Sharing all the details of How to Make the easiest DIY Simple Christmas wreath EVER. It can be assembled in 5-10 mins flat while drinking hot chocolate and blasting Bing Crosby.
No glue gun required.
And… if that isn’t enough to get you in the Christmas crafting mood there are lots of fun crafts from my friends below!
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DIY Simple Christmas Wreath
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Supplies Needed to Make a DIY Simple Christmas Wreath
- faux evergreen wreath (DLUX Wreath 18″ Green Pine Artificial (3 Pack))
- pinecones (Ponderosa Pine Cones 8/Pkg-Natural)
- fresh magnolia leaves (27” artificial magnolia leaf picks)
- fresh holly (100pcs Artificial Red Holly Berry 10mm Pick Branch Wreath For Christmas Tree Decoration for Christmas tree for wedding party)
While decorating our dining room for Christmas it occurred to me that I really wanted a new Christmas wreath in this space.
Well, there was no way that I was going to be able to talk Jason into letting me buy one so I took matters into my own hands & decided to make one of my own.
As a side note… there is something about Christmas crafting that helps me get into the Christmas spirit! 🙂
I had 2 faux evergreen wreaths left over from when we took out bi-fold doors in the kitchen so I decided to use one of those to make my simple Christmas wreath.
The problem was it really didn’t look good enough to be the focal point of my dining room mantel.
So, I grabbed some fresh magnolia leaves and red holly berries from our yard to give my wreath more color and help make it look real!
Step by Step Instructions for How to Make a Simple Christmas Wreath
Step ONE – Gather Your Supplies
Gather any fresh or natural greenery you can find to add interest & color to your faux evergreen wreath.
I chose to add Magnolia Leaves, red holly greens & pine cones from my yard.
Step TWO – Start Adding the Live Greenery Starting with the Largest Items First
I started adding the magnolia leaves first until I was all the way around the wreath.
Step THREE – Add the Holly Berries
I left enough of the stems from the magnolia leaves and holly berries to tuck them into the faux wreath so I didn’t have to glue them on.
(I wanted to be able to reuse this simple Christmas wreath in the future)
Step FOUR – Add Pinecones to Your Simple Christmas Wreath
Lastly, I added pinecones left over from another project to my simple Christmas wreath.
I took advantage of the wire branches to wrap them around my pinecones.
You can decide to use aa glue gun for pine cones in the future but fresh Holly berries & magnolia leaves will look better fresh year after year on your Simple Christmas Wreath.
I just love the look of how my simple Christmas wreath turned out on our farmhouse dining room fireplace mantel!
Now that you see how easy it is making a DIY Christmas Wreath, I hope this inspires you to Make a Simple Christmas Wreath for your home.
For more Christmas ideas from our farmhouse see the HERE
Be sure to see my friends Christmas projects below!
by Tara Lehman
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I love that you combined both faux and real, at first glance your wreath looks real!!! It is cool, since you won’t have the mess of real pine needles but still have the wreath to enjoy! Great idea! Happy Holidays!
Thanks Janine! I am definitely excited by how my DIY Christmas wreath turned out and look forward to decorating it for years to come 🙂 Merry Christmas!
Oh i love the addition of the magnolia leaves, so beautiful.
Thank you Marty! I am definitely thankful to have a few magnolia leaves in our yard 🙂
Tara, you are so talented with your wreaths. I love the natural and traditional look of this wreath….it’s perfect! I especially love the addition of the magnolia leaves. So pretty!
xoxo Jodie & Julie
Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my DIY Christmas wreath Jodie and Julie! I am definitely lucky to have a few magnolia trees in our yard to gather free leaves from 🙂
I love it, especially with the holly and magnolia wreaths! It looks amazing and the fact that it can be done in 10 makes it even better!
Thanks Katrin! I am definitely lucky to have some many evergreen shrubs in our yard to add color to my wreaths with 🙂
When I saw the thumbnail photo I thought it was real too! adding the real to it too was such a great idea I’ve never thought of that. It came out so beautifully !
Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my DIY Christmas wreath Kellie!
This turned out really cute! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Thank you for stopping by to see my Christmas wreath Amanda! Merry Christmas 🙂
The fresh leaves make such a huge difference. This is really pretty.
Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my Christmas wreath Leanna!