How to make a DIY Christmas wreath? Easy step-by-step tutorial with great results!

Written by Kristiyana Burdeva

One more month to Christmas, the best time of the year! Oh, I just can’t wait to start decorating my home, can you? With ornaments from my childhood, like the little glass reindeer or the singing Santa Claus that my parents gave me for my 6th Christmas. All filled with such lovely memories! And we can’t have a Christmas without the grand pine tree, but there is one more item that is absolutely essential for every home. Why the Christmas wreath, of course! A wreath is a delightful festive decoration to hang upon your door to bring cheer to your family and neighbours. And the best wreaths are always homemade, because we put our hearts in souls into creating something unique and beautiful! Do you want an easy step-by-step tutorial on a DIY Christmas wreath? Well, hang on tight and let’s get to crafting!

DIY Christmas wreath step-by-step tutorial

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When preparing to create the perfect Christmas wreath for your front door, you first need to have a clear idea on what kind of design you are going for. This is important because you need to be ready with the supplies you will need for making your wreath. Do you want a design that is more simple, or extravagant? Chic or traditional? Be sure to add your personal touch to the wreath! I advise you to use traditional spruce as the base for your creation. Anything else you want to include you can get from the local garden, flower shop, craft store or even your own home. We will be focusing on using natural materials!

Supplies you will require:

  • brass ring
  • florists’ wire
  • hardy scissors
  • foliage
  • flowers
  • natural moss
  • small decorations of your choosing—pine cones, ribbons, cinnamon sticks, etc.

Is it cheaper to make your own wreath?

Making your own wreath for Christmas can be a lot cheaper, as store-bough goods are very often overpriced, especially during a big holiday such as this one. Using natural materials that you can easily find outside, and items you have at home, can result in a great homemade Christmas wreath for your front door.

Step 1: Christmas wreath ring preparation

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Once you have gathered all your supplies for a DIY Christmas wreath, let’s start with preparing the ring! To begin, take the end of the wire spool and attach it to the metal frame of the ring by going round it, then twist to secure. The wire spool should be left attached to the ring. Take the natural moss and start to press it down around the ring. Secure the moss by wrapping the wire around it. Keep the moss pressed together to form a solid base for the other elements you will add later. Once you have finished adjusting all of the moss, leave the spool of wire attached to the ring.

Step 2: Overlaying the ring with foliage

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Now that you have the base for your DIY Christmas wreath, let’s continue by adding all the other greenery and foliage you have picked out. For any flower stems that you want to include, make sure you add them first to the ring by tying them into clusters, like we did with the moss. Cut them at 8-15 cm/ 3-5 inches long. Fill the wreath with the stems. Then add the spruce, and any other foliage you have chosen. Circle with the wire to secure, never cutting it. Repeat this step until the whole moss and stems are covered with greenery. Once it is done, wrap the wire a few times, then cut it and tuck the end into the wreath.

Step 3: Decorate your Christmas wreath!

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The best part of creating your DIY Christmas decoration is finally here, so let’get to decorating! I hope by now you have decided on what kind of look you are going for with your wreath. I personally enjoy a little mix of natural elements with some glamour to spice things up! My DIY Christmas wreath consists of a few pine cones, dried orange slices, gold glitter, small red ribbons on each side and a big gold one on top. If my phone had a better camera, I would have taken a picture to show you, but I have been dying to get a new one. Hopefully, one might await me under the Christmas tree this year, hah!

Did you have fun making your DIY Christmas wreath? I sure hope so! Not only did you participate in a joyful and healthy activity, but you also came to save some money in the process as well! Using natural elements to create something that resembles your personal tastes is always such a delightful experience. And especially when it’s a craft to get you ready for the upcoming holidays! If you by any chance are interested in more DIY Christmas decorations from natural materials, why not give a look at our article about similar projects ? Enjoy!




Kristiyana Burdeva is a content writer interested in the latest trends when it comes to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design and tattoos. She loves to travel, and often embarks on road trips with her friends. Kristiyana likes to spend time in nature, going on hikes and camping trips. Ever since she can remember, she has loved to share her personal thoughts and opinions through writing and enjoys reading classical literature works.   Experience 
  • Author at since 2022, Kristiyana has written over 300 articles on various topics related to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design, tattoo art, healthy lifestyle and kitchen recipes.
  • Prior to working at, Kristiyana worked as a freelance writer for various projects.
  • Her interest in hairstyles started back in late 2016 when she first started experimenting with hair dyes, and has been dyeing her own hair and that of close acquaintances ever since
  • Kristiyana has experience in working for a beauty company that sells luxurious cosmetics, which sparked her interest in learning about and establishing a quality skincare routine.
  • When it comes to cooking, she loves trying out new recipes, especially ones with various kinds of spices and herbs, and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.
  • In her yearly years, Kristiyana was very fond of drawing and painting and went on to study Arts for a brief period, and follows many artists on social media till date, tattoo artists included.
Education  Kristiyana went on to study in a specialized high school for English and German, and her love for the languages continues to date. She obtained a bachelor's degree in English and American studies. During her studies, she wrote numerous essays, poetry works, short stories and translated different texts. She was also involved in many volunteering programs, where she helped to educate children that came from unstable communities, or projects connected with the European Solidarity Corps.

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