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DIY Christmas Wreath Ideas for a Festive Holiday

Make a great first impression with your holiday guests this year by making and hanging one of these 30 DIY Christmas wreath ideas on your front door or porch.

DIY Christmas Wreath Ideas

Your front porch, door and entryway are the first things people see when visiting or walking past your home. If you want to make a good impression, putting a seasonal wreath in these locations is a great way to do it.

You can spend tons of money buying the perfect Christmas wreath from a high-end store or compromise your ‘vision’ and settle for something at a discount store.

However, the easiest way to get what you are envisioning is to make it yourself. You know I am all about DIY – this is DIY Candy after all. So crafting my own wreath is the route I like to take.

Forms for Wreath Making

You may think that because wreaths tend to be round, they all start out the same way. Nope! There are loads of ways to make a wreath, and it seems like new ideas come out every year. Here are the most common bases (also known as frames or forms) for starting a wreath:

  • Grapevine wreath – great for a natural look when you don’t plan to cover the entire base.
  • Wire wreath frame – available in many different sizes and shapes, and you attach items using floral wire.
  • Straw wreath – this is another base that has a nice natural look, so it can be decorated completely (or some of the surface left exposed).
  • Styrofoam wreath – a lightweight base that you cover with fabric or ribbon. It’s easy to use straight pins to attach items.
  • Pool noodle wreath – similar to a Styrofoam wreath, but you use a pool noodle and duct tape to create the base circle.
  • Chipboard wreath – a flat craft board wreath that you attach items to with hot glue or craft glue.
  • Embroidery hoop – fabric can be stretched in the hoop or things can be attached to it.

Supplies You Might Need

Depending on the type of wreath you would like to make, you will need different materials. However, if you plan to make another wreath in the future, you may want to keep these common wreath making supplies in your crafting stash:

  • For attaching items to your wreath:
    • Hot glue gun
    • Floral wire
    • Floral tape
    • Straight pins in various sizes
  • For shaping your wreath:
    • Scissors
    • Wire cutters
    • Pruning shears
  • For hanging your wreath:
    • Wide ribbon or fabric
    • Monofilament (fishing line)
    • Hanging hardware like an over the door hanger, suction cup hooks or Command strips

Are you ready to make your DIY Christmas wreath? I’ve collected 30 easy to follow tutorials that should inspire you to get crafting! Just scroll down.

Christmas Wreath Ideas

Make a great first impression with your holiday guests this year by making and hanging one of these homemade wreaths on your front door or porch.


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