Add a little festive cheer to your front door, with a homemade wreath. But don't panic! You don't need to be skilled in the art of floristry to create one of these welcoming arrangements.
In this guide, we've featured a range of easy step by step tutorials detailing how to make your own wreath. You'll have so much fun you won't stop at your door, but your friends and family's entranceways too. Choose from our selection of inspiring wreaths below and capture some of that festive spirit.
How to make a christmas wreath
Whether you're an avid crafter or don't know your glue gun from your staple gun, we've divided these step-by-step wreath tutorials into beginner, intermediate and expert level crafting experiences. So you can choose the right one for you.
Some basic tools for the job
What you can use to decorate a wreath
There's a whole world of opportunity when it comes to what you can use to decorate your wreath. You could go for classic pine cones and fir tree branches, dried orange slices and cinnamon sticks or opt for traditional red bows or perhaps throw in some modern icicles and fluffy polar bear decorations. Here are some options:
Pine cones. Cinnamon sticks. Fresh flowers. Foliage. Wine corks. Paper flowers. Bows. Baubles. Pom poms. Material. Strings of beads. Candy canes. Gift tag bows. Fairy lights
Beginner - Baubles, Baubles, Baubles
Beginner - Have a corking Christmas
This wreath requires a little forethought – and a few fun-filled weekends! Simply take champagne, prosecco and wine corks and feature these on your wreath. It's the perfect design for wine lovers. Here's how to make your own:
You will need:
Wreath hoop - We recommend a polystyrene wreath again
Corks - You'll need around 30-40 corks depending on the size of your wreath hoop.
Hot glue gun -Secure your corks in place with this.
Step 1 - Ensure your corks are clean and dry.
Step 2 - Dab a small amount of glue onto the side you wish to stick to the wreath then secure these.
Step 3 - Work around your wreath, filling in any gaps with your corks. Try to pack them together and have fun with angles and which side you feature to create a unique display.
If your idea of a good Christmas is one filled with bubbles and laughter then this wreath is for you!
Intermediate - Festive Florals
Expert level - Succulents and baubles
Alternative Wreath Ideas
But why stop there? Here are some wilder Christmas wreath ideas to consider trying out this December:
Cookie-cutter wreath - We love this wreath design created by Inspired by Craft. With just some star-shaped cookie cutters and red ribbon, you can create a striking accessory for your front door.
Balloon wreath - Make a statement with an oversized balloon wreath, you can find a fun tutorial here by Studio DIY.
Ivy wreath – Weave artificial, or even real, tendrils of ivy around a wicker wreath hoop. Finish with a charming ribbon and maybe a tinkling bell or two.
Foil gift box wreath – Have lots of those foil gift box decorations that you're not quite ready to throw away but aren't sure what to use them for? Then why not secure them to a wreath hoop for a colourful and striking display! Take a look at this tutorial from Crafts Unleashed to learn how.
Balls of yarn wreath – Love to knit? Let everyone know with a wreath made up of wool in festive shades. However, don't just go slinging your wool onto a wreath hoop, grab some styrofoam balls and wrap yarn around this to create a fun ball of yarn effect then secure in place.
We hope you're feeling inspired when it comes to that decorative feature for your front door or above your fireplace. Try out one of these festive crafts and add some Christmas cheer to your home.