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Simple DIY Ideas for Christmas Wreaths

Updated on December 11, 2013

Oh my christmas seems to come around faster and faster each year, and this year has been no different. So if your putting up your christmas decorations or you are just looking for ideas of ones you can make ready for when Christmas finally comes around, then you will be needing a wreath. Every door looks prettier with a wreath on it, don't you think? And there are so many different versions to buy on the market that you just don't know what type to go with. So why not try hand making one, at least that way you know your wreath will be unique!

In the US they seem to have wreaths on their front doors at all times of year, lots of people make seasonal ones to fit with their decor or the changing of the season. But in the UK we only have wreaths for Christmas - I don't know what the rest of the world think of wreaths, but please leave a message letting me know how wreaths are used in your country I would be very interested.

Anyway as it is a christmassy thing here in the UK I decided to check out some of the best and most beautiful DIY Xmas wreath ideas I could find online. We have always bought our wreath from a shop, but I love some of the amazing handmade ideas I have found online this year, take a peek at the 10 I like the most!

(None of the ideas are my own, sadly, they are all ones I found online at various blogs and website, you will find the links to the original sites under the images)

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Paper Doily and airy Light Wreath DIY
Paper Doily and airy Light Wreath DIY | Source

Paper Doily and Fairy Light Christmas Wreath

Wow, isn't this wreath just divine! No doubt some of you might have guessed this little beauty was one I found on Martha Stewarts Website. I think this is one of those wreaths that could be left up all year, maybe as a nightlight in a children's room, as it is so pretty and delicate. Simple paper doilys are really cheap to buy and can be picked up at most $ or £ shops, yet made into this wreath they look so effective and far more expensive. Adding lights to the wreath help give it an extra dimension compared to a regular wreath, this would have your door standing out from all the others in your neighbourhood.

Felt Ball Wreath DIY
Felt Ball Wreath DIY | Source

Multi-Coloured Felt Ball Wreath

Eek this wreath is so playful and colourful, perfect for someone who likes their christmas tree to be decorated with all the colours of the rainbow instead of under a strict colour theme. I found this one on a site simple entitled Pickles, and they have lots of other great craft ideas on there you might want to check out too. Now you don't have to make all those felt balls yourself if you haven't got the time or the patients as you can buy a bag of ready done ones instead, but they do have a tutorial on how to make your own if you wish to go all out. Maybe this is a craft the children can help you with throughout the year so by the time you get to christmas you have enough balls to make the wreath.

Mini Christmas Present Wreath DIY
Mini Christmas Present Wreath DIY | Source

Mini Christmas Present Wreath

Christmas may be a religious time of year for many, but for many others it is also all about the presents, so what could be better than a wreath made of lots of mini presents! I think one is just really sweet, and I dons it on Women's Day website. The whole DIY is really simple to do, and it would be really cheap as well yet the final outcome is very effective. You could use any wrapping paper to cover the little boxes so it would work perfectly with left over scraps and it could be done in any colour to match your front door or your holiday theme. This could also be a fun door wreath for birthday parties!

Christmas Bauble DIY Wreath
Christmas Bauble DIY Wreath | Source

Christmas Bauble Wreath

Baubles, baubles everywhere - but not a tree in sight! Yes this is a whole overload of baubles, but instead of hanging them on a tree you could use them to make this fun and colourful wreath for your door. This was found via pintrest on a blog called Matt & Becky. All you need is some random baubles in different sizes (try getting small, medium, and large so you have a good selection to fill the gaps) and preferable in colours that work together, then some superglue or a glue gun and a wreath form, then just get sticking! You could pick up a few great discounted packs of baubles after christmas so you are able to make one next year even cheaper!

Simple Stripped Straw Wreath DIY
Simple Stripped Straw Wreath DIY | Source

Christmas Stripped Straw Wreath

This Handmade Wreath is so funky and fun, great for a modern couple or a student house who want something a bit retro, it feels very 70's don't you think? Probably not a great idea for outside as paper doesn't stand up too well in the rain but brilliant for an apartment door or on an interior door. I found this one on a family blog called Tatertots & Jello and it really is as simple to make as it looks. You can usually get these fun stripped paper straws at dollar stores or pound stores, so it would be super cheap to make! If you can't find red and white ones you could always use a different colour, at this time of year gold or silver stripped ones would also look really beautiful!

Gold Leaf Wreath DIY
Gold Leaf Wreath DIY | Source

Fake Gold Leaf Wreath

This fake gold leaf wreath looks like it should be from and expensive little home boutique, not something you can hand-make at home from items you can pick up at the dollar/pound store. I found this great DIY on a site called DecorChick - so many other great DIY projects on there if you are after other craft ideas. If you can't find plastic gold leaves you can just spray regular green ones with a gold spray paint. This wreath looks so chic and would add some serious class to any front door. Plus if you don't like the gold look then you pretty much spray the leaves any other colour to match your decor!

Christmas Rag Wreath DIY
Christmas Rag Wreath DIY | Source

Christmas Rag Wreath

I really loved the fluffy look of this wreath, it kind of makes me just want to reach out and touch it, which is what I am sure lots of people will be doing when they come to your door over christmas if you have this Rag Wreath adorning it. This was found on a site called Achieving Proverbs 31 and just requires rather a large pile of scrap fabric squares, whether you go out and buy christmas fabric or just cut up a pile of old clothing or cloth to make the squares it really doesn't matter - this would be a great up cycling project for any left over bit of fabric you have.

Coffee Filter Wreath DIY
Coffee Filter Wreath DIY | Source

Coffee Filter Wreath

Who knew coffee filters could look so festive, and deceptively soft looking. Like the rag wreath above I just want to touch it, but sadly it wouldn't be so soft. This is a DIY I found on Pintrest, but originally it came from a site called Commona-my House. It is the best craft I think I have ever seen using coffee filters, such a clever and simple idea, and obviously it would be pretty cheap too! It would be a great one for kids to help you make as it is really easy and doesn't involve anything dangerous! This wouldn't be able to go on your outside front door though as the filters are unlikely to be able to withstand the weather, but as in the picture it would look great propped up inside your house, or handing on an indoor door.

Peppermint Wreath DIY
Peppermint Wreath DIY | Source

Peppermint Wreath

We don't get these Peppermints in the UK so sadly I would find it difficult to make this exact wreath, but I know they are popular in the US and easy to buy in bulk to allow you to make this fun and minty fresh wreath. I am pretty sure that it would smell just lovely while it was up but probably would last that long, so maybe just for a few weeks before the big day. I found the idea on a few sites while nosing, but this one looked the most well made and was found on a site called Gwynn Wasson Designs. The red and white stripes are just so christmassy that these mints lend themselves well to a number of christmas related crafts.

Snowflake Wreath DIY
Snowflake Wreath DIY | Source

Snowflake Wreath

Lastly I bring you this stunning snowflake wreath. You can always find glittery white/perspex plastic snowflake decorations at this time of year and they are often quite inexpensive or come in large packs. I think this is probably the most christmassy of all the wreaths I found for this article, yet it is probably one of the most obvious. I found it on a site called Fit, Crafty, Stylish and Happy (another site with lots of other crafty ideas) and it really simply is just a case sticking the snowflakes to a simple white wreath form. It could be done with other shaped decorations, and for other seasons too. I think this one is especially effective because of the thick red ribbon that is used to hand it, very bold!

© 2013 Chantele Cross-Jones

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