With Christmas around the corner there’s so much to do … gifts to buy, presents to wrap, parties to attend, work to finish and life to keep up with.

But one thing every home should have that says “Welcome! Christmas is here!” is a wreath. My husband always says I have enough greenery and Christmas decor but I can’t help myself when I pass take a walk through the garden or on a local trail … there is usually something green and alive that comes back with me.

Christmas Wreath | Bowery Beach Farm

The above wreath is made with sprigs of balsam tied to a wreath base using floral wire (which everyone should have in their house … it has a multitude of uses) and decorated with pinecones, red fake apples for color and a red and white bow. I especially love that when you pass a live wreath you can breathe in Christmas!

Another favorite is the boxwood wreath.

How to make boxwood wreath | Bowery Beach Farm

This is a wreath I make annually. And this year I got my grubby little paws on some real, live mistletoe! So you know that means it’s making its way into ALL my Christmas decorations. There’s only one caveat. And its BIG. Mistletoe is poisonous so make sure there are no berries or leaf droppings that children or your pets can pick up and put in their mouths! But other than that these white berries add a little something extra!

Rosemary WreathHow to make boxwood wreath | Bowery Beach Farm

And as an herb farmer, my live Christmas decor would be incomplete with out some rosemary included somewhere. So this year I used the same metal wreath frame I use for my outdoor wreaths, I just choose a smaller diameter, and made a rosemary wreath for the back of each chair of our kitchen/dining room table. Not only do they look pretty, but our family and guests get to take one home and as they dry can be used in the kitchen on cold winter nights!