Adorn Your Door, Handcraft a Holiday Wreath

Let’s delight in the holidays, let it glow, adorn your doors, decorate those mantles, turn on those tunes and hang all the white twinkly lights you can find!

’Tis the season to be jolly and spread some cheer. Don’t forget your personal apartment patios and perches as you’re styling for the season! Spiff up your front door (or mantle or more!) with a handmade wreath. Your home will be festive as you sip that egg nog and welcome your guests into your new space. Add some hot apple cider + gingerbread and make it a party. You can make Bay Meadows home for the holidays with our move-in ready apartment collection. Did you know? Bay Meadows offers 4 apartment communities with a plan to fit everyone on your list now leasing, and we’re currently pre-leasing 54 one-, two and three-bedroom new apartment homes at Hawthorne.

Whether you choose to purchase or make your own, wreaths are an excellent decoration this time of year.  They can be made from a variety of foliage including, but not limited to, nobilis – pine or birch, holly/red bittersweet berries, bay leaf, sage, rosemary, olive foliage and eucalyptus. Magnolia leaves, Proteas, succulents and Tillandsia (air plants) are perfect to add a pop of color and architectural interest.

Gather your favorite adornments and make sure to have these handy:
Wreath frame
Loose 22-gauge wire
Paddle wire
Wire clippers

For those who are interested in a DIY project, here is a step-by-step approach to a holiday wreath-building project.

Create Foliage Bundles
Wrap Each Bundle with Wire
Attach Foliage
Continue Layering
Voila! Hang Your Wreath

You can also spruce (no pun intended) up your table setting with the help of these miniature winter wreaths, the perfect greenery complement for holiday celebrations and meals.

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