Your Step By Step Guide To The Perfect DIY Christmas Wreath

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! If you’re running behind on getting your holly, jolly Christmas decorations up, set aside some time to make this DIY Christmas wreath this week. Just adding this fresh and merry wreath to your front door can make things feel a lot more festive.  Keep reading to find out how to craft a gorgeous wreath.

Gather Your Christmas Wreath Materials

You can spend upwards of fifty dollars on a store bought wreath, or make one yourself for a fraction of the cost. The materials for this DIY wreath only cost around fifteen bucks and it only takes 45 minutes to make.  Here’s everything you need to make it happen:

  • Wire cutters
  • 24-inch pine wreath
  • Ornaments
  • Gold and glittery floral stems (choose ferns or other wispy stems)
  • Frosted pine needles
  • Floral wire or glue
  • Fishing wire or pipe cleaner

Christmas Wreath Instructions

  1. Spread your wreath open in all directions and attach fishing wire or pipe cleaner to the frame so that you can hang it up later.
  2. Add your base greenery and texture elements (frosted pine needles).
  3. Pull apart and cut any large accent stems with wire cutters to double the accent pieces.
  4. Once you’ve secured all of the main greenery pieces, attached your accent pieces and ornaments with floral wire.

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Christmas Wreath Tips and Tricks

  • Position your pine needles and other greenery so that they flow in the same direction. Doing so will create a sense of spiral movement and guide the eye around the wreath.
  • For some reason, the human eye likes groups of three, so create them wherever possible. The best way to do that is to position your baubles and other ornaments together in groups of three
  • Create depth by mixing together leaves, berries and ornaments of varying sizes.
  • Look at your wreath from all angles. Doing so will help you notice any areas that need to be rearranged and improved.
  • Have fun! Don’t let yourself get intimidated by the task, just enjoy the act of creating.

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