Pretty Christmas Wreaths

Deck the halls with these gorgeous Christmas wreaths that will bring holiday cheer to your winter decor. Christmas wreaths are often made with fir, but we share creative wreath inspiration for everyone looking to make their own Christmas wreath this season. Learn how to freshen your homemade Christmas wreath with inspiration for this year's front door decoration.

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    Fresh Succulent Christmas Wreath

    Gorgeous and fresh succulents during the holidays are a perfect winter welcome. Usher guests into your home for Christmas by displaying a double-hooped display of succulents. It's oh-so-simple to make your own Christmas wreath like this—just secure the succulents using floral pins and accentuate with winter berries and greenery. For the best homemade wreath, add a simple sign with a Christmas cheer.

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    Copper Hula-Hoop Christmas Wreath

    The homemade idea perfectly combines inexpensive yet elegant, and guests will never guess what it’s made from. Take two hula hoops (yes, hula hoops) and transform them with copper spray paint. Tie greenery like pine, eucalyptus, and lamb’s ear to the wreath (though we recommend using faux greenery for a homemade wreath to last from year to year) then finish with a holiday bow. This larger-than-life Christmas wreath makes the best accent piece on an outer wall or fence.

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    Pretty Paper Christmas Wreath

    This stunning Christmas wreath from Lia Griffith starts with green paper! Download the free template and adhere to a wreath form. Add a copper word to finish this easy DIY wreath.

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    Chalkboard Christmas Wreath

    Affix a piece of chalkboard to the back of your holiday wreath and write a festive message on the front. Add a simple Christmas bow and you're done! This homemade Christmas wreath is easy to make your own, and kids will love adding holiday greetings or updating Christmas countdowns as the season arrives.

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    Gold Hoop Greenery Wreaths

    Transform plain gold hoops into a trio of hanging Christmas wreaths. Finish each with a bunch of seasonal greenery, pinecones, and bright berries. Hang these wreaths from Thanksgiving through Christmas. 

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    Christmas Tree Wreath

    Tired of the same old circular Christmas wreath? Craft your own creative Christmas 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.

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    Metallic Magnolia Wreath

    Painted magnolia leaves shine in this pretty Christmas wreath. Paint leaves silver, gold, and champagne for a luxe metallic look. This handmade wreath is perfect for displaying throughout the holiday season. 

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    Pretty Pinecone Christmas Wreath

    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 florist's 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.

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    Twig Christmas Wreath

    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.

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    Red Berry Traditional Wreath

    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.

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    Almond Flower Christmas Wreath

    Spare a handful of almonds from the nutcracker and repurpose them as a Christmas 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.

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    Greenery Wreath

    Faux greenery stars in this stunning Christmas wreath. Display it through the holiday season and into spring. 

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    Metallic Magnolia Wreath

    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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    Homemade Skate Wreath

    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.

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    Nut Wreath

    Create a gorgeous holiday wreath with your favorite seasonal snack. Stock up on mixed nuts from the bulk bin and glue them to a wreath form. Add texture by cracking some nuts before adding to the Christmas wreath.

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    Natural Christmas Wreath

    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 Christmas 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.

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    Homemade Forest Wreath

    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.

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    Fruit-Harvest Wreath

    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 Christmas wreath.

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    Christmas Wreath Greetings

    Make a literal statement with your wreath this year by hanging an oversize wooden cutout greeting on the front of your wreath. Use a clean color like white to pop against stunning silver accents.

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    Color Pop Pinecone Wreath

    Give your Christmas 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.

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    Oh, Deer! Christmas Wreath

    What’s better than an evergreen Christmas 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.

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    Paper Flower Christmas Wreath

    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 Christmas wreath were made from brown kraft paper and dusted with glitter for a touch of sparkle.

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    Fragrant Laurel Christmas Wreath

    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.

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    Driftwood Christmas Wreath

    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.

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    Fir Wreath with Ornaments and Leaves

    Give an elegant design boost to a classic evergreen wreath. Glittery holiday balls and spray-painted bay leaves supply a golden gloss. Choose a silky ribbon in a complementary color to bring together both the Christmas wreath accents and the greenery.

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    Boxwood Blue Christmas Wreath

    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 Christmas 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.embellishments on to finish.

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    Perfectly Paired Christmas Wreaths

    Why stop at just one wreath? Link two wreaths together to form a topiary-like look on your front door. Hang the wreaths on their own hooks for stability, but tie a ribbon from one wreath to the next so they look like one cohesive Christmas wreath.

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    Vintage Christmas Wreath

    Give mini Christmas balls a little extra oomph by placing them in the center of vintage tree light reflectors. Attach the ultra-shiny 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.

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    Window Christmas Wreath

    Yes, the wreath is important, but sometimes, it’s what you pair with the wreath that makes the ultimate Christmas statement. Here an unadorned leafy wreath is supported by a pair of old windows creating a gorgeous combination that’s both vintage and festive.

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    Cute Santa Wreath

    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.

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    Faux Succulent Wreath

    This non-traditional Christmas wreath gets pops of yellow and orange from faux flowers. Accent it with greenery and twigs. 

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    Citrus Grapevine Christmas Wreath

    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.

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    Frosty Blue Wreath

    The luster of silvery ornaments makes any amount of evergreen stand out. Using florists wire, attach silver-sprayed pinecones to an evergreen wreath. Add a mix of medium and large silver glass ornaments, using florists wire to secure. For elegant pops of blue or teal, tuck in small ornaments.

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    Curled Paper Christmas Wreath

    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.

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    Gold-Studded Pinecone Wreath

    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 pre-painted) and gold ball ornaments. Hang with a wide silk gold ribbon.

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    Festive Holiday Yarn Wreath

    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 this Christmas wreath from your door with a festive red-and-green ribbon.

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    Blue and Silver Christmas Balls Wreath

    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.

     

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    Leafy Red-and-Green Christmas Wreath

    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.

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    Holly Jolly Felt 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 Christmas 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.

    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.

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    Colorful Christmas Ornament Wreath

    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.

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    Pinecone Wreath with Cardinals and Ornaments

    Let some feathered Christmas friends circle around a wreath this year. To make this holiday wreath, 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.

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    Creative Christmas Wreaths

    Christmas wreaths don't have to be made from traditional evergreens -- in fact, we encourage you to mix it up with eucalyptus leaves, boxwood, lotus pods, and even items that don't come from nature, such as peppermint candies and pom-poms. These fun-to-make creative designs show you how to make Christmas wreaths with unexpected shapes, dazzling colors, and out-of-the-ordinary materials.
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