9 Steps To Making A Last-Minute DIY Holiday Wreath

December 24, 2023

Making a last-minute holiday wreath can be a fun and quick DIY project. Here’s a simple guide using materials you may already have or can easily find at a craft store:


  • Plain wreath base (grapevine, foam, or wire wreath form)
  • Assorted greenery (pine branches, cedar, eucalyptus, etc.)
  • Ribbon or bow
  • Ornaments, pinecones, or other embellishments
  • Wire or floral wire
  • Scissors or wire cutters
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks


  1. Prepare Your Wreath Base:
    • If you’re using a plain wreath base (grapevine, foam, or wire), make sure it’s clean and free of any dust. If you have time, you can also spray paint it in a festive color.
  2. Arrange Greenery:
    • Trim your greenery into smaller, manageable pieces. Arrange the greenery around the wreath base, securing each piece with wire or floral wire. Overlapping the branches gives the wreath a full and lush appearance.
  3. Add Ornaments and Pinecones:
    • Insert ornaments, pinecones, or other embellishments into the greenery. Secure them in place with wire or hot glue. This step adds a festive touch and can help cover any gaps in the greenery.
  4. Create a Bow:
    • Make a bow using ribbon in a color that complements your wreath. You can create a simple bow by looping the ribbon and securing it in the center with wire. Attach the bow to the wreath with wire or hot glue.
  5. Attach Additional Embellishments:
    • If you have any additional decorations like small bells, faux berries, or holly, attach them to the wreath. Distribute them evenly for a balanced look.
  6. Secure and Trim:
    • Make sure all elements are securely attached to the wreath. Trim any excess wire or branches as needed.
  7. Hang Your Wreath:
    • Use a festive ribbon or wire to create a loop for hanging at the top of the wreath. Adjust the length based on where you plan to hang it.
  8. Optional: Personalize Your Wreath:
    • Add a personalized touch by incorporating small ornaments or decorations that hold special meaning to you and your family.
  9. Inspect and Make Adjustments:
    • Step back and inspect your wreath. Make any necessary adjustments to ensure it looks balanced and visually appealing.

Remember, the beauty of a handmade wreath lies in its imperfections and the personal touch you bring to it. Enjoy the process, and have fun creating a festive decoration for your home! —Vita Daily


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