Creative Ideas for DIY Wreaths
Holiday wreaths can be as unique as the DIYers who hang them.
Even if you're not the craftiest person on the block, you'll be surprised to learn what you can achieve with a wire or foam wreath form (you can pick these up in just about any shape from the Maine Wreath Co.) and a little imagination.
READ: Create a Colorful Holiday Hearth
Too busy to crank out a gorgeous wreath in time to ring in the holidays?
Well, you can go ahead and buy most of the handmade beauties featured here, too.
Dried Herb and Flower Wreath
This mixed-herb wreath is a fragrant collection of dried plants. The bright red color comes from chiles de arbol, interspersed with bay leaves, Mexican sage, marjoram and more. You can get the look by drying herbs and arranging them on an affordable wreath form, which you maybe able to find in the craft aisle of your local discount store.
A living wreath of fresh herbs for cooks to pick from as they prepare holiday meals makes a great hostess gift.
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(This Old House)
Sweater Wreath Ornament
Looking for something to do with that ugly sweater your aunt gave you last year? The small decorative wreath shown here was made using old wool sweaters. The fuzzy material will add warmth to cold entryways for years to come. Just cut the fabric into squares, cut small slits into the center of each square, and thread them onto a wire hanger. Form the wire into a circle, top with a bright red bow, and you're all done.
Shown: Rescued Wool Wreath Ornament by alicia todd; about $8; Etsy
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Pine Cone Wreath
Gather fallen pine cones from your backyard to get this homemade look. Simply hot glue your natural treasures to a thick foam form. Get creative with evergreen branches, dried berries, and colorful fallen leaves for a fragrant wall or door hanging.
Shown: 15" Glitter Brown Spice and Pine Cone Christmas Wreath; about $60; Christmas Central
(This Old House)
Gather ribbon scraps from your holiday gift-wrapping sessions to make this wreath. Tie leftover satin or grosgrain ribbon into puffy bows all the way around a wire wreath form. Want the look without the work? The Etsy creation shown here is a custom piece, so you can specify themes and colors when you make your order.
Shown: Custom Ribbon Wreath in Red, White, and Green; about $40; Etsy
(MerciBeaucoupDesigns via Etsy)