Thanksgiving Fall Wreaths

Now it’s the time to decorate for fall! Create your own or pick autumn wreaths that say to your visitors welcome the season in the most gorgeous way. Use these ideas that uses fresh leaves, pine cones, faux flowers for a beautiful greeting. Then you can simply switch out for Halloween or Christmas wreaths. 

Simple Patterns Make a Great Wreath

Green Leaves In a Thanksgiving Wreath Pattern Brings in the Fall Colors

Autumn wreath Photo by Joanna Kosinska. Pumpkins and dark rich colored red berries and green leafs in a wreath pattern brings in the rustic colors of fall into your home.

Gold and Silver Wreath

Brown and brass-colored bauble hanging decor Photo by Kelly Sikkema. A brightly colored gold wreath with accents of silver, brings in the new year.

Hanging Christmas Decor

Christmas decor hanging at glass window. Photo by Jonathan Meyer

Bright Red Christmas Wreath

Christmas wreath. Photo by Vika Fleisher

Plants Makes a Great Wreath

Decorative plant wreath. Photo by Caleb Woods

Wreath Mounted on a Wall

Green and red Christmas wreath mounted on wall. Tim Mossholder

Red and Green Wreath

Green and red Christmas wreath. Photo by Spencer Imbrock

Ribbons and Wreath

Green and red tinsel and ribbon wreath hanged on brown wooden rack. Photo by Samule Sun

Wreath Made of Green Flowers

Green flower wreath hang on gray wooden baluster outdoors during daytime. Photo by Annie Spratt

Green Wreath

Green leaf plant wreath. Photo by Lauren Fleischmann

Pine Cone Wreath Pattern

Person making a pine cone wreath. Photo by Svetlana Sidorenko

Simple Green Wreath

Simple green wreath hung on the wall. Photo by Guillaume Lorain

Wreath Mounted On a Door

Photo of green door wreath mounted in green wooden door. Photo by Jez Timms

Red and Green Leafed Wreath

Red and green leafed plant wreath. Photo by Annie Spratt

Can't Go Wrong With a Red Berry Wreath

Red berries Christmas wreath. Photo by Toni Cuenca

White Flower Wreath

White flowers with green leaves wreath. Photo by Georgia de Lotz

Wreath History in Ancient Times

A wreath is a variety of flowers, fruits, branches or different materials that form a ring.

They are usually made of evergreens and symbolize strength, as evergreens last even during the harshest winters. Bay laurels can also be used.

Wreaths were a design used in southern Europe in ancient times. The most famous are pieces of jewelry made from gold or other precious metals from the Etruscan civilization. Symbols of Greek myths often appear in the designs, embossed in precious metal at the wreath ‘s ends.

Ancient Roman writers referred to the Etruscan corona sutilis, which were wreaths sewn on a background with their leaves. These wreaths look like a diadem, with thin metal leaves attached to a band of ornament. In Etruscan medallions, wreaths also appear.

The plants in Etruscan jewelry shown contain ivy, oak, olive leaves, myrtle, laurel, wheat and vines.

Wreaths were worn by Etruscan rulers as crowns. In Ancient Greece and Rome, the Etruscan symbolism was still used.

Roman magistrates were also crowned with golden wreaths as a symbolic testament to their lineage back to the early Etruscan rulers of Rome.

Wreaths were used in the Greco-Roman world as a decoration that could represent the occupation, status, achievements and status of a person.

The commonly used wreath was the laurel wreath. The use of this wreath stems from the Greek myth of Apollo, the son of Zeus and the god of life and light, who fell in love with the Daphne nymph.

When he went after her, she fled and asked Peneus, the river god, to help her. Peneus made her a laurel tree. From that day on, Apollo was wearing a laurel wreath on his head. Laurel wreaths became associated with what Apollo embodied; victory, achievement and status, and would later become one of the most commonly used symbols in Greece and Rome for achieving achievement.

Laurel wreaths were used in the original Olympic Games to crown victorious athletes and are still worn in Italy by university students who have just graduated.

Other plant types used to make crowns also had a symbolic significance. For example, oak leaves symbolized wisdom and were associated with Zeus, who made his decisions in an oak grove according to Greek mythology.

The twelve tables from 450 BC have a long tradition of funeral wreaths. The winner of the Olympic Games was the winner of the Olive wreath.

Wreaths in Modern Times

Harvest wreaths, today a common decoration of the household, are a custom with ancient European roots. The creation of crop circles in Europe can be traced back to ancient times and is linked to animistic spiritual convictions.

The harvest wreath was a sacred amulet in ancient Greece, using wheat or other harvested plants, woven together with red and white wool threads. The harvest wreath would be hung all year round by the door.

The harvest wreaths were an important symbol for the ancient Greek community, not just for the farmer and his family.

A harvest wreath was brought by young boys who would sing on the journey. The laurel or olive wreath was hung at the door. This ritual was hoped to protect against crop failures and plagues.

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