Getting your Christmas wreath right can really go far in setting the tone for the holiday season. It’s immediately recognizable as a festive piece and helps to welcome your seasonal guests for a Christmas party or just a family gathering over the holidays. These wreaths bring a creative touch to the traditional wreath and some of them shake up the status quo so you can have an original yet classic piece on your door.
1. Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath
This wreath features vintage Christmas ornaments, all arranged on a red wreath, which makes it look very festive but also has a nostalgic look to it as well. No two wreaths are going to look the same using this method, because it is up to you to find vintage style ornaments to hang on it. But you can start with the base, which they show you step by step what you’ll need to do in order to make it, as well as which materials you’ll need to get the job done. If you stick with ornaments that have a red color to them, you will be able to more closely recreate this festive wreath.
2. Easy to Make Holiday Wreath
If you’re looking for a holiday wreath that looks great, but doesn’t take all afternoon to make, this is the way to go. You end up with a wreath that looks like something you bought at the store pre-made, but it has the distinction of being something you assembled yourself. They are starting with a grapevine wreath, and then they have used eucalyptus branches, as well as berry stems in two different sizes. To put it all together they are using wire, but they also point out that you could use garbage ties. You’ll want a pair of wire cutters and some your nose pliers to help you with the wire.
3. Felt Holly Wreath
This felt holly wreath has a nice blue color to it, and they say it’s great because the aqua color gives it a fresh look. We have to say it looks a bit like a snowflake, or a frosty mint, and the red berries give it just enough color variation to make it look festive. It starts off easy enough with a Styrofoam wreath as the base, and then gets wrapped up in the aqua colored ribbon. A glue gun helps keep it all stuck together, and you’ll want to use felt for the leaves. For the berries they’ve used a combination of red and silver to really drive home the modern look.
4. Christmas Ball Wreath
This reef consists of dozens of Christmas ornaments in a vintage style. It is great for reflecting any amount of light that is put on it, and the variation of the sizes of the balls used gives this a homemade look without looking unprofessional. It only requires a few materials to make it, including a vine wreath underneath, and all of the Christmas balls you can gather up. Then it’s just a matter of putting the balls on to the wreath as they’ve shown, and calling it a day. It’s definitely a wreath that shows you’re in the Christmas spirit and ready for Santa to come.
5. Peace Wreath
Here is a peace wreath that captures the sentiment of the holiday with just one word. They have given it a two tone color, with most of it being green, but also having some red on it. The wreath itself is very basic, but the embellishment of putting the peace message on it really gives it a nice touch. The peace sign is adorned with ornaments, as well as a poinsettia flower, so you are incorporating different elements of the season into the wreath without going overboard or being too gaudy and in-your-face. It’s elegant and peaceful, as it should be for a peace wreath.
6. Rustic Owl Wreath
This wreath has a rustic look to it, and features a cute little owl sitting right in the middle of it. The wreath itself comes ready made, so it’s just a matter of adorning it with other branches, twigs, and pine cones so that it looks like something that was assembled out in the woods, and then put on your door. The owl looks very at home in her spot on the wreath, and it is sure to make any home look more festive and ready for the winter and all the festivities it brings.
7. Origami Christmas Wreath
This christmas wreath has a Japanese feel to it because you are actually making it out of origami creations. It is a matter of making eight different square origami patterns and then placing them together so they form a circle, and so that all of their points are overlapping and intersecting. It’s also important to use a combination of four red pieces, and four green pieces so that you get a good alternating color pattern going on. They include a link to the instructions for how to make the folds, so it’s just a matter of following the steps and using the right paper.
8. Braided Ribbon Wreath
If you want your wreath to be monochrome, go with this one. It is just a matter of using braided ribbon in a circle and then adding a ribbon to the top of it. Materials used here are a metal hanger bent into a circle which serves as the base of the wreath to keep it in a circular shape. You’ll also need a good supply of ribbon to braid up, and there’s also some silver ribbon used to make the bow. A hot glue gun really helps to keep the work you’ve done, so you don’t need to re-braid anything once it’s been braided.
9. Holiday Twig Wreath
This holiday wreath features a minimalist design, and basically consists of several intertwining twigs, some holiday berries, and a couple of gold star ornaments. The reason this works is because it keeps it simple, which wreaths can either be a very complicated piece, or very simple because originally it was just wooden twigs that were put into a circle to welcome in the Christmas season and to celebrate Jesus’ birthday. That’s why this wreath is very classic, and doesn’t have much going on, but still manages to look good, as it is using materials that our ancestors might have used in a simple sign of welcoming in the season.
10. Pom Pom Wreath
Get fluffy with this pom pom wreath, and you’ll end up with a very soft and cuddly wreath that is ready to greet your visitors in a warm way. You basically just start to glue pom poms onto a Styrofoam wreath, and don’t stop until it’s finished. In this design they’ve used plenty of white pom poms to form the base of the wreath, and mixed in different colored pom poms like green, red, and gold. The end result is you get a snowy looking wreath thanks to the white pom poms, and the colored pom poms end up looking like Christmas lights.
11. Gold Holiday Wreath
Nothing is more elegant than gold, so your gold holiday wreath will definitely look impressive. The funny thing is is that does not contain even a bit of gold on it, and in fact it is made from gold thumb tacks, so it is not expensive to make this wreath by any means. Basically it entails putting dozens and dozens of thumb tacks onto a foam wreath, and then adorning the whole thing with a ribbon so that is easy to hang once you are finished. It’s simple yet elegant wreath that is sure to spruce up your door.
12. Christmas Ornament Wreath
The funny thing about this Christmas ornament wreath is that not all of the ornaments are different shapes, but they have figured out a way to get them all to coexist, and it ends up looking great. You’ll notice that they have kept the Christmas colors of red and green as the prominent theme here, and they also used a few balls that have red and green stripes to give it a bit of variation. There are also ornaments with different textures on them so it keeps looking interesting. A green bow at the top really works too tie it all together.
13. Linen Wreath
This linen wreath has a very unique look to it, and features a peaceful dove sitting within it. It has a white color all the way around it, and the only other colors are the brown from the nest of the dove, as well as a brown color ribbon making a bow. You can use any linen you want to use in this, so it’s great if you have an old sheet that you can repurpose and upcycle. From there it just uses a coat hanger, a pair of wire cutters and pliers to form it into a circle. They show you how to cut up the linen to make the squares, and this looks fabulous in your doorway.
14. Holiday Rag Wreath
This Reese is an amalgamation of men’s shirts, but they have turned them into a festive looking holiday wreath. One particular trait about this wreath is that it doesn’t have any other accessories on it, it just uses an assortment of different shirts to give it an interesting look. You hang it with an additional piece of fabric, so it keeps its same appearance all the way around it. You can choose to add an ornament or perhaps a message to this, or just keep it simple by leaving it the way it is.