What to do with your Wreath after Christmas
Well it’s that time of year again… when the old Holiday Wreath on the front door starts turning brown, and the needles are falling off of it. Not so festive looking anymore now that the holidays are over! If you’ve been wondering What to do with your Wreath after Christmas, then this post is for you. I actually had 2 of these natural Pine Wreaths this year, since I used a second one in my dining room as part of my inside decor. I purchased both of these locally, but I thought it would be fun to try making my own next year. I started to throw these out and then realized that … Hey! There are a lot of good useable parts on these things! So I grabbed them both and headed outside for the dismantling.
Here you can see one of my Holiday Wreaths after I took it down, and my sweet Corgi is out enjoying the snow!
You can see how dried out and sad it’s looking here. But those pretty bright red faux Berries, and other embellishments, are totally worth saving for another day. I used some wire cutters and I wore gloves, those needles are sharp, so be careful! Not to mention the wire pieces used to hold everything together can be quite sharp too, so the gloves are a must.
Holiday Wreath Parts Dismantled
And this is what I ended up with, it’s like a “wreath kit” all ready to go for next year! I’ve got faux berries, some pine cones, 2 red velvet bows, some icicle things, and 2 wire wreath forms. So then next year, all I have to do is add some fresh greens to the wreath forms, put the embellishments back on and I’m good to go. Of course you could use some of these pieces for other projects too, like Pine Garlands for your railings, or Ornaments for your tree or perhaps you could use them in a Holiday table top display.
And as for the rest of the wreath…. I’ve added it to a little make shift compost pile in the back of our yard, where we typically put our yard waste, like weeds and things. So nothing went into the trash! Yay!
I hope that answered the question of What do do with your wreath after Christmas. What do you think? Do you recycle your old wreaths? Do you use the parts to remake wreaths for the following year or do you create and entirely new project with them? Be sure and share your ideas in the comments below, I would love to hear them.