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.
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:
We had a buffalo check wreath earlier in the list, but you could go with a larger print and use buffalo plaid to wrap your wreath form. A couple of Christmas picks and poinsettias look great against the fabric!
Okay, here is the final buffalo plaid wreath I'm including. This one is painted plaid on a wood round. With the edge painted black, I thought this was an embroidery hoop wreath at first glance! This is much sturdier with wood.
Ornament wreaths can get really heavy, especially as they get larger. The nice thing about a pool noodle is it keeps the wreath somewhat light and definitely easy to hang! You'll want this statement piece wreath above your mantel.
If you want to make a big statement on your front door, this trio of wreaths is the perfect idea! Amy spray painted and dressed up 3 greenery & pinecone wreaths and attached them. She even added lights so you can see it at night.