Deck the halls with these gorgeous winter wreaths that will bring holiday cheer to your Christmas decor. Christmas wreaths are often made with fir, but we share alternative wreath supplies that could inspire this year's front door decoration.
Affix a piece of chalkboard to the back of your wreath and write a festive message on the front. Add a simple bow and you're done!
Love the vintage look? Let it show in a wreath made from flea market finds. Watch and see how.
Tired of the same old circular wreath? Craft your own tree shaped wreath. Lay out small cedar wreaths in a triangle tree shape and attach together with wire. Add a “trunk” at the bottom, constructed from a few sticks, cut to the same length. Hang from a pretty bow.
Simple materials get a textural upgrade, thanks to a little dose of white spray paint to reference a dusting of snow. Vary the coverage of spray paint so some pinecones are fully "snow covered" and others are lightly dusted. Let dry. Use 8-inch pieces of florists wire to attach pinecones to a wire wreath form. Hot-glue red jingle bells to the wreath, placing most of them on the full-white pinecones to help the color pop.
Paint a grapevine wreath white (or start with a white wreath). Give a few pinecones a light coat of white spray paint and let dry. Attach the longest sticks to the wreath with a glue gun and fill in with smaller pieces, gluing in place as needed. Spray the whole wreath with light coat of white paint, allowing some of the natural color to show through. Glue on the pinecones, tie on a jute ribbon bow, and add a few cedar sprigs behind the bow.
Turn your wreath into a picturesque winter wonderland portrait of a tiny village.
Start with a basic fir wreath and tuck in bits of berries and more greenery to create an overstuffed yet beautiful Christmas accent. Keep it casual with unmeasured berry twigs (some long, some short), and a loose, imperfect red bow.
Spare a handful of almonds from the nutcracker and repurpose them as a wreath embellishment instead. Arrange the nuts in flower shapes and hot-glue them to a moss wreath (our wreath is accented with grapevine). Add a cranberry to the center of each flower and finish with simple red cording bow.
Eschew the notion that wreaths have to be circular. Watch and see how to make a triangle wreath from twigs that's just as festive.
Handmade takes center stage in this fun and casual wreath, a perfect craft for kids to lend a helping hand. Make pom-poms in various shades of a color -- here, a range of soft neutrals. Hot-glue or use a pin to attach to a foam wreath form, and add an accent bird as a fun touch.
Embellish a store-bought magnolia leaf wreath with metallic spray paint and twigs. Spray-paint the wreath silver, letting some of the leaves' green and brown hues to show through. (We used a 24-inch wreath.) Let the paint dry. Cut white branches into 8-inch and 15-inch lengths. Following the wreath's curves, insert the branches in the wreath.
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Repurpose an out of commission pair of skates as a wreath for your front door. Just fill the boots with sprigs of greenery and branches and hang up the skates.
A collection of nature's seasonal bounty -- pinecones, seeds, shells, sticks, berries, and nuts -- provides the materials for this textured wreath. To make, purchase a foam wreath form and hot-glue miscellaneous items around the wreath, varying placement and color for visual interest.
Editor's Tip: Assemble the wreath first with the flattest elements (like moss), ending with three-dimensional statement pieces (like pods). Hang the wreath a few times during assembly and step back to decide which piece to fill in next.
Turn a mossy wreath into a woodland tableaux. Choose twigs with interesting lines and forked details. Beginning at the top, place the thickest twigs in a nice pattern so they follow the curve of the wreath. Secure with florists U pins. Fill in with smaller twigs tucked or pinned in place. Wire a few birds to the wreath. Tie a piece of ribbon to use as a hanger around the top of the wreath, and attach a bow with a wire.
A pretty collection of greens and bright colors puts the focus on pretty fruits. To create, purchase a wire wreath form. Use florists wire to attach real or faux apples to the wreath, inserting the wire end into the bottom of the apple and wrapping around the wreath. Add an inner layer of limes using the same method, and an outer layer of pinecones, too. Insert greenery as needed to fill in gaps and to add fullness to the wreath.
Make a literal statement with your wreath this year by hanging an oversize wooden cutout greeting on the front of your wreath.
Give your wreath a retro vibe with a few brightly colored elements. Purchase a fir wreath and spray-paint it lightly and evenly with white paint. Add bright colored accents -- a few pinecones spray-painted in a bright hues and miniature holiday ornaments -- and hang with a ribbon.
What’s better than an evergreen wreath? An evergreen wreath around a deer’s head. Antlers and taxidermy are having a moment and there’s no time like Christmas time to capitalize on the trend.
Simple paper flowers are a fun way to dress up a basic evergreen wreath. Make flowers in various shapes and sizes and attach with wire. The flowers on this wreath were made from brown kraft paper and dusted with glitter for a touch of sparkle.
Wrap a wreath form in warmth -- literally -- with the help of a knitted scarf.
