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These DIY Christmas wreath ideas are ideal for spreading holiday cheer and are perfect for your front door, dining room, or living room. I’m sharing 10 unique designs using a variety of bases and decorations, from traditional evergreen to modern and whimsical styles, that I know you’ll love!

1. Wood Slice Wreath

Wood slice DIY holiday wreath hung on a blue door

I had so much fun making this unique wreath last year and I know you will, too! I created a wreath shape using wood slices, then used a wood burning tool to create the word “Merry”. You can write whatever you want, or skip the wood burning and attach stickers or even stencil it with paint.

Finally, I added festive embellishments like candy canes and (battery operated) lights for the finishing touch!

Wood slice wreath tutorial

2. Yarn Wreath

yarn wrapped DIY Christmas wreath with embellishments

This wreath is really easy to make and adds a snowy, winter wonderland look to any door. Simply wrap a wreath form with fluffy white yarn, then embellish with snowy greenery, jingle bells, gold leaves and a snowflake.

colorful yarn wrapped Christmas wreath with a little snowman figure.

You could also add small decorations like pom poms or little figurines to give it your personal touch. A hot glue gun can be a handy tool for securing these items.

3. Ornament Wreath

DIY christmas wreath made from blue, silver and gold ornament balls.

I made so many of these ornament wreaths about 10 years ago and forgot about them until recently. They are such a fun little project to do (albeit a bit time consuming) but the finished result is really beautiful. If you love a bit of sparkle, then this DIY wreath is for you!

Make sure you’re using shatterproof ornaments, and hit up the dollar store or craft stores like Hobby Lobby for the best bang for your buck!

ornament wreath tutorial

4. Jazz Up a Basic Wreath with Bells

Transform a store-bought wreath into a festive holiday wreath with just a few additions. Attaching bells with a red ribbon is an easy way to add a Christmas cheer to a simple wreath.

bells // brown ribbon // blue ribbon

This is the best part of DIY Christmas decorations – taking something basic and making it beautiful!

5. Wire Hanger Wreath

DIY evergreen Christmas wreath using a dry cleaning wire hanger.

This wreath comes together in mere minutes. Using a dry cleaner’s wire hanger, create a wreath shape and attach evergreens (real or fake) using floral wire. Embellish the front with a ribbon and it’s done!

6. Scarf Wreath

DIY Christmas evergreen wreath with scarves woven through it.

Take a plain fresh wreath and weave in festive scarves, mittens, hats and even yarn balls to create this merry wreath. You can cut the scarves into smaller pieces or simply wind them in and out of the wreath. The beauty is in it not looking perfect!

7. Modern Style Wreath

For a modern feel, consider using simple materials like embroidery hoops or a flat wooden wreath base.

DIY Christmas wreath made from an embroidery hoop with faux greenery and red berries.

Attach elements like faux greenery and red berries to create an elegant, simple wreath. This style is great for those who appreciate a less-is-more approach to holiday decorating.

8. Live Greenery Wreath: Bringing the Outdoors In

For those who prefer a live Christmas wreath, gather fresh greenery like cedar or pine branches from your backyard or local garden center.

woman adding greenery to a DIY Christmas wreath.

Using a grapevine wreath form, create layers of greenery for a lush, natural look. This wreath is perfect for adding a fresh, vibrant touch to your holiday spirit.

9. Citrus and Spice Wreath: A Fragrant Festive Touch

Incorporate citrus, such as dried orange slices or lemon slices, into a wreath for a fragrant and colorful addition.

DIY Christmas wreath with dried orange slices and cinnamon sticks.

Use a grapevine or wire wreath form as a base and add other natural elements like cinnamon sticks and magnolia leaves. This wreath not only looks beautiful but also fills your home with the scents of the holiday season.

10. Woodland Inspired Wreath

Create a woodland-inspired wreath using a wire wreath form as your base. Add fresh evergreen branches, pinecones, and even faux berries for a natural, forest-like feel.

Grapevine wreath with pinecones, ferns and berries for a woodland look.

This type of wreath brings a touch of the outdoors into your home, ideal for those who love a more natural wreath.

What Can You Use As The Base for A DIY Wreath?

Well, it depends on the type of wreath you want to make.

  • If you want to embellish a traditional (real or artificial) wreath, then you’ll want to start with an evergreen wreath as the base.
  • If you’re making a unique DIY wreath like the ornament wreath or the yarn wrapped wreath above, a foam wreath works best.
  • If you’re attaching flat items to the wreath (like the wood slices) then a flat wooden wreath base is perfect.
  • Finally, a grapevine wreath form is also a great choice when you want to start basic and have a base that you can easily stick faux flowers or branches into.

Final Thoughts

Creating your own DIY Christmas wreath is not just a festive activity but also a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your holiday decor. Whether you choose a traditional evergreen base, a versatile grapevine form, or something more unique, your DIY wreath will bring a special kind of holiday cheer to your home.

So, gather your materials and let your creativity and holiday spirit guide you in making the perfect wreath this Christmas season! Happy crafting and merry Christmas!

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