Give an inexpensive, store-bought wreath a custom look with our favorite Christmas wreath decorating ideas. Whether you choose a real pine wreath or one with faux greenery, these DIY Christmas wreaths are sure to add holiday cheer to your home.


Wreaths are a holiday season staple. Like a cherry on top of a sundae, no Christmas decor display is complete without a wreath. To get a look you love, consider decorating an affordable store-bought evergreen wreath. Christmas wreath decorating ideas don't have to be complicated, and our five homemade evergreen wreaths are proof.

Whether you're just looking for inspiration or you want to recreate one of these wreaths exactly, take a look at our projects below, then click on the how-tos for further instructions for each DIY Christmas wreath. But first, pump up the holiday tunes, pour yourself some cider, and get in the holiday crafting spirit!

Red berry accented wreath rustic wood
Credit: Jay Wilde

1. Traditional with a Twist

Add interest to a classic evergreen wreath by filling the boughs with various winter greens. Eucalyptus and cedar leaves pair well with the evergreen base, while berries add a pop of color to the mix. Add in the different elements in a clockwise formation so the finished product looks polished. This modern evergreen wreath looks great with any style of exterior or interior. Get the evergreen wreath how-to here.

Wreath with metallic ornaments
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2. Shining Star

Make a metallic holiday wreath that complements the Christmas tree in your living room. Fill in the evergreen base with long pine needles for a fuller look, then add twinkle lights and metallic ornaments in shades of gold, silver, and copper. For the finishing touch, attach a sparkling star to the center. See how we made this ornament-studded Christmas wreath.

hanging evergreen wreath
Credit: Jay Wilde

3. Winter Greens

If you like to decorate your home in frosty blues and deep plum colors in the winter, then this wreath decorating idea is for you. Ditching the traditional color combo of red and green, this wreath is an ode to the true hues of winter. We traded bright berries for olive branches and finished the layers of leaves with pearlescent faux berries. Sprigs of lavender add a touch of purple. This indigo look will last you well past the holidays and through the remainder of winter. Learn how to make this holiday wreath here.

berry garland wreath
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4. Timeless Beauty

Red and green is a classic holiday color combination for a reason. You can't help but feel warm from the inside out when you see a great traditional holiday wreath. To fill a store-bought evergreen wreath with Christmas cheer, add magnolia leaves, berries, and jingle bells. Natural elements contribute seasonal scents and textures, but consider incorporating faux greenery so you can reuse this homemade wreath for years to come. Make this magnolia wreath with our how-to instructions.

silver pinecone wreath with plaid bow
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5. Black Tie Affair

We're dreaming of a white Christmas, so maybe this wreath will encourage snow to fall early this winter. Collect as many white decorations as you can, or use spray paint to transform natural elements, such as pinecones. Inspired by the look of light snowfall on an evergreen tree, this DIY wreath features twigs, pearly accents, and a black-and-white buffalo plaid bow. Get the full instructions for this farmhouse wreath.

dried orange wreath on door
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6. Fruity Twist

If traditional red and green colors for the holidays isn't your style, try incorporating some stand-out colors into your Christmas wreath. Adding dried orange slices brings beautiful color to your wreath that isn't so traditional. This is a simple yet beautiful statement front door wreath that will leave friends and family craving oranges after they walk into your home. Get the full instructions for this beautiful dried orange wreath. 

village wreath

7. Fun and Playful

Christmas villages don't always have to be displayed on your fireplace mantel. This traditional holiday decor staple can be a great addition to bring some playfulness to your typical evergreen wreath. These tiny houses are made out of cardboard and no one will believe you used your DIY skills to create this Christmas wreath, it looks that good. Get the full instructions for this Christmas village wreath. 


8. Easy and Classic

This front door wreath is simple but classic. Adding a few pinecones, real or fake, is an easy way to transform a store-bought wreath. You can complete this project in under 10 minutes and it will be the perfect Christmas staple piece for your front door. Finish this look off with a bow or ribbon and your Christmas wreath will be beautiful.


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