15 Alternative Wreath Ideas (That Aren't Just For Christmas!)

Between presents, food, and decor, Christmas can become an expensive time of year. It’s helpful to save some money wherever you can, so why not try making your own Christmas wreath this year?

Instead of spending a small fortune on a basic wreath, you can have fun crafting one that’s personal to you. Today we’re sharing 15 impressive DIY Christmas wreaths that you can make today. The big day is fast approaching, so don’t delay!

Wreath making basics

classic christmas wreathYou need to know these steps for any design! ©StockSnap
Making your own wreath might sound technical, but it’s very easy. Let’s walk through the basics.

What you’ll need:

  • A wire wreath – This will be the base for your design. You could also use a coat hanger, foam, or some cardboard. It all depends on what you’ve got and how sturdy you’d like your design to be.
  • Florist wire – to hold your wreath together.
  • Foliage or an alternative – For a classic look, you’ll want the wreath to be nice and busy. You can use fake or real foliage, depending on how long you’d like your wreath to last.
  • Decorations – The only limit here is your imagination, but for a basic wreath you could use baubles, pinecones, or ribbon.
  • Scissors or shears to cut up the foliage and florist wire.

How to assemble your design:

  1. Take your wire wreath and lay it on a flat, sturdy surface.
  2. Prepare your foliage by cutting it into small, manageable sprigs with a pair of scissors or shears.
  3. Lay pieces of foliage onto the wreath and secure in place by wrapping the florist wire several times around the base of the bunch.
  4. Overlap the last piece of foliage with a new piece to hide the wire.
  5. Continue in the same way around the ring until it looks full. The last bundle should neatly tuck under the first.
  6. Fill in any gaps and decorate the wreath with ornaments and ribbon. Tie a piece of ribbon at the top so that you can hang your design.

DIY Wreath Inspiration

Now that we know how to make a basic Christmas wreath, it’s time to get creative!

1. Bauble wreath

Bauble wreathIt certainly doesn’t look handmade.
Will from Bright Bazaar put together this beautiful and bright wreath using baubles. Why not recreate this design with baubles in your chosen colour palette? It’ll always be a Christmas classic.

2. Expert Home Tips cleaning wreath

cleaning wreathFor the cleaning mad!
We decided to give wreath making a go, and this is what we put together! What do you think? Do you know someone who needs this on their front door?

To make our cleaning wreath, we used sponge scourers, dusters, blue cleaning cloths, and a duster cloth. We cut the scourers into shapes to mimic foliage and glued it all onto a foam ring.

3. Let it snow

let it snow wreathSince we’ve no place to go…
Do you have a favourite Christmas song? Why not make a wreath based on the lyrics like Make It: Fun have. We love the addition of the snowy winter shelf below.

4. Crayon wreath

Crayon wreathThe perfect wreath for a teacher!
Crystal from A Pumpkin & A Princess had the brilliant idea to incorporate a chalkboard in her design. It’d be great for a playroom or as a gift to a teacher.

5. Paper wreath

Paper wreathTry upcycling.
We love the simplicity of this one. Amanda from Redagape rolled up individual pieces of paper from a vintage map and glued them together until she had a full wreath. Impressive, isn’t it?

6. Gift a wreath

diaper wreathGot a baby shower coming up?
Finding the perfect gift for a new baby can be a challenge, but not with this ingenious wreath by Homemade Gifts Made Easy. They’ve rolled up nappies and carefully arranged them into a circle. The elephant is made from a small folded towel.

7. Pom pom wreath

pom pom wreathSo colourful!
Who doesn’t love a splash of colour? Tasha from Designer Trapped made this bright wreath using pom poms. You could stick to a few colours or use the whole rainbow as Tasha has!

8. Pinecone wreath

pinecone wreathHave a scavenger hunt for pinecones.
Stephanie from Garden Therapy used bleached pinecones for her wreath. This one would look great in Autumn too! Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas, after all.

9. Easter wreath

easter wreathHoppy holidays!
If anything proves that wreaths can be used all year round, it’s this wreath by Krista from The Happy Housie. The Easter bunny would certainly approve.

10. Minimalist hoop wreath

minimalist hoop wreathSimple is best.
Sarah from All Things With Purpose has made a beautifully simple wreath that would look amazing at any wedding. Simply switch out the flowers to match the occasion.

11. Unicorn wreath

unicorn wreathKids will love this!
Unicorns are all the rage, so why not make this wreath for your kids – or maybe even for yourself! Kasia from The Crafty Mummy Blog has the full instructions, including how to make the impressive gold horn.

12. Cork wreath

Cork wreathPop another bottle.
Amanda from Save On Crafts gathered a bunch of cork bottle stoppers and turned them into this magnificent wreath. Wouldn’t this be perfect for a wine lover?

13. Cocktail umbrella wreath

cocktail umbrella wreathNot just for drinks.
This wreath by Natalie from Doodlecraft has us missing summer already! We’ll be saving this craft for the next heatwave.

14. Coffee filter wreath

coffee filter wreathSo glam!
Would you believe this wreath is made from coffee filters? Cindy from DIY Beautify made this with a super small budget, so you can too!

15. Sharing board wreath

vegetable wreathVery festive!
Who said wreaths were for front doors? Marina from Yummy Mummy Kitchen had the brilliant idea to lay your sharing platter out like a wreath. It’s a great idea for displaying seasonal vegetables, cheese and nuts.

Content retrieved from: https://experthometips.com/alternative-wreath-ideas.

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