Wreaths For Fun: White Feather Wreath with Ornament
Published November 17, 2012
Is your green, plastic wreath with the molding berries looking at little tired this year? Or maybe it’s finally time to toss the reindeer head with the nose that’s been chewed by your family dog, Buddy. If this sounds like you, then why not go a more contemporary route this year with your holiday decorating?
If you browse around the retail stores a little you will probably notice that a lot of this year’s holiday decor is a mix of traditional and contemporary. This is a great look if you would like to keep some of your more treasured, traditional decorations and perhaps add just a few modern ones.
It’s best to begin by establishing a theme of colour and texture. For example, green and gold, or white and silver are wonderful holiday colour combinations that will work well with traditional or contemporary settings.
The front door is a great place to start. An evergreen wreath hung on the entrance door has traditionally symbolized new and everlasting life and over the years the evergreen version has been transformed into many different interpretations using alternate materials.
For a contemporary twist try a white feather wreath adorned with a simple yet dramatic Christmas bauble. This wreath is easy to assemble and very light in its weight so it can be hung almost anywhere that is dry and away from the outdoors.
- 1 Styrofoam round or square wreath form
- 1 large bag of white feathers (available at craft stores) or two large feather boas
- Glue and glue gun
- Silver or White Christmas bauble
- Thin ribbon (for hanging)
- Thin wire
If you are working with the long feather boas, you can do one of two things: wrap the boa around the wreath until it is entirely covered or cut it into pieces and glue them separately to the front of the wreath form.
After the wreath is completely covered, use the thin wire to loop through the ornament and tie to the wreath. Cover the wire by arranging the feathers around it to hide any exposed sections. Use your glue gun to glue the ornament to the wreath for extra security.
Tie the thin ribbon around the wreath for hanging.