Easy DIY Christmas wreath you can use indoors or outdoors.
If you want to try your hand at making a Christmas wreath, it will be better to start with an easy design that incorporates just a few decorative elements. This way you won’t feel overwhelmed and it will also be budget-friendly.
I have made the wreath below using ornaments I had from past Christmases and bought only the frame, ribbon, and the wire. If you are after a cheap Christmas wreath, it is a great idea to recycle your old or unused ornaments.
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With that said, I am going to jump right in and get you started on creating a simple wreath for your home.
How To Make Your Own Christmas Wreath From Scratch
This wreath is made using artificial garland, but you are free to use fresh greenery if that is what you want. When making a fresh wreath, remember to choose materials that will hold together well throughout the winter season.
These are the items I have chosen to make a rustic wreath. You can use the same or change the decorative elements to suit your taste.
- Wreath frame (I have used a styrofoam ring for this one)
- Decorative ribbon (burlap is the ribbon design I chose for this project)
- Green garland
- Decorative faux red berries
- Small golden or red baubles
- Christmas wreath hanger
- Wire or hot glue gun
Simple Step By Step Instructions
Step 1 – Wrap The Garland
First, take your wreath ring and start wrapping it with the garland.
When you reach the end of the form secure the garland in place with sellotape or a pin.
Step 2 – Weave The Ribbon
Weave the ribbon in and out of the garland.
I like the ribbon to be loose, but you can make it tighter. I have tried both ways and loose is the way it looks better to me.
Now that you have weaved the ribbon, you need to start adding your trimmings.
STEP 3 – Add The Pine Cones
If you like the look of pine cones within your Christmas wreaths feel free to intertwine as many pine cones as you choose.
You can also find greenery with the pine cones already attached to save you some time.
Take those decorative pine cones and add them in. I have attached the pine cones with wire, but you can use a hot glue gun.
Insert the wire between the pine cone scales and bring it around until the wire ends meet.
Twist the wire around the pine cone twice, and wrap it around the wreath frame, on top of the garland. Make sure the wire is tight, so the pine cones are not loose.
Step 4 – Add Faux Berries and Baubles
Once you have set out the pine cones, start adding in the rest of the decorative items.
Since the frame I have used for the wreath is made of styrofoam, it is easy to attach the berries. I just need to push the steams into the foam so that they stay in the chosen place.
To attach the golden baubles, I have passed a long piece of wire through the hook. Now do the same we did with the pine cones. Wrap the wire around the wreath frame and twist it at the back, making sure it is tight enough.
If you are using a hot glue gun, dab an appropriate amount on the back of your items and place them in your chosen spot.
Keep adding the rest of your festive ornaments until you are satisfied with the look of your DIY Christmas wreath.
Add a ribbon or hook to the back of your wreath and hang it on your favorite spot.
5 Ideas To Display Your DIY Christmas Wreath
You’ve now completed your easy wreath for the wintery season ahead.
Now, It’s finding the right spot to hang up your crafty project for your friends, family, neighbors, etc. to get a glimpse of and admire.
A few ideas that come to my mind would be:
- Above a fireplace, where the family sits often and can enjoy your one of a kind holiday decoration.
- Another idea would be your front door or windows for maximum exposure so that you can share your craftiness with any onlookers.
- You could also hang your wreath in the foyer of your home, to greet your guests as they enter.
- One quick tip of display is to strategically place your DIY piece in a place, such as a coat hook, to leave an impression when they go to leave your house.
- You could also place a wreath on the banister or beside the staircase to add decoration to an area that is high trafficked.
- Other places to hang your Christmas wreath are above a mirror or over the mirror, on the mantelpiece, on a table as a centerpiece, interior doors, or any empty space.
If you don’t want to put holes in the walls to hang your decorations, investing in damage-free techniques such as velcro and/or command strips/hooks is a great idea.
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