A classic wreath form, the laurel, gets a fragrant twist with fresh rosemary. Hot-glue the inner and outer rings of a 14-inch wooden quilting hoop together; let dry. Cut an 8-inch section from the top of the glued-together hoop. Use florists wire to attach rosemary bunches to the sides of the hoop and sprigs to the front. Glue a bow to the bottom center of the wreath; dust with faux snow if desired.
Glued around a foam form, odds and ends of driftwood become a naturally beautiful wall accent. Collect pieces of wood and hot-glue around the wreath form, filling in with smaller pieces as needed to cover the form. Hang with a simple wide ribbon.
This shimmering wreath mimics glistening snow. See how to make your own!
This boxwood beauty is an elegant way to break outside the circle. The chilly blue wreath starts with a purchased square boxwood wreath and finishes with mini ornaments and glittering sugar beads.
For the bows: Cut eight strips of ribbon long enough to wrap around the wreath. Lay out two pieces of ribbon in an X-shape. Wrap a small length of florists wire around the middle of each X; twist ends together in back to secure. Nestle wire into wreath. Make three more bows using the ribbon strips. Hot-glue the embellishments on to finish.
Why stop at just one wreath? Link two wreaths together to form a topiarylike look on your front door. Hang both wreaths on their own hooks for stability, but tie a ribbon from one wreath to the next so they look like one piece.
Give mini Christmas balls a little extra oomph by placing them in the center of vintage tree light reflectors. Attach the ultrashiny ornaments and additional balls to the wreath using florists wire, then hang with a ribbon in an unexpected color, such as dusty pink or mint green.
Yes, the wreath is important, but sometimes, it’s what you pair with the wreath that makes a statement. Here an unadorned leafy wreath is supported by a pair of old windows creating a gorgeous combination that’s both vintage and festive.
Every knock on your front door will be jollier than ever with this snazzy Santa wreath. Bedazzle a fresh or faux evergreen wreath with a vintage toy Santa, using twist ties to nestle him in. On one side, add a colorful assortment of ornaments and a wide ribbon bow on the other.
This season, we're sweet on citrus. Make artificial citrus fruit sparkle with a swipe of glue and a sprinkling of German glass glitter. Once dry, glue onto an 18-inch grapevine wreath. Tuck in fresh or faux citrus leaves; glue in place to secure.
Give your holiday wreath personal charm with family photos and hand-selected scrapbook paper. To craft, curl 1x6-inch strips of paper and wrap them tightly around a pencil, then glue the ends together. Once dry, hot-glue the paper circles onto an 8-inch florists foam circle at various angles. Play with patterns and prints to give your wreath pops of holiday color and cheer.
Paint pinecones silver and stud them with gold embellishments for a metallic take on your Christmas door. Start with a basic pinecone wreath and spray-paint it silver. Wire on gold accessories, such as golden nuts (you can spray-paint them yourself if you can't find prepainted) and gold ball ornaments. Hang with a wide silk gold ribbon.
Greet rosy-cheeked guests with a warm, flowery wreath. First, wrap green yarn around a wreath form (available at your local crafts store). Then, create the pretty poinsettia blooms by cutting out felt flower shapes and hot-gluing silver bells to the centers. Hang from your door with a festive red-and-green ribbon.
Dress up a plain evergreen wreath with eucalyptus sprigs, glass ball ornaments, and spray paint. To make, wire and wrap the ornaments to the wreath using florists picks, focusing the lightest, biggest ornaments at the top and the darkest, smallest ornaments at the bottom. Use pearl-gold and mist-blue glitter sprays to give the wreath trimmings some frosty elegance.
The luster of silvery pink-sprayed leaves in combination with the bright pops of red leaves make this holiday wreath a showstopper. To make, spray purchased green faux leaves with your favorite shades of shimmery pink and red. Leave some of the leaves green to balance the color. Once dry, tuck them tightly in an evergreen wreath.
A collection of perky colors gives an ordinary holiday wreath a bright makeover. Choose felt in classic shades of red and green, then add in complementary hues like orange and aqua. To make, cut the felt into 7-inch strips, about 1/2 inch to 1 inch in width. Wrap and overlap the strips around the foam wreath, pinning the ends to the back. Glue on a cute berry embellishment to finish.
To make the berries: Craft the cozy red berries using three 1x20 inch strips. Trim one long edge of each strip with pinking shears. Starting at one short end and keeping long straight edge aligned, roll each strip to make a berry. Secure to the felt using hot glue.
From sweet pinks and reds to icy blues and greens, this Christmas wreath is as colorful as they come! To make, collect ornaments of different shapes, sizes, and styles. Hot-glue them to an 8-inch florists foam circle (pointing the unattractive tops toward the wreath form), then showcase the finished wreath above a mantel or fireplace where it can really sparkle.
Let some feathered Christmas friends circle around a wreath this year. To make, coat a store-bought pinecone wreath with gray spray paint. Spray with spray snow, then silver glitter; let dry between coats. Arrange three cardinal figurines and nine round red ornaments among the pinecones, adhering with hot glue to keep them in place.