A wreath is a traditional decoration that has evolved from pagan traditions. Its origins go back to the 16th century in Europe. Evergreen trees were used in decoration and were trimmed to fit into rooms and look uniform. They added a cozy atmosphere to the night before Christmas. Even before Christianity, evergreens were used to decorate doorways. They were a symbol of Christmas and a symbol of faith. Throughout history, wreaths have been used to mark the seasons and commemorate important events.
Wreaths can be made from almost any plant and are traditionally made of evergreen plants. Historically, the materials used in wreaths were based on availability and the symbolism of the occasion. In ancient Greece, Olympian athletes wore wreaths made from bay laurel to signify victory and priests wore olive branch wreaths to symbolize peace. Wreaths are an excellent way to add color and symbolism to your home.
Before making your wreath, decide where you want to hang it. You can use wire, wood, vine or straw as a base. Wrapping woody herbs into a circle will add fragrance to your wreath. Next, wire small bunches of evergreens and herbs to the wreath. Tuck them into the base with more wire. Using various greens and accents will add richness and color to the wreath. You should also include a bow to complete the look.
Wreaths have been worn for hundreds of years. The origin of the wreath is uncertain but it is believed that the headdress originated in ancient Greece and Rome. Depending on the material used, wreaths had varying meanings. The ancient Greeks wore them during their king’s ceremonies and even wore them to commemorate the king. Historically, wreaths were worn as headdresses on the heads of royalty.
Wreaths are also used as symbols for death and grieving. When placed on a door, a wreath is a symbol for grief, and it is often hung there for the purpose of decoration. However, the purpose of a wreath may vary, so it is best to check with those close to the family. For instance, it may be hung on the door as a way to welcome a death or the arrival of a new life.
Wreaths are a traditional way to honor a loved one. Although often associated with doors, they can be displayed in other places as well. In 16th century Europe, they were just as common as those that hang on a wall. Embroidery hoops can make versatile wreath bases. Their minimalist design and little width allow them to be displayed on countertops and on fireplace mantels. They can even be carved onto a tombstone.
Wreath rails come in a variety of sizes. The most common ones are 12”, 16”, and 20”. These lengths can vary slightly. They are great for small, medium, and large wreaths. Make sure to use the correct length of the rail for your wreath. You can also consider buying a ribbon management tool to make the ribbon tails easy. There are also other accessories you can use to decorate your wreath.