Create something new with wreath decorations. They’re the perfect way to make something festive, or to celebrate your creativity.

There are so many different names for these items, including embellishments, enhancements, and accents.

But whatever you call them, the point is that they’re supposed to add something fresh and exciting to your wreath.

With that in mind, here’s a brief overview of some common options.

You can also check out some of other guides for more information:

How to Make Outdoor Wreaths

Types of Frames

DIY Ideas

What do you use to decorate a wreath?

Truthfully, anything can be a wreath embellishment. As long as you can attach it securely, it can be used. You can even attach hanging accents in the center, or at the bottom.

(Check out our guide on how to decorate wreaths if you want to know more about attaching embellishments.)

You can also check out these articles, if you’re looking for specific options;

Pink Wreath Bow

Mini Pumpkins for Wreath

The only limit is your creativity. But if you’re looking for some basic advice, these are some traditional choices:


Bows are probably the most traditional option. Oftentimes, a wreath only needs a large bow at the top or the bottom to look complete.

Because they’re so traditional, they may seem like a boring choice, but that’s far from the truth.

For one, there’s an endless variety of options you can use. Ribbon comes in a wide range of fabrics and finishes. Choose a satin option for some elegance, or a burlap option for something more rustic. You can even choose a glitter option for some glam.

They’re not just for decorating with either. Using these as a hanging hook is a fun way to dress things up. You can also thread the tails or extra ribbon around the wreath, for a really gorgeous look.

And if you can’t find an option you like, it’s easy to learn how to make bows with ribbon. Here’s one great tutorial:

As you can see, there’s actually a lot of room for creativity!

Ribbon comes in a lot of colors, patterns, and textures. And how you tie the ribbon can also create a different look.

So have some fun with it! Embrace different colors and styles, and come up with something unique for you.

Signs or Hanging Accents

Signs are a popular choice, particularly if you want some added personalization. These can hang from the center of the wreath, or directly with the flowers and foliage.

You can do things like monograms, inspirational sayings, or welcome. For a truly personal touch, you can also buy a little chalkboard sign and write whatever you want on it.

Hanging accents come in a larger variety. For example, you can choose them according to the season, like jingle bells in the winter, and flip flops in the summer. Things like hearts are also popular choices.

Seasonal Embellishments

Seasonal options are popular because they can take any plain wreath and turn them into something festive and fun.

If you’re looking for some wreath decorating ideas, here are some great seasonal choices:

Popular Spring/ Easter embellishments include:

  • Bunny
  • Ears
  • Eggs
  • Fruit
  • Birds
  • Crosses
  • Clovers

Popular Fall/ Thanksgiving embellishments include:

  • Maple leaves
  • Pine Cones
  • Dried fruits or vegetables (Such orange slices or ears of corn)
  • Wheat
  • Pumpkins or other Squash
  • Turkeys

Popular Winter/ Christmas embellishments include:

  • Candy Canes
  • Holly
  • Evergreen
  • Fake Snow
  • Christmas Ornaments
  • Jingle Bells
  • Pine Cones
  • Glitter
  • Tinsel

Again, anything that matches the season can be used to decorate with. These are just some of the more common options.

Wreath Decorating Kit

If you’re really not sure what you’re doing, purchasing a kit is a good option. These come with plenty of embellishments and usually guides to help you.

Most also come with tools that you’ll need. Although, with some, you may have to purchase wire cutters and floral wire on your own. Be sure to check the product for what’s included.

If you’re more experienced, you can also get sets that only have the enhancements. These are easier to purchase, and perfect for anyone who is not an absolute beginner.

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The downside is that they usually have a particular theme or season in mind. That leaves you with less room for creativity.

However, if you’re really not sure where to start, these are great. They can help you out with all basics, so that you can create your own beautiful projects in the future.

Wreath Making Ideas

If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out these ideas and diy projects:

You can also check out fun, budget friendly tutorials like this one:

Decorations for Wreath Making

Embellishments are the perfect way to take something beautiful and make it even more so. They allow you to personalize something, or celebrate a holiday, or just have fun!

And there are so many different possibilities to explore. While there are a lot of traditional options you can use, you don’t have to stick to those.

Anything can be an embellishment! Feel free to express yourself, or find a way to diy your own accents. As long as it can be attached securely, it will work.

If you’re new to this type of craft, don’t worry! It can certainly be intimidating to figure out where to start. Luckily, there are tons of great kits and tutorials that can help you out!

So if you’re interested in trying out embellishments, give it a shot! Wreath decorations are a great way to make something beautiful and unique.