There are few icons carrying with them a more welcoming sentiment than the ubiquitous yet oft-forgotten front door wreath. In some parts of the country, they proudly hang on nearly every door, while in other places, they’re more difficult to find than Tina Fey’s serious side. Wreaths are a timeless symbol of hospitality — of warmth — and stand true as a sign of attention to detail.
Made of everything from grapevines, twigs and long-stemmed flowers to seashells, yarn and countless other source materials, these never-ending circles are as fun to make as they are to see on the door of a new neighbor we’re meeting for the first time or a grandparent we haven’t seen in ages.
The perfect family arts & crafts activity, they offer a prime opportunity for kids to help decide on what colors to incorporate, what materials to use and how to construct them altogether. Here, a small sampling of inspiration points from one of our favorite things in the world: Etsy.