Exterior door wreath ideas from Williams-Sonoma include wreaths made entirely of grains and wreaths made of quince and gourds. Wreaths made of fall leaves or quince and cinnamon sticks are also good ideas.
A grain wreath is made of a clockwise swirl of flax, red broom corn, avena, spray millet and black sorghum. It also consists of bearded blond wheat, Highlander millet and beardless green wheat. This wreath is ideal for a sheltered outdoor area.
As with Williams-Sonoma's fall leaf wreath, the leaves can be lightened with sprays of wheat, sweet annie, orange safflower, dried lotus pods, yarrow and other botanicals. Exotic botanicals add color and texture to a wreath made of quince and gourds or quince and cinnamon sticks. These include purple oregano, yellow flax, tiny pine cones and eucalyptus. Wreaths can also contain seashells with dried starfish twigs and kelp.
More robust wreaths are made from synthetic products. They can be made of faux leaves, flowers, berries and pine needles, as featured in selections offered by Pier I Imports and Sears. Outdoor wreaths for Christmas can be made out of shatterproof Christmas balls, each featuring one or more colors. Varying the sizes of the Christmas balls also adds style.