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6 beautiful ways to make a welcoming Christmas wreath for your front door (1962)

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6 beautiful ways to make a welcoming Christmas wreath for your front door (1962)

The welcoming wreath

It invites all callers to come inside and share the Christmas spirit with you

The traditional symbol of welcome and hospitality is a wreath of fresh greens, trimmed to a fare-thee-well.

To make your own, start with a heavy wire frame 18″ in diameter, and use florists’ twine to attach greens: hemlock, yew, pine, whatever is available, and enough to make a fat, thick wreath. Then trim it with glittering ornaments, pine cones, perhaps a miniature sleigh, frosted fruits or attic treasures. Finish it off with a satin or velvet bow if you like, hang it on your front door and get ready to welcome your friends.


Vintage Christmas decor: Della Robbia wreath of artificial fruits, gold and red ribbons, a wood-carved angel

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Glittering Christmas wreath of tiny ornaments, frosted fruits and flowers, bits of costume jewelry

6 beautiful ways to make a welcoming Christmas wreath for your front door - Vintage crafts

Decorating your front door for Christmas (1960)


Bird’s nest wreath, complete with two toy birds, has a moss green velvet bow

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Santa’s sleigh wreath, trimmed with a berry tree, ribbon bow and streamers

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Miniature toy wreath has a red velvet boot, a candy cane to please the children

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Traditional wreath of greens is decorated with a gold eagle, and large and small shining Christmas tree balls.

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