I used to buy 2 or 3 fresh pine Christmas wreaths every year, but then got the idea to make 2 permanent "wreaths" to hang - they grace the outside of the garage (shown is one of them).
As you can see, it is actually a quilt block. I searched my Electric Quilt program for a Christmasy looking pine, found a block and sized it to fit some boards I had cut to fit the space.
I glued 2 same size wood pieces together to make a thick, sturdy base. I printed the templates for the block, traced them on the wood then used acrylic paints to paint - or "piece" the block. Finally, I used a spray sealer to cover.
They are impervious to wind and wet - give it a try sometime! I have done another block which hangs all year near the door to the house. Photo another time...