How to Make a Fresh Christmas Wreath

Do you love the scent of fresh greens as Christmas? We do!  I love adding a fresh green wreath each year to my front door.  It’s a great way of welcoming holiday guests. It’s a feast for the eyes and well as the nose. Would you like to learn how to make your own Fresh Green Christmas Wreath?

Ok, I have a confession to make, I struggle with the mess of the pine needles in my home. 😩 Don’t get me wrong, I love the look and the fantastic aroma, but the mess every time the tree is bumped, needles falling to the floor. It’s just too much for me to deal with.

We have had an artificial tree for too many years to count, but I still enjoy incorporating some fresh greenery in a few places and the front door is a great place to start.

A DIY fresh Christmas wreath may look a little intimidating, but trust me it’s easier than you think. 😃

Fresh Christmas Wreath: Supply List

You just need a few supplies to create a festive fresh green Christmas wreath. Many of these supplies you may already have on hand.

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  1. wire wreath form (don’t skimp here, you will want a sturdy form than can hold the weight of the fresh greenery) This is not the time to pick one up from the dollar store!
  2. fresh greenery – These can be clipped from your yard or from a neighbor. (just ask first 😂 ) You can also try picking up the extra clippings at a Christmas tree lot. I love to use boughs from a Juniper tree. I love the grey blue hue as well as the blue berries. It is soft and easy on your hands as well. I get mine from my dad’s house. They need a little trimming each year anyway. 😉 There are many options from cedar, pine and even boxwood. Any type of evergreen boughs will work.
  3. pruning sheers
  4. wire – I prefer the green paddle wire because it is easier to work with.
  5. wire cutters
  6. Ribbon or picks for embellishing – optional

We have created a short video tutorial, so you can see how quick and easy it is to make your own fresh green Christmas wreath. It can be completed in less than 15 minutes.

This is very budget friendly too, I purchased my initial wreath form for less than $5 and I just reuse it year after year. The greenery is free, I just purchase some ribbon and embellishments.

Fresh Christmas Wreath: Step 1 Attaching the Wire

Begin by securing the wire to the wreath form. Simply twist the wire together, securing it at one of the crossbars.

Fresh Christmas Wreath: Step 2 Attaching Greenery

Select one of the pieces of greenery and lay it on the wreath form. Then begin wrapping the paddle wire around the greenery 2 to 3 times securing it to the form. I keep my greenery around 12″ long, but you may need some smaller pieces for filling in areas as well. I have a pile of greenery already cut as I begin to attach it to the form.

Then select another piece of greenery and attach it in the same way. I keep one continuous strand of wire wrapping the entire wreath. This way at the end of the season, I can simple clip the wire in one place and it will all unwind. I then can discard the boughs and store my wire frame for the next year.

Continue adding the fresh greenery until it meets up with where you began.

To complete the wreath, the last few stems of greenery will get tucked in behind the first piece that was secured. Lift up the wreath and take a look and see if you need to fill in any areas with additional greenery.

Fresh Christmas Wreath: Step 3 Securing the Wire

After the last few pieces of the fresh greenery are secured into place, flip the wreath over with the back side facing you. Clip the wire leaving a piece that is about 12″ long.

Secure the wire, by placing the end of the wire under one of the wires that is wrapped around the wreath form, pull tight. Do this 3 or 4 times, securing it in place.

I also wrap the wire a few times around the wire frame in the same way. When secure, clip off the remaining wire with wire cutters and discard it.

Fresh Christmas Wreath: Step 4 Attaching the Bow and Embellishments

Attach a bow with a piece of wire, securing it to the back side. Then if desired add some Christmas picks. I chose to add 3 velvet poinsettia picks to my wreath this year.

Now  you can sit back and admire your beautiful festive fresh green Christmas wreath.

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