Give an inexpensive, store-bought wreath a custom look with our favorite 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.

By Hannah Bruneman

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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