Whether this is your absolute favourite time of year or you simply go through the festive motions each December, a wreath is a piece that we guarantee everyone can get on board with. The tradition of hanging a ring of greenery adorned with baubles and ribbons began in Ancient Rome where they were hung on doors to represent victory, then it became symbolic in Christianity, and today hanging a wreath marks the duration of the festive season. We love them because they’re a simple and beautiful decoration (no untangling of lights or assembly needed) and a wreath can pack a real punch, whether it’s hung on the door to greet visitors or used inside as a hanging decoration or even as a centrepiece.
Still unconvinced? We have been so inspired by the array of wreaths taking over our Insta feeds this December that we thought we’d share them here. There’s one for everyone – whether you’re all about tradition or a modern minimalist. Here’s our Instagram guide to the best Christmas wreaths this festive season.
You’ll know this duo from many a GAFF collab, including our recent pop-up. These girls have been teaching wreath-making classes these last few weeks, but if you missed the boat it’s not too late to order one of their pieces. We love how wild these wreaths are – they look like they’ve been plucked from a blooming back garden. This is one for the ethereal Christmas head amongst you.
The Clarendon Street boutique has to be one of our favourite spots in the city, brimming with blooms, pre-planted succulents and flower books. Their wreath offering is the embodiment of a classic Christmas. Think red berries and evergreen sprigs all twisted together to perfection. If we had to guess which kind of wreath George Bailey had hanging on his door in It’s A Wonderful Life, this would be it.
Mark Grehan’s floral masterpieces are truly things of imagination and beauty. For a cool take on the classic, look to his unique selection of wreaths and check out his wreath-making workshops, too. You’ll find The Garden in the Powerscourt Centre and on Cow’s Lane.
Brand new on the scene comes Yarrow Dublin, another duo of flower creatives. These two get extra brownie points for their giant wreaths complete with pine cones and a big white ribbon – far cooler than the traditional red, we think. Treat yourself to one of these if you like to be ahead of the curve on the latest thing in town, and enjoy a little floral drama.
Talk about an Instagrammable wreath – the Adonis number comes complete with all the trimmings. This one’s citrus slices, lemons and star anise details make this the wreath that steals the show, perfect for the Christmas partygoer who wants to make a splash.
There are so many fake wreaths too, of course, but we feel strongly that a real wreath is the only way to go. Whether the tree is faux or no, a live wreath will serve all your live greenery needs this Christmas. Tag your festive wreaths on Instagram so we can follow them and see what you choose with #GAFFwreath.
Stay tuned for plenty more festive interior inspo here on GAFF and over on our Instagram.