another lovely tradition that is often incorporated into festive wreaths.  Molly Jackson Of En Fleur Event Design has used miniature pumpkins in her design, but you could use small apples, gooseberries, figs, artichokes, pomegranates, oranges, lemons and limes.   Seasonal cherries would be lovely too, but they wouldn’t last as long as the others aforementioned.  (Especially if I was making the wreath, I would eat them before they would even get to be part of the design!)

Pumpkin Wreath | Photography by Katie Parra Photography | Floral Design by Molly Jackson Of En Fleur Event Design

Pumpkin Wreath | Photography by Katie Parra Photography | Floral Design by Molly Jackson Of En Fleur Event Design

Floral Wreaths

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If you are planning an early festive event or party late in November or early December, you might be lucky enough to catch the last of the peonies.  This pretty peony and rose wreath on an ivy berry base creates a very elegant display.  Holly foliage is also great to incorporate through a wreath and gives it that festive feel.

Peony Wreath | Photography by Ashlee Taylor | Floral Design by Coco In The Country

Peony Wreath | Photography by Ashlee Taylor | Floral Design by Coco In The Country

Who said Christmas wreaths have to be green, white and red?  You could break with tradition and go for a very pretty floral wreath for your holiday decor.  I can see this design by Kathleen Deery Design at perhaps a cocktail party with gold accents.

Floral Wreath | Photography by Sylvie Gil Photography | Floral Design by Kathleen Deery Design

Floral Wreath | Photography by Sylvie Gil Photography | Floral Design by Kathleen Deery Design

Cotton is another lovely option for a full floral wreath.  Sweetgrass Events By Stephanie Gibbs has created this cute wreath that is so soft and pretty looking.  I love the idea of the cotton just on it’s own, simple and effective.  A perfect choice for a winter wonderland themed party.

Cotton Wreath | Photography by Virgil Bunao | Floral Design by Sweetgrass Events By Stephanie Gibbs

Cotton Wreath | Photography by Virgil Bunao | Floral Design by Sweetgrass Events By Stephanie Gibbs

Organic Wreaths

Fern is all the rage at the moment.  So this foliage wreath of all fern is very on-trend.  Being all green it works really well paired with white, in this case chairs.  To break up the green the reindeer decorations are a great little feature.  I love the fullness, softness and texture in this wreath design.

Fern Wreath | Photography by Katie Parra Photography | Floral Design by Molly Jackson Of En Fleur Event Design

Fern Wreath | Photography by Katie Parra Photography | Floral Design by Molly Jackson Of En Fleur Event Design

Organic wreaths break with tradition and instead of being all round and balanced on all sides, they are wild and free.  They often have many different textures and groupings to one side.  I would also say they are easier to make as there are no rules, yet it does take a trained eye to get the balance right, so your eye travels around the piece and it’s pleasing to look at.  A modern take on a traditional favourite. 

Organic Wreath | Floral Design by Hoot And Holler | Photography by Talk Studios

Organic Wreath | Floral Design by Hoot And Holler | Photography by Talk Studios

The trick with making a floral or foliage wreath for our hot Australian climate is choosing elements that are long lasting.  A great example by Emily B. Event Design uses air-plants and foliage like blue gum that is sure to last for quite a while.  Foliages that dry well are perfect for use in wreath design.

Air-plant Wreath | Design By Emily B. Event Design | Photography by Ruth Eileen Photography

Air-plant Wreath | Design by Emily B. Event Design | Photography by Ruth Eileen Photography

Wreaths don’t have to be huge either.  Sometimes the sweetest decorations are cute and simple, like this mini wreath by Flor Valentin.  About the size of a floral crown, you could create a floral wreath to hang on the door handle or use this size to decorate the back of guest chairs at a Christmas table.  This example is also sweet smelling with herbs and summer lavender.

Mini Wreath | Floral Design by Flor Valentin | Photography by Anna Gazda

Mini Wreath | Floral Design by Flor Valentin | Photography by Anna Gazda

What is your favourite floral wreath design?  Do you love the traditional design and classic choices?  Or do you embrace the new trend of modern and organic?

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Kyla Helgeson is one Australia's top wedding florists operating as The White Orchid Floral Design. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Kyla has studied in New York and is a former finalist in Tesselaars floristry competition. In 2015 Kyla joined the Tesselaars marketing team as our floral content advisor and has since authored over 50 popular floral style blogs.

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  1. Hi there
    All of these are delightful wreaths!!!
    Have you heard of #ourwreathlove on Instagram?
    You just use # when you post a gorgeous wreath and all of these are certainly so worthy to go on the site!!!
    Kind regards
    Janie

    Flowers by Janie.WA
    @flowersbyjanie.wa

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