15 DIY Christmas Wreaths to Welcome the Holiday Season

published Nov 27, 2022
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The countdown to Christmas has begun and you definitely want to get into the spirit of the season. From festive lights to a stylish faux tree, there are many ways of to accessorize your home with Christmas decorations. If you’re looking for a no-fuss easy way to decorate, Christmas wreaths are a festive way to welcome the revelry of the season. Check out these 15 DIY Christmas wreaths to make this year.

1. Vintage Mini-Truck Wreath 

If you want to impress your family with your crafting skills, this vintage truck decor wreath will certainly be the talk of all of your decor. The supplies are easy to find — an evergreen wreath base, red and green vintage truck ornaments, and a study piece of ribbon to hang the wreath. It’s completely optional, but you can also add red and green bells, too.

2. Cookie Cutter Wreath 

If there are old metal cookie cutters taking up space in your pantry, it could make a quick DIY unique wreath. Metal cookie cutters (stars preferably), a hot glue gun, scissors, ribbon and pine bough are all you need. You’re welcome to mix and match different sizes and shapes — within minutes you’ll have a metallic wreath welcoming all of your guests.

3. Gingerbread Cookie Wreath 

Why not involve the entire family into wreath-making this year? This gingerbread cookie wreath will require ingredients you likely have at home (or it won’t be too much of a lift to find them) — 19-inch wreath, twine, a hot glue gun, pine bough, and of course, gingerbread cookies. The gingerbread cookies you don’t use, you can have for a midnight snack!

4. Farmhouse Christmas Wreath

You don’t need to break the bank with this farmhouse Christmas wreath. You need a few basic supplies like 18-inch wreath form, burlap ribbon, hot glue, pine branch and cone pick, berry pick, wire, wire snips, and wired faux burlap ribbons. Most of these items are inexpensive and you can have a brand new festive wreath for less than $20.

5. Pom Pom Wreath 

The beauty of this DIY yarn wreath is you can make it from any colored pom pom you’d like — red, green, white or a mixture of these colors. You will need yarn, a pom pom maker (they are usually under $15), foam ring and a glue gun. Make your pom poms and when you’re done, glue them around the foam ring. It’s a fun way to greet your family and friends.

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6. Balloon Wreath 

Sometimes you want to celebrate the season with something that is non-traditional. For a holiday party, a balloon wreath is a unique way to greet your party-goers. Inflate 40 balloons (choose any color you’d like) and buy a 24-inch wire wreath, zip ties, balloon tape and posterboard. Once you inflate your balloons you can tie them around the wire wreath, bunching them together. But don’t apply too much pressure, because otherwise the balloons will pop!

7. Snowball Wreath 

This Christmas wreath will immediately put a smile on your face. And it doesn’t require lots of effort and you can buy it at your local dollar store. Grab an 18-inch wreath, snowballs, artificial flowers, hot glue, blue holly, and a pack of fairy lights and within minutes you will have a whimsical reminder of the season.

8. Christmas Embroidery Hoop Wreath 

Sometimes you’re a little short on time, but that doesn’t mean you want to skimp on the decor. For this embroidery hoop wreath, not much is required — a 14-inch embroidery hoop, wooden coasters, hot glue gun, wire cutters, greenery, ribbon, and letter stickers. Begin by cutting the greenery, laying it out near and on the hoop, and then begin gluing. Take the wooden coasters and affix the stickers to spell out N-O-E-L. Add a ribbon and you’re ready to hang the wreath.

9. Striped Holly Berry Wreath

So, you’re not a craft person and want something simple to make for your Christmas decor. The holly berry wreath requires a 12-inch fun foam wreath, three two-inch styrofoam balls, a sheet of stiff felt, red paint and glitter, styrofoam glue, toothpicks, and 1 ½ wide striped ribbon. Wrapping the striped ribbon around the foam wreath will take no time, and then dip the styrofoam balls in glitter — give yourself some time for it to dry and then stick the glittery goodness on your wreath. 

10. Fresh Evergreen Wreath 

Want something with a fresh flair in your decor? Take a Christmas tree, grapevine wreath, gardening shears, and floral wire or twine and you’re ready to assemble your holiday decor. Cut the different branches on your Christmas tree with varying lengths and start securing them with floral wire. Within one afternoon, you will be ready to hang your wreath on any door you like! 

11. Ornament Wreath

You will likely have all of the key supplies for a festive ornament wreath. Small or big ornaments will work as long as you have a styrofoam wreath and use a gold ribbon for an extra accent. Make certain you secure the ornaments with a hot glue gun. You can use red, green, and gold ornaments or any theme you like.

12. Black and White Wreath

Sometimes you want to keep it elegant and classy and have a wreath that will work for New Year’s Eve too. This black and white wreath needs three rolls of eyelash yarn, a large foam straw wreath, one small foam or straw wreath and black and white ribbon. Just wrap the yarn around the wreaths and use the black and white ribbon to hang. It’s as easy as it sounds! 

13. Wrapping Paper Wreath

You probably have wrapping paper around and may want to use the scraps to create a special wreath. You will need wrapping paper, craft paints, floral wire, wire snips, a glue gun, and an embroidery hoop. The hardest part of this wreath is painting the wrapping paper — let it dry and then start cutting away to assemble your wrapping paper wreath

14. Winter Wreath with Gold Bells

This winter wreath is quite easy to make. You can use greenery from your holiday decorations, a grapevine wreath form, a hot glue gun, floral wire cutters, and gold bells. Cut the greenery and add it to the wire form and then tie your favorite gold bells on the wreath. 

15. Marshmallow Wreath

If you can resist eating the marshmallows on this wreath, you will have an unconventional decor greeting your guests. You need a styrofoam wreath, marshmallows, toothpicks, red and white ribbon and a hot glue gun. Assembly is easy as long as you don’t eat the supplies!