8 Easy Ways to Upgrade Store-Bought Evergreen Wreaths

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 evergreen 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 eight homemade evergreen wreaths are proof. Whether you decide on a more traditional style, such as pinecones and holly, or opt for something unconventional, like dried oranges or Christmas village decorations, your front door will look festive with these easy wreath ideas.

A store-bought evergreen wreath or a real pine wreath of any size work great for these ideas. If you're just looking for inspiration, take a look at our projects below, then click on the how-tos for further instructions for each DIY Christmas wreath. These easy guides will help you to create a custom wreath with step-by-step instructions. But first, pump up the holiday tunes, pour yourself some hot cocoa, and get in the holiday crafting spirit!

Red berry accented wreath rustic wood
Jay Wilde

1. Traditional with a Twist

Add interest to a classic evergreen wreath by filling the boughs with various winter greens. Multiple varieties of faux eucalyptus 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.

Wreath with metallic ornaments
Jay Wilde

2. Metallic Accents

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

hanging evergreen wreath
Jay Wilde

3. DIY Wreath Featuring Winter Greens

If you like to decorate your home in frosty blues and deep plum colors in the winter, try this wreath decorating idea. We traded traditional red berries for olive branches and finished the layers of leaves with pearlescent faux white 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.

berry garland wreath
Jay Wilde

4. Timeless Evergreen Wreath

Red and green is a classic holiday color combination for a reason. To fill a store-bought evergreen wreath with Christmas cheer, add magnolia leaves, red berries, and jingle bells. Natural elements contribute seasonal scents and textures to winter wreaths but consider incorporating faux greenery so you can reuse this homemade wreath for years to come.

silver pinecone wreath with plaid bow
Jay Wilde

5. Black and White Farmhouse Wreath

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. Inspired by the look of light snowfall on an evergreen tree, this DIY wreath features twigs, pinecones, pearly accents, and a black-and-white buffalo-plaid bow.

dried orange wreath on door
Jacob Fox

6. Dehydrated Fruit Wreath

If classic red and green isn't your style, try incorporating dried orange slices into your holiday wreath for beautiful color that isn't so traditional. This simple yet statement-making wreath can be made with fresh evergreen branches or faux greenery. Bonus: Your house will be filled with cozy holiday fragrance as you assemble the door decoration.

village wreath

7. Playful Flocked Wreath

Christmas villages don't always have to be displayed on your fireplace mantel. This traditional holiday decor staple can bring playfulness to your typical evergreen wreath. These tiny houses are made out of cardboard and look so good that nobody will believe you used your DIY skills to create this Christmas wreath.


8. Easy and Classic Evergreen Wreath

Adding a few pinecones, real or fake, is an easy way to transform a store-bought wreath. You can complete this project in less than 10 minutes with a little floral wire, and it's the perfect Christmas staple for your front door. Finish this look with a bow or ribbon in your favorite holiday color.

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