How To Make A Christmas Wreath From Scratch


In this post, you will see how to make a Christmas wreath from scratch.

If you want to make a natural wreath full of fresh greens, then this tutorial is perfect for you!

You only need a few items to get started and most of them are cheap.

diy Christmas door wreath

Make A Christmas Wreath From Natural Greens

Every year I like to make different Christmas wreaths, that involve different materials.

One year I made a pom-pom wreath from yarns leftover in my stash and last year I made a door wreath from dried fruits, plants and flowers.

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But this year I wanted to make a fresh natural wreath, with greens that I had collected.

DIY Christmas wreath

How Can I Make A Wreath?

This Christmas wreath is perfect if you are on a budget, as you can collect different greens from what you can gather around you.

The total time it took me to make the wreath was around 30 minutes.

I collected the fresh greens I needed when I was out walking my dog and cut lots of foliage from overgrown bushes and trees that we pass daily.

You can also buy the greens you need from a local florist if you can’t collect from the area around you.

After that, you need a few other simple materials and then you can get started!

DIY Christmas wreath tutorial

What Do You Need To Make A Christmas Wreath?

Here is a list of the materials that you will need:

Evergreen Christmas wreath

Video Tutorial

There is a video tutorial in this post to show you how the wreath was created.

You can also watch it over on my YouTube channel here.

How To Make A Christmas Wreath From Scratch- Step By Step

  1. Step 1

    Get together all of the green foliage you have collected, along with all of the materials and anything else that you want to use.

    For this tutorial, I collected a range of greens from local shrubs and trees that included holly, cedar, and mastic.

    But any of the following would work – yew, pine, fir, cypress and you can mix in other leaves and twigs that you find.

    It would also be a good idea to add in some cinnamon sticks or herbs to give the wreath a nice Christmas aroma.

    Step 1 wreath

  2. Step 2

    Tie a length of twine onto your willow wreath – this is to hang your wreath when finished.

    Then select a branch to start with and cut it to a smaller size.
    You want to choose something to use as a good base with lots of leaves.

    Step 2 wreath

  3. Step 3

    Start to add other cuttings from your collection of greens.

    Put a small bunch together in your hand, maybe two or three pieces together.

    Then get your wire (I used a thin soft wire that is used for jewellery making) and secure around the wreath.

    Trim the wire with your pliers and bend, tuck in the excess.

    If you don’t have wire, you can substitute this with twine, but the wire is stronger and easy to use.

    Step 3 wreath

  4. Step 4

    Continue to cut the greens and overlap them onto the greens you have already secured to the wreath.

    Then using the wire (or twine) secure them into place.

    Trim the wire with your pliers and bend, tuck in the excess.

    step 4 wreath

  5. Step 5

    Continue to add the green foliage to the wreath, repeating the process of step 4.

    Turn the wreath as you work.

    You will soon see the wreath start to fill out.

    When there are no more gaps to fill, secure the final greens into place.

    If you can see any wire or twine, take smaller branches and weave into the wreath to hide this.

    You can then start to fill it out more by adding in extra foliage where needed.

    step 5 wreath

  6. Step 6

    You can now add in pine cones, berries or pom poms to finish it off!

    Evergreen Christmas wreath

  7. Step 7

    Hang it up and enjoy it – or gift it to someone as a surprise!

    However, you decide to make your wreath, have fun with it and make it as neat or as wild as you want!

    Add in different materials and make it a festive treat for everyone to see.

    wreath with pine cones

I love seeing your finished projects!

If you enjoyed making the blanket,  I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

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