Designing and making your own Christmas decorations can be an enjoyable activity to do with children in the run up to Christmas and a great way to get everyone feeling festive, whilst also saving a bit of money.
Making a Christmas wreath is an easy and simple craft that you can do at home, regardless of whether you’re a pro with a glue gun and scissors, or a first timer. Anyone can create an individual and handmade design that will look great hung up with all of your other festive decorations.
If you’re feeling creative, follow our step-by-step guide and see what you can create.
What You’ll Need:
- Wreath base (e.g., foam, wire, or grapevine wreath)
- Greenery (e.g., pine branches, cedar, fir, holly, or artificial greenery)
- Wire cutters or a strong pair of scissors
- Decorations (e.g., ornaments, pinecones, ribbon, berries)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks (optional)
- Craft Twine (Shop Here)
The first thing you should do is have a think about how you want your wreath to look and put together a design. It might be worth considering what colours or themes might match your other decorations. Do you have any old ornamental elements that you can up-cycle?
Once you’ve decided on a design and gathered everything you’ll need, you can make a start.
Prepare your workspace. Lay out all of your materials and tools in a clean and well-lit workspace and make sure you have plenty of room to work comfortably.
Select and trim your greenery. If you’re using natural greenery, trim the branches into manageable lengths, typically 6-10 inches. You may need more if your wreath base is particularly large.
If you’re using artificial greenery, you can skip this step.
Use Craft Twine or floral wire to attach the greenery to the wreath base. Do this by taking small sections of the greenery and tightly wrapping the twine around the base and the greenery. Repeat this process, slightly overlapping each section, until the base is entirely covered.
Once the wreath is fully covered, fluff and adjust the greenery to create a full and balanced look.
Using hot glue or Craft Twine, attach your chosen decorative elements. It’s a good idea to place each decoration on the wreath and get an idea of your arrangement before gluing them down. Be creative and add personal touches to make your wreath extra special.
Hang the wreath in your desired place using craft twine. If your wreath is particularly heavy, it might be worth doubling up on the twine, just to make sure it’s secure.
Don’t be afraid to let your creativity shine! You can make your Christmas wreath as simple or elaborate as you wish. It's a great way to start making your home feel like Christmas and showcase your personal style.