Decorating for the holidays can seem like a mammoth — and expensive — undertaking. But it doesn't have to be with these five step-by-step tutorials on how to make your own winter wreaths. We picked out some of our favorites, which use different materials and simple methods.
Using a homemade form, Ariean at One Krieger Chick created her own wintertime wreath using a snowflake or paper-cutting machine to create 50 to 60 color-coordinating snowflakes. Gluing each snowflake to the form, she produced a layered look for a neutral-toned indoor wreath.
Winterberry adds a touch of color to any natural wreath, so it was an easy pairing for Sara at Mom Endeavors with this grapevine wreath and plaid ribbon. Finding all her supplies at a crafts store and home improvement store, Sara attached the winterberry and cardinal to the woodsy wreath, then hung with the flat piece of ribbon trimmed in gold.
Spending less than $10 at a crafts store, Morgan at Oh Captain, My Captain painted a grapevine wreath white, hung a collection of silver ornaments from the middle and adorned it with a strip of burlap — a very popular fabric in home decorating this year. For some bow-tying techniques, visit the queen of home decor, Martha Stewart.
This wreath uses another hot item in home decorating for this year: yarn. Better Homes and Gardens provides patterns for making these coiled fabric flowers. Simply wrap the wreath form with strands of yarn, hot glue them into place, and add fake pearls and the sprig of red and green berries for dimension and texture.
Creating your own wreath with greenery isn’t hard, as Stef at girl. Inspired. discovered. Using evergreen branches, a wire wreath form and pinecones and berries for decorating, she stacked 6-inch to 9-inch long twigs on top of each other, securing the bundles in the same direction with the clips on the form. She then added the pinecones and berries in groupings.