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How to Make A Christmas Wreath The Easy Way

by - Tuesday, December 08, 2020

I've finished my Christmas decorating but I just had to share this super simple idea with you in case you're still decking the halls! 

Have you ever wondered how to make a Christmas wreath? I had this idea and it turned out better than I hoped - I was able to make a holiday wreath that is easy and chic for less than $3! 

Read on for the step by step tutorial for this DIY Christmas wreath.

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Wreaths are a popular Christmas decoration because you can customize them to suit any look or decor style. You can make wreaths that are rustic or glamourous, made of greenery or ornaments (Martha has many wreath ideas). This particular wreath is fast and cheap yet still infused with classic and traditional Christmas style. 

The Easiest DIY Christmas Wreath 


This DIY holiday wreath requires no special skills or tools to make. Even if you've never made a wreath before, you can make this wreath easily. Why buy a dollar store wreath when for the same price you can create a homemade fresh evergreen wreath that adds scent and style to your home?

For this wreath, you'll only need a few materials: I shared a video tutorial on my Instagram but wanted to put the instructions here for future reference. You can bet I'll making these wreaths again for next Christmas! 

With this method, I used one $12 bundle of huckleberry branches and some leftover cedar clippings to make two large 14" and two small 8" wreaths. It's much cheaper than buying wreaths and I get the fun of doing a holiday craft.

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I've used huckleberry branches and some cedar clippings for my wreath but you can use any kind of greenery that has longer stems, is pliable or bendable, and has lots of leaves. Boxwood branches, eucalyptus, or juniper could also work. I probably wouldn't recommend using pine or fir as fir is too stiff and pine is fragile and won't retain its shape.

This is a great way to use up leftover greenery. You could even forage in your backyard and use branches from your trees and bushes.

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To make your branches go further, cut off branches that veer too far to the left or right off the main stem. Then take those cut offs and place them over the bottom of the branch (as in the last photo above). This creates a straighter and fuller looking branch.

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First step in making a wreath is to first make a long garland. Take three or four branches (and cut offs) and place them in a long line, with the ends overlapping. 

You can also use a variety of different branches to give your wreath texture and colour.  Just overlap or alternate your different greenery. There's no wrong way to do this! Just move your branches around until you achieve the fullness and look you want.

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Starting at one end, wrap the floral wire around and down the branches. Wrap the wire diagonally, working your way down so that the branches are wired together to create a long garland. Keep your wiring a bit loose and spread out, as illustrated by the white arrows in the photo below. 


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Once you have your garland fully wired, bend it into a circle. Use more floral wire to connect the two ends of the garland.

The wire makes the branches bendable and able to hold a circle shape. The green floral wire is barely visible but you can use your leaves to hide it even further. 

If you want a smaller wreath, just cut the garland to the length needed. If you want a larger wreath, just wire in another branch. 

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Finish off the wreath by adding a ribbon. Use satin or velvet ribbon to make your wreath look much more expensive. Put a piece of wire through the back of the ribbon and create a loop for hanging. It's as simple and easy as that! 

How To Make A Christmas Wreath:

  1. Gather your branches and floral wire
  2. Lay three or more branches in a line with ends overlapping
  3. Wrap floral wire diagonally around and down the length of the branches. This will create a length of garland
  4. Bend the garland into a circle wreath shape. Use more floral wire to connect the ends of the garland
  5. Add ribbon and make a bow
  6. Insert a piece of floral wire through the back of the ribbon and make a loop for hanging

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These wreaths can be put anywhere you want to add a bit of festive cheer. Here's some ideas on where to hang them:
  • on your front door
  • on bedroom doors
  • on your kitchen windows
  • clustered on a wall
  • on hooks in your mudroom
  • on a door handle

Will you be trying this DIY wreath? Let me know if you do! I'd love to see what you create.

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