DIY Embellishments for Holiday Wreaths and Garlands

Nov 10, 2020

Have you ever purchased an evergreen holiday wreath, hung it on your door, and then wished it was a bit more exciting? Some boughs of greenery can certainly brighten the mood, but you can elevate your wreath or garland game to even higher heights when you add on your own DIY embellishments.  

Recently our very own Rachel partnered with Lora Bloom to teach how to do just that with their beautiful wreath kit. We’ve got more info coming soon about this fun, all-inclusive kit, but to keep it succinct, we highly recommend it. They’ve put together a plethora of embellishments to add to a very high-quality evergreen wreath. You won’t be disappointed with the results.  

Once you’ve used Lora Bloom’s kit, you’ll want to add embellishments to even more of your holiday décor. To get your creative juices flowing, we’ve rounded up some inspiration for what you can add to wreaths and garlands to give them a high-end and personalized look for the holidays.

Dried Florals

For a bit of color and texture, you can't go wrong with dried florals. We love them so much, our Winter Box (which is available without a subscription attached), will provide a bunch of gorgeous white dried florals to let you create a wreath perfect for January and beyond. If you did dry some flowers with the kit from your Autumn Box, you can get a head start on the fun with something like this:

Source: Leigh Chappell Flowers

Berries and Seeds

We love this family farm's guide to foraging for striking embellishments like berries and seeds. This is the perfect time of year to go our and see what you can find left in your garden! 

Source: Floret Flowers

Dried Oranges and Citrus

Last week we posted about how to dry oranges in your own home. With that easy DIY tutorial, you'll be set to add these wonderful smelling, pops of color to your holiday wreath.

Source: Romantic Homes


This time of year, magnolia leaves turn a beautiful copper color on their undersides, and they are just perfect for adding warmth to a holiday garland or wreath. Their orangey brown hue can make an early appearance on your door or table for Thanksgiving and look perfectly at home.

Source: HGTV

Cinnamon Sticks

For another great smelling addition, add cinnamon sticks to your wreath or garland to give an instant festive touch.

Source: The White Horse Flower Company


As you can see, eucalyptus can bring a cool tones into your wreath, perfect if you're going for more of a winter look. Some varieties of eucalyptus even come with extra added texture like the seeded eucalyptus we used in the Lora Bloom kit. You can change the look of your wreath or garland very quickly with this DIY embellishment.

Source: Fierce Blooms

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