Decorate your front door for Christmas in under an hour.

By Emily VanSchmus and Leslie Poyzer
November 19, 2020
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Deck the halls, farmhouse style! Decorate your front door for Christmas with a gorgeous holiday wreath decorated with faux greenery and buffalo check ribbon. It’s one of our favorite farmhouse Christmas crafts because of how easy it is. 

You don’t need to be a master crafter or a florist to put this pretty farmhouse Christmas decoration together! Start with a plain grapevine wreath, wire in your favorite faux greenery, berries, and other accessories, and top it all off with a pretty plaid ribbon. It’s so easy, you can make it and hang it on the front door in under an hour.

Credit: Jacob Fox

How to Make a Farmhouse Christmas Wreath

Supplies Needed

  • Grapevine wreath
  • Florists wire 
  • Faux lamb’s ear stems 
  • Faux berry sprigs
  • Dried cotton stems or pussy willow branches
  • Buffalo check ribbon

Step-by-Step Directions

Follow these easy how-to instructions to make your own farmhouse holiday wreath. You should be able to finish the wreath in under an hour.

Step 1: Choose a Wreath

The first thing you’ll need to do is decide how big you want the wreath to be on your front door, then purchase a plain grapevine wreath ($14 for a two-pack, Amazon) in the size you want. For a standard 36-inch wide door, plan on using a 24-inch wreath form. Starting with the grapevine wreath is what makes this DIY Christmas wreath so easy to assemble because you’ll be able to quickly wire stems of greenery into the wreath. 

Step 2: Trim Faux Greenery

Once you’ve chosen the wreath form, gather several stems of faux greenery. We used faux lamb’s ear stems ($14, Amazon), faux evergreen sprigs, and dried cotton stems or pussy willow branches. To make the arrangement more festive, grab a few stems of faux winter berries ($15, Amazon) and dried pinecones as well. 

When you’ve gathered all of the faux greenery, trim so that each stem is about 2-3 inches long. This will help you easily tuck and wire the stems into the wreath. 

Step 3: Wire Greenery to Wreath

To assemble the wreath, start with the faux greenery and begin tucking and wiring the stems into the grapevine wreath using florists wire. We covered about two-thirds of our wreath with greenery, then began tucking in the lamb’s ear and cotton stems. When you've added all the foliage, tuck in the faux berries and pinecones, wiring those to the wreath form as needed. 

Step 4: Add a Bow and Hanging Loop

When you’ve added as much faux foliage as you like, give the wreath a final farmhouse touch by incorporating black and white buffalo check ribbon ($12, Amazon). Be sure to use a ribbon with a wire trim, so you can easily style the loops just right on the finished wreath. Tie a large classic bow or loop the ribbon to create a pom-pom bow, then wire the bow to the front of the wreath using florists wire. Create a hanging loop from florists wire, then attach it to the back of the wreath and use it to hang the wreath on your front door

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