Replace your Christmas wreath with this simple and cheap DIY winter wreath for your front door.
Taking your Christmas decor down can leave your home feeling empty, so let me help you fill the void with this beautiful and easy diy winter wreath. Wreaths are a great way to warm up any space, and they don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg! This wreath cost me less than $20 to make, which is 1/3 of the cost to similar wreaths being sold online. Why are wreaths so expensive? I have a hard time paying full price for a decoration I am using outside. So let me help you create something beautiful for your home, for a lot less than what you can buy it for! Now remember, you don’t have use the same exact florals and greenery to create a beautiful wreath. You can follow these steps to make a wreath for any season! Use what you have!
Winter Wreath Supplies
- 14 inch Grapevine wreath
- 1 6ft Long Lamb’s Ear Garland
- Floral Wire
- Snips or Scissors
- Cotton stems
- Hot Glue
Winter Wreath Instructions
To achieve the same fullness as my wreath, you will use most (if not all) of a 6′ garland. Using scissors, snip two 13” pieces for the outer edge, two 11” pieces for the middle, and two 9” pieces for the inner edge. These measurements don’t have to be exact, but I want to give you a clear idea of how I achieved this look. I used the leftover garland to fill in the center at the end.
Place Garland and Cotton on Wreath
Once your garland is cut into individual pieces, place them on your wreath to check for fullness. Then add a few pieces of cotton to fill in any holes you come across. I used 6 stems of cotton. Once you like the look of your wreath, take a picture to help with placement, then remove everything from the wreath.
Wire Greenery to Wreath
I prefer to work with 3” pieces of wire when working with wreaths. This length is plenty long enough to secure my floral pieces and easy to work with. I tied each piece twice, once at the top and another towards the middle. For my longer pieces on the outer edge (13”), I tied it at the bottom too. Be sure to do a shake test to confirm the strength of your wreath.
Place and Glue Cotton Stems
To add some more texture and warmth to your wreath, add a few stems of cotton. I used six total. Add them by covering the entire stem in hot glue, let it cool for 10 seconds to get “stickier”, place in the wreath and hold it there until it dries. This is a faster method than using wire, but either method works!
Finalize and Hang Winter Wreath
I decided to place one more piece of garland in the center of my greenery. This helped cover up the wire and stems while adding more fullness. Once you are satisfied with the look of your wreath, hang it for all to see. You can hang it with ribbon, twine, burlap or on its own.
When storing your wreath, try hanging it on a hanger and covering it with a trash bag rather than storing it in a tote. I do this with all my wreaths and garlands and it helps them keep their shape. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper than buying wreath storage containers.
Check out my other wreath tutorials for more inspo:
Show me your Winter Wreath
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