Welcome the season’s change this winter with a festive homemade wreath. Whether you display a wreath proudly on your front door, over the fireplace mantel, or on a blank wall it can add a sense of snug homeyness to your holiday decor. Opt for fresh greenery, flowers, and cinnamon sticks to embellish your wreath with festive aromas in addition to creating a pretty focal point, but reach for patterned paper, textured yarn, or sumptuous fabric to create a piece that will last for many holiday seasons. With foam, wire, and wooden wreath forms readily available online and at most craft and hardware stores, getting started in wreath making is both accessible and simple. So, on the next chilly day, settle in for an afternoon of crafting to create your own personalized winter wreath using one of the clever ideas here.
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There’s nothing simpler than wrapping a styrofoam wreath form in a festive winter adornment (think: silk ribbon, faux greenery, or ombre yarn) and calling it a day. Don’t forget to finish things off with a big bow, which as a bonus, camouflages an easy hanging hook.Continue to 2 of 15 below.
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For a rustic-chic take on a winter wreath, opt for neutral burlap and pine needles. Scavenge a couple of pine cones and sprigs of green from the backyard to make sure this wreath captures that home-for-the-holidays coziness.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
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Start with a grapevine wreath -- the natural, organic shape of grapevines allow for a truly unique, homespun wreath that captures the beauty of a farmhouse winter. Don’t be too precious when adding greens and embellishment to this wreath; the more free-flowing and loose your artistry on this one, the better.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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Layered Paper Wreath
Calling all paper crafters! Cut dozens of leaves, curl, and apply to a foam or wire wreath form for a striking, unique piece of holiday decor. The best part about paper crafting? You can fully customize your project to match your home’s decor and aesthetic and unlike fresh greens, this wreath will last for years and years.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Wreath with Bells
Welcome holiday guests with fragrant greens and the sound of jingling bells with this cozy little wreath. For the most wintry vibe, coat a few sprigs of pine with spray-on faux frost (available at most craft stores) to give the illusion of just-frozen, snow-touched foliage.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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Pom Pom Wreath
Get a little whimsical this holiday season: create a wreath out of fuzzy, cute pom-poms. There are limitless possibilities here; try a monochromatic color scheme for a modern, artistic take, or opt for rainbow hues to bring some color into your holiday decor.Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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Dried Flower Wreath
Pretty enough to be hung all year long, this winter wreath makes innovative use of grapevine and dried flowers. Stick to a single color of leaves and blooms for the most striking effect.
Pro tip: leave a section of the wreath bare -- the incomplete floral circle lends an organic aesthetic to this creative piece of decor.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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Minimalist Gold Wreath
Source a gold-toned hoop to start this project (think: macrame rings, thick gauge craft wire, or an old photo frame). Embellish the gold ring with silk flowers and leaves, but leave this piece uncrowded for a clean, contemporary look that's the perfect addition to a modern home.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Book Page Wreath
If you have a couple of copies of a favorite novel laying around (bonus points if you select a book with a cold-weather setting), tear a handful of pages from it to create a non-traditional book page wreath. Dipping the ends of each page in a contrasting color paint helps add dimension and interest.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
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Multi Plaid Wreath
Get mad for plaid this holiday season and create your own power-clashing, patterned wreath. Visit a second-hand store to source a couple of varieties of plaid fabric (button-down shirts work especially well). Gather plaids with a common color or two to ensure a cohesive finished look.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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White and Gold Floral Wreath
For a seasonal wreath that pops against a pastel-colored front door, opt for a completely light and neutral color scheme. Shades of white flowers work perfectly, but don’t hesitate to make things truly pop with pretty shiny metallic accents.Continue to 12 of 15 below.
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Oversized Hula Hoop Wreath
If your household always goes big for the holidays, this oversized paper version is the wreath project for you. Start with a hula hoop as a base, and decorate to your tastes. Paper embellishment is perfect here -- it’s lightweight and is easily adhered with hot glue.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Textural interest can make even the most homemade accent pieces look expensive, so reach for the velvet this winter to make a luxe seasonal wreath. Don’t forget to secure everything to the underside of the wreath form so your finished product looks polished and professional.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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For a Victorian-inspired holiday look, try a wreath made from fragrant greens (Eucalyptus is a great option) and accented with a simple black velvet bow. Use fresh greenery in this piece; it’ll only last a season but the aroma will fill your hearth (and you’ll be able to redesign every year ensuring timely, trendy holiday decor).Continue to 15 of 15 below.
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If your holiday decorations tend toward vibrant, sparkly, and a little retro, try an iridescent, textured wreath to set that most-magical-time-of-year tone. This is one project that’s definitely not subtle, so don't be afraid to hit it with extra glitter at every opportunity.