While we put up a faux Christmas tree each year (so that we can have it up much longer than a real tree) I still ADORE the smell of real greenery in my home.

5 DIY Wreaths Made With Real Greenery

How Long Will a Fresh Wreath Last?

The lifespan of a fresh wreath depends on various factors, including the type of greenery used, environmental conditions, and how well it is cared for. Typically, a well-maintained fresh wreath can last anywhere from two weeks to a month. Here are some tips to extend the lifespan of a fresh wreath:

Moisture: Keep the wreath well-hydrated by misting it with water regularly, especially in dry environments.

Location: Display the wreath in a cool and shaded area away from direct sunlight and heat sources to prevent premature drying.

Avoiding Extreme Conditions: Avoid placing the wreath near heaters, fireplaces, or drafty doors, as extreme temperatures can accelerate the drying process.

Storage: If the wreath is not being used immediately, store it in a cool place, preferably in a plastic bag, to retain moisture until it’s ready to be displayed.

By following these guidelines, you can help ensure your fresh wreath stays vibrant and festive for a more extended period during the holiday season.

5 DIY Wreaths Made With Real Greenery

Can you keep a fresh wreath indoors?

Yes, you can keep a fresh wreath indoors, but it’s important to take certain precautions to ensure its longevity. Here are some tips for keeping a fresh wreath indoors:

Choose a Cool Location: Place the wreath in a cool area away from direct heat sources such as radiators, heating vents, or fireplaces. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can cause the wreath to dry out more quickly.

Mist the Wreath: To help retain moisture, mist the wreath with water regularly. This is especially important in indoor environments, which tend to be drier than outdoor settings.

Avoid Overheating: Be mindful of the temperature in the room. Overheated indoor spaces can accelerate the drying process, so try to maintain a cooler environment.

Protect Against Drafts: Avoid placing the wreath near drafty doors or windows, as drafts can contribute to drying out the foliage.

Consider a Wreath Hanger: Use a wreath hanger that allows the wreath to hang freely rather than pressing against a door or wall, promoting better air circulation.

By following these tips, you can enjoy the beauty of a fresh wreath indoors while maximizing its lifespan and keeping it looking vibrant throughout the holiday season.

5 DIY Wreaths Made With Real Greenery

5 DIY Wreaths Made With Real Greenery

Today I wanted to share some gorgeous DIY wreaths that you can make with real bits of the outdoors so that your home can smell like the holidays, real tree or not!

Enjoy and be sure to pin your favorites for this year — and years to come!

1. Fresh Christmas Wreath

Fresh Christmas Wreath

via Twelve on Main

2. Fresh Evergreen Wreath

Fresh Evergreen Wreath

via Garden Therapy

3. Eucalyptus Wreath 

Eucalyptus Wreath

via Hearth and Vine

4. Live Wreath

Live Wreath

via Ella Claire Inspired

5. Succulent Wreath 

Succulent Wreath

via BHG

Wishing you a beautiful holiday season, friends! I hope you love bringing this bit of the outdoors into your home.