Unexpected Holiday Decorations
Capiz-Shell Buttons Wreath
An abundance of pearly shells is delicate up close and sculptural from a distance.
Colorful Wool Wreath
Warm and fuzzy, this kooky mottled option would look artsy against a black door.
Find more festive ideas at anthropologie.com.
Mosaic Mirror Wreath
A modern interpretation, with folksy, hand-hewn charm.
Find wreaths similar to this style at westelm.com.
Circle of Succulents Wreath
This mini vertical garden, composed of three types of echeveria plants in soft greens and purples, brings life (literally) to your entryway. For care, lay the wreath in an inch of water whenever its leaves start to pucker. Let it hang for months, or dissect it after the holidays, tucking clusters of plants into pots.
Find wreaths similar to this style at vivaterra.com.
Sweet, tactile, and detailed. Ma Ingalls might have made something similar by the fire.
To buy: Cody Foster & Co. woolen winter pinecones, $45 for three, Blue Tree, 212-369-2583.
Fur Ball Ornament
Light as air, for those delicate branches.
To buy: Rabbit-fur pom-pom, $10, 866-422-5977.
Crafty Orb Ornament
Something charming that will blend well on a tree filled with homemade ornaments.
To buy: Felt ball ornaments, $6 each, westelm.com.
Paper Vine: Newsprint on one side, matte silver on the other—it’s offbeat and understated draped in a doorway.
To buy: David Stark Newspaper Leaf, $16 for two three-foot vines, westelm.com.
Cranberries Gone Wild: Wrap this homey array around a wooden banister.
To buy: Gudari Sari, $35 for three feet, sundancecatalog.com.
Garlandus Maximus: With over-the-top crystal droplets and messy-on-purpose chains, it would make a slick table decoration along a runner—use two side by side, with the bling facing out.
To buy: Costume Jewelry, $88 for five feet, anthropologie.com.
Standing buck (16 inches high by 12 inches wide).
To buy: $30, zgallerie.com.