Making your own wreath for Christmas is fun and often quite budget-friendly too. You can re-use greenery, décor, and wreath forms you already have on hand or you can start fresh with some basics. You’ll love this roundup of over 15 DIY Christmas Wreath Ideas you can make on a budget (and with limited time too!).
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Crafting is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. There’s something about walking into a craft store that is bursting to the seams with cinnamon scents and holiday décor that is so festive and inspiring.
A simple homemade craft to try this year is creating your own Christmas wreath! There are so many great tutorials out there that are easy to follow and don’t require spending a lot of cash. This roundup has a mix of projects that will suit a variety of budgets and time constraints, so you are sure to find something you love!
How to Make a DIY Christmas Wreath
If you are making your own wreath, the basics are usually about the same. You’ll need a round wreath form plus supplies to cover it and create the holiday magic. You can create a wreath with just about anything you can think of and there are a lot of clever ideas out there! What about pom-poms, holiday bows, greenery, or even ornaments? Possibilities abound!
How to Make the Wreath Work All Winter Long
If you don’t want to create a strictly “Christmas” wreath, one of the best things you can do is stick with a neutral color palette. Neutrals and metallics look great all season long, even after Christmas has passed. Greenery is lovely throughout winter and accents of blue or pops of bright colors can work too.
For the most longevity, stay away from styles and colors that feel too Christmas-y, like bright red or a red-and-green color palette.
Supplies for Making a Homemade Christmas Wreath
While each tutorial is different (consult the individual posts for supply lists), there are a few things you almost always need when creating DIY wreaths.
Faux greenery has certainly improved over the years. While my preference is to shop in person you can also purchase a lot of great greenery online these days. I like to shop Amazon, Michaels, Afloral, Hobby Lobby, and sometimes even Target for faux stems.
Some of the wreaths include Christmas ornaments as decorations. Use the massive packs found at craft stores or better yet, shop your stash from years gone by to find enough ornaments to craft into a colorful shiny wreath.
DIY Christmas Wreaths
Try making your own Christmas wreath this year with these fun tutorials for DIY Christmas wreaths!
This DIY Christmas Bow Wreath from Design Improvised is a such a fun holiday craft. You'll need lots and lots of bows and a little time to craft this festive wreath. The perfect Christmas movie crafting project I'd say!
Ashley at Sugar and Cloth shared these colorful twin wreaths as part of her Christmas home tour and aren't they sweet? Start with a flocked wreath and follow Ashley's quick instructions to recreate your own wreaths with bright bottle brush trees.
Ornament wreaths are so popular, but they can take a lot of time to make--and not everyone wants to hot glue their favorites into a wreath. This tutorial from The Homes I Have Made shares how to make an ornament wreath without glue as well as a helpful tip for filling in gaps easily. You'll love this one!
Cookies in wreath form! This festive Christmas Gingerbread Cookie Wreath from Sincerely Marie Designs is made with real gingerbread cookies, hot glue (not for eating!) and a wreath form. Add a holiday bow for extra cheer!
I love the trend of the vintage car motif loaded with mini Christmas trees or presents. This tutorial from Lovely Indeed shows you how to customize a plain toy car into a Christmas car with a few simple changes and then add it into this adorable wreath.
Have you seen Dollar Tree Mop Wreaths yet? These fluffy wreaths are created with dust mop heads and a simple ring form. This version from KA Styles includes some tips and tricks for making these and ideas for decorating them after the fluffy mops are glued down.
Hanging wreaths on windows is the perfect festive touch and it can be a budget-friendly decor idea if you already have plenty of wreaths on hand. Follow along with the video tutorial from Bless'er House to learn how to do it.
This White and Gold Wreath from A Beautiful Mess can transition from fall to winter and even the New Year. If you can't find what you need in the colors you'd like (or if you want to recycle old picks and florals), simply spray paint items to change colors.
This cozy winter wreath idea from DIY Beautify is created with wool roving and a simple crochet chain (it's easy to do, even if you don't crochet!), Wrap the roving and crochet chain around a wreath form for a simple project that is perfect for an afternoon of crafting.
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