Running out of Christmas wreath ideas? It takes just two easy steps to make this classic DIY Christmas wreath outfitted with faux magnolia leaves and cheery jingle bells.

Welcome guests into your home this winter with classic holiday cheer. This timeless evergreen wreath is made from all the things we most strongly associate with Christmas, including bright pops of red and green, and even jingle bells. Plus, it will last you for years to come. And the best part? We made it ourselves by starting with an inexpensive faux evergreen wreath! Take a look at the steps below to make a DIY Christmas wreath of your own. Or, for more inspiration, check out our ideas for personalizing evergreen wreaths.

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How to Make a Classic Evergreen Wreath

Supplies Needed

  • Evergreen wreath
  • Magnolia leaves
  • Scissors
  • Floral wire
  • Hot glue
  • Berries
  • Bells

Step-by-Step Directions

Bring timeless style to your outdoor Christmas decorations with this easy wreath idea. Use our simple instructions below to make a DIY Christmas wreath with magnolia leaves, jingle bells, and red berries.

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Step 1: Add Magnolia Leaves and Berries

Ruby red berries are traditional evergreen decor, but faux magnolia leaves add a hint of farmhouse flair. To make things easier, look for faux plants at your local crafts store that have a combination of the two arranged in beautiful bundles. To avoid overcrowding the wreath and distracting from its natural beauty, place only five of the berry arrangements evenly on the DIY Christmas wreath. You may use hot glue or floral wire to attach the stems. Make sure the leaves are all pointing in the same clockwise direction.

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Step 2: Add Jingle Bells

With greenery and berries added, all that's left to complete this jolly DIY Christmas wreath is, of course, jingle bells! Bell finishes include shiny silver and gold, but we thought rich bronze was more appropriate for this traditional wreath. Place five or six bells evenly throughout the wreath, attaching them with floral wire. The result is a beautiful, timeless evergreen wreath that sings as you open the door to welcome your guests.

Comments (1)

Better Homes & Gardens Member
December 20, 2018
Using similar techniques, I created a lovely wreath with artificial glittered fruit.