Cottage and Vine Wreaths

Friday, November 26, 2010

How was your Thanksgiving?  We are still having a ball with family, eating too much, and watching all of the cousins play together.

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it is time to turn our thoughts towards Christmas.  Each year, Mom and I get together to make wreaths.  I thought that you might enjoy seeing some of the wreaths we made last year.

 Mom's front door

Our mantle

Go here, for the tutorial for both magnolia wreaths.  They are the same only Mom's is bigger - as it should be.

Our front door

Now that I think about it, I didn't post a tutorial for this boxwood wreath.  One will be coming very soon.

Pantry door

Go here for the tutorial.

This is blurry, sorry, but it is faster to make than the first one.  To learn how, go here.

Our garden gate

This wreath so difficult.  Ha!  Purchase a grapevine wreath and paint it red.  There you have it - the cottage and vine wreaths.  If you have questions that aren't answered in the tutorials, please feel free to email me @ 

Have a great weekend!


  1. Good morning, Rene. Thanks for the tutorials. I was already wanting to use magnolia leaves this year. Have to go to my mom's to get some or may ask my neighbors that have a tree.

  2. All very pretty! I'll definitely check the tutorials - thanks for sharing!

  3. Your wreaths are beautiful! Looking at the magnolia ones makes my pruner fingers all itchy ... there's a branch on the big magnolia tree in my front yard that could use some attention ... gotta get a wreath form. :)

  4. I will look forward to your tutorial. It looks like boxwood and I have lots of that! It's beautiful!

  5. Oh, I love all of your wreaths - so beautiful. Great idea spray painting the grapevine wreath - so bright and festive!

  6. Rene, I love the one on your front door - I too thought it was boxwood? Can't wait for a tutorial on that. One thing I have never done is make my own wreath! Enjoy the day with your family all together.

  7. I love how simple a Christmas wreath can be. All of these are great and maybe...just maybe...I will try one :)

  8. Yes, the third wreath is made of boxwood. I will put together a tutorial very soon.


  9. Rene, thank you for sharing your beautiful wreaths! I love boxwood wreaths! Thank you for the tutorial as well!


  10. Such beautiful wreaths! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Rene', I love wreaths. And magnolias. Your magnolia wreath is just stunning! I would love a fresh magnolia wreath. But there are so few magnolia trees in my area. I am thinking about planting one next year. I'll be anxiously waiting for your boxwood wreath tutorial. The wreath on your front door is beautiful and so simple.

  12. Gorgeous,gorgeous wreaths! Thanks for sharing :o)

  13. Beautiful wreaths Rene! How fun to get together with your mom and make them! The magnolia wreath is just gorgeous on your moms front door and above your mantel!!

    I am so glad that you had and are still having a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  14. Hi Rene. We are still recovering from all of the festivities! Those wreaths are so beautiful. Wreaths are my favorite part of decorating. Thanks for sharing.

  15. those are all so beautiful and natural! love the magnolia wreaths, especially. they are fabulous!

  16. Those are beautiful! Too bad we don't have magnolias up here. :(

  17. Rene-
    Those are lovely wreaths!

  18. These are really gorgeous and what great memories you are creating.

  19. Magnolia and
    Boxwood cost a
    fortune, here,
    so I can just
    dream! In our
    part of the
    country, it is
    all about cedar
    and different
    types of fir.
    I also love holly
    and buy mine at
    Trader Joe's,
    then take off the
    "picks" and try
    to make them my
    own with different
    ribbon. Gorgeous
    front doors, ladies!!
    xx Suzanne

  20. Thanks everybody! Suzanne, I will trade some magnolia leaves for a little Trader Joe's :) Try as we may, Greensboro doesn't have one.


  21. Beautiful! I love real greens in wreaths and yours are absolutely stunning and so pro! Thanks for the great inspiration.


  22. Your wreaths are gorgeous! I have gathered lots of magnolia leaves but haven't known how to make a wreath...but thanks to I will be able to do it!!! Thank you for the wonderful photos and inspiration. Your wreaths are beautiful!
    I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  23. I love the simplicity of the pantry door wreath, am going to check out the tutorial, thanks!

  24. Hi Rene, All of the wreaths are beautiful! I especially love the magnolia ones. Thanks for the inspiration and how to.
    Happy Holidays,

  25. I love magnolia wreaths!!! There are a bunch in front of our city hall ... perhaps I will just have to take a walk and snag some!

  26. Rene, All of these look amazing - I just adore fresh greens. I have been cutting the past couple of days and can not wait to start wrapping. Great inspiration! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  27. I made an audible gasp when I saw your boxwood wreath. It is sooo beautiful! I am going to try to figure out where I can get boxwood around here!
    I'd love to have you link your wreaths to Theme Party Thursday at my blog!

  28. these tutorials have literally made my christmas season. magnolia and boxwood wreaths are my favorite, and i'm so excited to have found tutorials! the boxwoods in my front yard and my neighbor's magnolia tree should very afraid right now ;) thanks so much!


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