5 Easy Ways to Update a Basic Evergreen Wreath

See what gorgeous designs you can make starting with an inexpensive evergreen wreath.

Wreaths are a holiday season staple. Like a cherry on top of a sundae, no holiday display is complete without a wreath. We started with an inexpensive store-bought evergreen wreath and dressed it up in five different looks to match any style. Whether you're just looking for inspiration or you want to re-create one of these wreaths exactly, take a look at our projects below, then click on the how-tos for further instructions. 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. We'll show you how to add in the different elements in a clockwise formation so the finished product looks polished. This modern update looks great with any style of exterior or interior. Get the how-to here.

Shining Star

Make a metallic 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 wreath with our helpful how-to.

Indigo Winter

If you like to decorate your home in frosty blues and deep plum colors in the winter, then this wreath was made for you. Ditching the traditionally cheerful 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 a pearlescent detail. 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 it here.

Timeless Beauty

Red and green is classic 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 wreath for years to come. Our how-to will show you all you need to know.

Black Tie Affair

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


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