Get some fresh inspiration with these amazing, DIY Christmas wreath ideas to adorn your home this holiday season.
Are you looking for some new inspiration in the DIY Christmas wreath department?! You’re in the right place!
I love a good holiday wreath. They’re festive and fun and can be put anywhere around your home, not just the front door!
What is more old-fashioned and nostalgic than making your own?! If you’re feeling extra crafty this year, I’ve rounded up some simple and beautiful Christmas wreaths that you can DIY in an afternoon.
I’m sure you’ll find something you love!
Basic DIY Christmas Wreath Supplies
Here are some basic supplies you may need when putting together a handmade Christmas wreath:
- floral wire for adding fresh greenery, bows, adornments, etc. to your wreath base. I can’t live without my floral wire! So handy.
- grapevine wreaths in three different sizes that can be used as your base.
- metal wreath frames, great for adding fresh or faux greenery
Keep reading for tips to save money on your supplies, if you’re willing to spend a little more time on the search.
How to Make an Inexpensive Christmas Wreath
Before I give you your dose of DIY wreath inspiration, I just want to pass on a few tips for saving money on your handmade wreath this year! If you have some extra time to spare, you can save a few dollars.
Head to your local thrift store for your supplies. You’ll have to get a little creative and do some digging, but you’ll find some treasures worth using on your DIY wreath.
By creative I mean that you could find a big, ugly wreath with terrible adornments, but the base is useable. Look for good condition grapevine wreaths, with adornments that you can remove. Or, metal bases that are in good shape.
You can also search the fabric section for Christmas fabric that you can make a bow with. Look for bells, pinecones, trinkets, and faux greenery, even if its attached to something else. You can always remove it to use it on your wreath if its at a good price.
Along the same note, you can search Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace for inexpensive wreath/Christmas supplies.
Utilize the Dollar Store
Before you head to any big brand stores (Hobby Lobby, Michaels, etc.) be sure to check your local dollar store or discount store to see if they have what you need. They most likely will, at a lower price!
It will take some trial and error on your part to see what’s worth it to purchase from the dollar store versus what you need higher quality of.
For example, a metal base would be great to buy at the discount stores, or a grapevine base. You may find some faux florals at discounted prices that you can mix in with higher quality or real florals from big brand stores.
Forage Your Backyard
My personal, favorite way to save money on wreaths is by foraging my backyard! I love the way that real greenery looks and its such a bonus if I know it came from right out the back door.
If you want a wreath that will last for years, you can use faux greenery from the places mentioned above, and add in sprigs of real greenery each year to give it a more authentic look.
Look for ripe and green evergreen branches that you can snip from a tree, pinecones that have fallen, or fresh berries from a bush.
If you don’t have anything useable at your own home, think of friends and family that might let you forage their backyard.
Shop Your Home
Last but not least, if you want to make a cheap, DIY Christmas wreath, you should shop your home! Pull out your Christmas or holiday boxes and see what you have.
One year I made a simple, grapevine wreath for our bedroom, with a handmade fabric bow out of the fabric I used to make our quilt. It was just some scrap fabric I had leftover so I didn’t spend a dime, and it turned out so simple and sweet.
Are there any pieces of decor you don’t use anymore or you’re willing to take apart to use the pieces? Do you have any small ornaments you could add to your wreath? A little pair of ice skates to hang up at the top?
Get creative and take your time!
DIY Christmas Wreath Ideas
Now that you know how to save some money with your DIY Christmas wreath, lets take a look at some beautiful tutorials for handmade wreaths!
DIY Winter Wreath Tutorial with Handmade Fabric Bow
This DIY wreath is crazy simple and easy. You can use whatever kind of festive, Christmas inspired fabric you can get your hands on for the bow. Make one for above your bed, or to hang on your armoire.
DIY Christmas Wreath With Bow & Dried Oranges
Another simple wreath, using almost all of the same supplies as the last one. This one has a few dried oranges to add a pop of color. Learn how to make your own dried oranges HERE. They’re amazing on DIY wreaths, or as garlands strung around your home.
DIY Christmas Wreath Using Fresh Greenery Clippings
This handmade wreath uses fresh greenery clippings. Remember to forage from your backyard if you can! Its spiced up with a couple of faux adornments including a pinecone and berries.
How to Make a Fresh Christmas Wreath
This handmade, fresh Christmas wreath has always been one of my favorites. I LOVE wreaths that are made with real greenery. They’re inexpensive and still look amazing. I also love the sweet bells that Lisa added. Head over with the link below to learn how to make your own.
DIY Pinecone Wreath
I love how colorful and festive this DIY pinecone wreath is by The Best Ideas for Kids. Its a little different than the normal, evergreen wreaths you see at Christmas-time, but still just as festive! It would be a great wreath to make with your kiddos.
Easy DIY Hoop Christmas Wreath
How sweet and simple is this DIY hoop wreath by Sincerely Sarah D.?! Its a little different than the others, which I love. She shows how easy it is to make in the tutorial linked below.
Simple, Olive Branch Christmas Wreath
This DIY olive branch leaf by Shades of Blue Interiors is SO beautiful. She doesn’t exactly have a ‘tutorial’ for it, but she does describe how she made in the post linked below. I’m sure you could make your own very easily and customize it if you wanted to do something different than the ribbon and gold bells.
There, you have it, simple and beautiful wreaths you can make for the holidays this year. I hope you find one that you love and you’re able to give it a try.