26 September 2016

Beautiful Fall Wreaths to Grace Your Home

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Have you ever wondered why we place a wreath on the door in the fall?  The story starts in ancient Greece, where farmers would take strands of their crops, mostly wheat, and braid or weave them with red and white yarns and place on their door in thanksgiving for the crop.  The Greeks believed that the wreath would protect them from plagues and crop failures and as a symbol of that good luck, was hung for the whole year.  The typical shape is round, to represent eternity, or eternal gratitude.

In Europe, in the early days, the wreath was the identity of the home, much like house numbers are today.  Each wreath was a unique combination of flowers and plants, usually grown in their own greenhouses.  What a fun way to identify homes:  head south on the road, pass the Rose Wreath, until you get to the Lily Wreath.  Turn left, the first house with the Daisy Wreath is what you're looking for!  (how fun!)

At Christmas, the wreath is round for eternity and evergreens are used as they represent strength. The traditional colors of green and red have meaning, too.  The red is the blood of Christ and the green is for the continuation of life.

 I love learning new things!  Now, look below, which are your favorites?

Cranberry Wreath – by A Beautiful Mess
Monogram Wreath – by Lil’ Luna
Elegant Autumn Wreath – by Positively Splendid
Colored Denim Scrap Wreath – by Crafts by Amanda
Paper Hydrangea Wreath –by Lia Griffith
Glittered Fall Leaf Wreath – by Uncommon Designs
Canning Lid Wreath – by Funky Junk Interiors
Book Page Wreath – by Knick of Time
Fall Paper Leaf Wreath – by Burlap and Blue
Whimsical Clothespin  Wreath – by Ribbons and Glue
Fall Hydrangea Wreath – by Simply Designing
Burlap and Yarn Ruffle Wreath – by Nemcsok Farms
Fall Pumpkin Wreath – by Skip to My Lou
Black Licorice Wreath – by Saved By Love Creations

36 comments :

  1. Wow those are so pretty. i really need to consider getting a wreath for my front door. I love to decorate.

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  2. I love the book page wreath!

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  3. These wreaths are gorgeous! The DIY is so impressive for SO many of them! I feel like I need a really simple and chic wreath to try out. I think my fave wreaths are ones I buy already made! haha!

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  4. I'd love the clothespin wreath for in my laundry room! And the canning lid for the kitchen! Such cute ideas! I'm not a great lover of artificial vegetation, etc., but have made pine cone wreaths before, and really like them. :)
    Thanks for all the ideas!

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  5. A wreath is so welcoming and I love adding some color to my black door. I would like one that is more Fall harvest than Halloween, with a big "S"!

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  6. What a great array of different wreaths! I have just our autumn one up on the door, I didn't have a summer one this year. xx

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  7. These are great wreaths. I would love to change the one on my door. Looks like I better get crafting!

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  8. I had no idea of the history of the wreath! I only hang one up at Christmas. I should re think that. Maybe that's why our vegetable garden was so poor this year - I need a wreath STAT!

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  9. These are all wonderful and beautiful wreaths! I never knew the history behind why we have them, thanks for teaching me something. I especially like the simplicity and beauty of the one in the very bottom left. I will be looking at all the wreaths. Lovely!

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  10. I love so many of these! Gorgeous!

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  11. Great round-up of project ideas, definitely going to keep me busy through fall these are some cute options!

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  12. Hey Terri,I have to admit. I'm a simple girl. I love those burlap wreaths and the licorice one. :) If only I had the time and patience to create this kind of beauty. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    ~Bren

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  13. I had no idea that the origin of wreaths existed in Greece although it does make sense! I like the wreaths here they are beautiful xx

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  14. Wow these are pretty! I knew wreaths predated Christianity as they were used in many winter solstice and seasonal celebrations whether on doorways or worn on the head. I love all of these, all I need to do is pick one lol!

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  15. I love decorating for the holidays! All of those wreaths are just perfect and oh so cute, its hard to pick a favorite one :)

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  16. What a great variety of wreaths!

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  17. Beautiful Wreaths,,, Love seeing them...

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  18. Great to know - I never knew there were so many reasons for wreaths.

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  19. I LOVE WREATHS. I want my own house so I can put one on the door (our apartment complex doesn't allow them!!). I am counting down the days until we move. LOL

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  20. That is all so interesting. I didn't know any of that so thanks so much for sharing!

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  21. Lovely ideas I need to make an autumn wreath, I always make the traditional Greek spring wreath and have had christmas ones but have never made an autumn one. Thanks...

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  22. I love making my own decor at home which means for fall, I love making my own wreathe! These are awesome ideas and I can really use them as inspiration. Thanks!

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  23. I am loving all of these wreaths. I have been looking for a new one but I now just may make one on my own!

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  24. I am really loving that book page wreath. So cute. All of these are so unique and would definitely get a conversation going.

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  25. I have the inside of my house decorate for fall but not the outside...I need to get on that as quick as possible before it's time to put my Christmas wreaths out!

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  26. These are gorgeous! I need to make a new fall wreath for our house, I am saving this!

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  27. what fun! I love wreathes and have made them with my girls for the past 2 years they even made a couple cute one for their room.

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  28. These are beautiful. I always love the colors of Fall and making a lovely wreath out of them is a great way to celebrate my favourite season!

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  29. I love all those beautiful wreaths. If it were up to me, I would have a wreath hanging on my door every day of the year. It would be a different one for each season, but there would be one there everyday.

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  30. Wreaths are such a fun DIY project and they're so easy to create with different themes for different times of the year.

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  31. What a beautiful wreath. I wish I can make one, perfect for our door!

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  32. I love the idea of making beautiful wreaths to hang on an apartment door to make the hallways look a bit more cheery. Had no idea about the story of wreaths coming from Greece, so interesting.

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  33. These are great and so pretty!

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  34. Omg!!! So many fabulous wreaths!!!! We just hung ours last weekend! Fall decor is just too cute!!!

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  35. I love that Book Page Wreath <3 I would totally just keep that up year-round near my book case!

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  36. I never knew about the roots of this tradition. Greece is such a beautiful country and I can almost imagine how they decorated their doors

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