Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Year of Wreaths

Over advent, our tea wreath became one of my new favourite Christmas traditions. It also encouraged me to see wreaths in a new way -- they can go beyond run-on-the-mill winter greenery, and be fun, useful and unique. So, this year, I've set myself a challenge: to create a new wreath every month in 2011.


There are lots of inspired people around the world creating wreaths, like those above. I love the idea of a ring of herbs, ready to be used by the cook, a marshmallow wreath for the snowy months, cinnamon sticks to add a little fragrance to your entryway, and a garlic wreath to keep away any vampires!

7. Wool Wreath, 8. Crayon Wreath

Others have made use of their extra wool, thread spools, and crayons, and have even recycled an old road sign!

Perhaps you like this idea and would like to join in? Each month, I'll have a spot for you to share a link to your own wreaths, so that we can inspire each other. For me, January's wreath will be started once we return from England, and shared with you as soon as possible... stay tuned!

8 comments:

zsazsazsu said...

oh I would love to crochet jewelry with some thread of the thread spool wreath! That would be a challenge, but a pitty for the wreath ! They are all gorgeous, have a inpiring 2011

Victoria said...

Amazing wreaths! I especially love the food ones. :)

LittleGemsbyKari said...

super collection!

Jadyn said...

I had been thinking about doing more with wreaths this year, so I am excited to participate! Have been thinking about ideas for January while at work, such a good distraction! Love the photos you shared, very inspiring.

Carol Browne said...

This sounds like a fun project. I think I could get into it!

Astrid said...

Ooh, yes, I'd love you to participate! Let's take wreaths to a new level this year!

Carin said...

Such a fun idea! I have been thinking of stepping up the wreaths around here too, but don't think I'll be up for one a month. I'll do one a season or something and just cheer you on from the sidelines.

urban craft said...

I want the garlic one for Halloween. Feels like it might be more appropriate then.