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Are you thinking about making a DIY Christmas door wreath? I highly recommend making your own Christmas wreath, as it’s actually much easier than you might think. It’s more cost effective than buying a ready-made one, and if you reuse the base, it’s more sustainable too! From classic Christmas wreaths to contemporary and Scandi-inspired Christmas door wreaths, read on to get inspired to make your own DIY Christmas door wreath, and get a few tips too!
The key to a good Christmas wreath is plenty of foliage, and keeping all the branches pointing in the same direction. Overlap small bunches as you work around the wreath and you can’t go far wrong! You can forage for greenery and pinecones from a local common, and dry your own fruit and flowers to keep costs down, and make a sustainable wreath. Have fun with it!
1. The Scandi-Inspired Lit Christmas Door Wreath
This simple Scandi-inspired Christmas door wreath was the first one I made and it couldn’t be easier. Just take a wicker or willow wreath base, plenty of eucalyptus and a string of battery operated fairy lights, secured with floristry wire. Find the full instructions for my simple lit Christmas wreath here.
2. The Contemporary DIY Christmas Door Wreath
This is the best DIY Christmas wreath I’ve ever made, probably thanks to the expert guidance from a florist! I made it at a workshop several years ago, and I love how contemporary it is, thanks to the pink roses and carnations.
After a month or so, and a hard frost, the flowers in my wreath had shrivelled. So I bought a few new ones and replaced them, and also added some pussywillow. It’s a cost effective way of making a wreath last longer.
3. The Full and Fabulous Christmas Wreath
This is another wreath with an oasis base (I reused the same one as from the wreath above) I love how thick and luxuriant this one is, with several types of greenery. I reused roses and thistles from a bouquet of flowers, for this modern Christmas wreath. It’s so bushy you can barely see the bee door knocker!
4. The (More) Traditional Christmas Wreath
This more traditional (for me) Christmas wreath was from a kit, which I made last year with friends over Zoom during my lockdown birthday. It’s made with a metal wreath base, covered in florists moss, followed by small bunches of greenery. I used Christmas tree baubles, dried cinnamon sticks and orange slices, as well as a few pinecones to give this DIY Christmas wreath a more traditional feel.
5. The Autumn/Winter Door Wreath
I made this wreath in the autumn but it still looked good in December. I made a willow wreath at a workshop several years ago, and gathered greenery and the lovely purple branches from our garden. The beauty of a natural willow wreath is that you can poke the greenery into the gaps in the weave, so need less wire. I added a couple of dried hydrangea flowers, some dried Billy buttons from a spring wreath, and the bright lime green bunches of leaves.
Tip: How To Hang Your Door Wreath
If you don’t want to bang a nail into your front door, I recommend buying a temporary self-adhesive Command Hook, and sticking it upside down onto the inside of your door. Then you can loop the ribbon that’s holding your door wreath up and over the door. Then secure it to the hook. After Christmas, you can remove the hook.
So I have been to my local florist to buy eucalyptus for this year’s wreath, but which style do I go for? I really can’t decide!
If you’re looking for inspiration for Christmas wreaths for inside your house, check out my easy embroidery hoop wreaths. They are also so easy to make, and so pretty!