With a chill in the air and the snow falling outside, it’s time to decorate for the holiday season. Luckily, we have just the thing to make your home merry and bright.
This bountiful wreath uses faux pine branches and rich red artificial roses to create a classic holiday look. It’s a beautiful statement piece that can bring cheer to your mantle or front door. And since the flowers and greenery never wilt, you can easily store and reuse your wreath for Christmases yet to come.
The best part? You can make it in only three easy steps! Keep reading to discover how to make this timeless holiday wreath for yourself.
What You Will Need to Make a DIY Christmas Flower Wreath
To make this wreath, you’ll need:
- 1 prepared wreath base - approximately 23” diameter
- Faux Pine Branches or other artificial greenery of choice
- Large, Medium, and Small Faux Roses - (3.5" velvet rose, 3" foam rose, 1.5" foam rosebud)
- Faux pinecones, golden balls, mini bells, or other accents
- Wire cutters
- Hot glue
- Christmas Spirit
While we chose rich red roses for a classical Christmas look, you can easily customize your palette with roses from one of our 56 color options. Additionally, you can use a designer flower box from our Christmas wedding collection, which features beautiful poinsettias and other winter flowers for variety. It all depends on what look you’d like to capture for your wreath.
While this design looks stunning as Christmas decor, it would also help you bring cheer to a holiday wedding ceremony.
How to Make a DIY Christmas Flower Wreath
Step 1. Make the Greenery Base
Begin by inserting the pine branches into the wreath one by one, using hot glue to secure each cutting. Insert the branches in a circular direction until they fill the entire base.
Step 2. Insert Flowers
Now, let’s bring color to our design with vibrant and Christmasy flowers!
Take a rose, trim the stem in half, and dab the end with hot glue. Insert your flower in one of the gaps between the greenery. Repeat the process for each of your roses, inserting them in a circular direction the same way you did the pine branches.
Randomly alternate large, medium, and small roses to add variety and contrast to the design. If you’re using more than one type of flower, alternate your flower types as well.
Step 3. Add Details
We’re nearly done. Let’s add some finishing touches to make the wreath truly stand out.
Grab small accent pieces such as faux pine cones, golden baubles, and mini Christmas bells, then hot glue them onto your wreath at random points. Concentrate your accents near flowers that you’d like to emphasize to draw the eye. Now is your time to customize your wreath to your heart’s content, so feel free to experiment.
Tip: Try weaving battery-powered LED lights throughout your wreath for a magical glowing effect.
And we’re done! Your beautiful new Christmas wreath is now ready to hang in your home and bring you joy throughout the season.
To elevate your seasonal decor even more, try pairing it with a premade design from our Christmas wedding collection, like an evergreen garland for your mantlepiece. Though they’re designed for holiday weddings, they can easily double as elegant and luxurious home decor.
If you try this wreath, feel free to tag @lingsmoment on Instagram and show us how you transform your home, or your wedding ceremony, for the season!
What does a floral wreath symbolize?
Floral wreaths date back to the time of the Ancient Egyptians. In cultures all across the world, floral wreaths are symbols of celebration and signs of affection. For example, people in ancient Greece often hung wreaths on their lovers’ doors, while people in the Italian Renaissance even wore them as accessories on festive occasions.
In the modern world, we most commonly associate wreaths with the holiday season, but their significance to young lovers in the past also makes them wonderful decor for Christmas weddings.
How much is a Christmas wreath?
The cost of a wreath will depend on a few key factors — like your desired size, the type of flowers and greenery, and any extra embellishments included.
As an example, you can find a 12-inch wreath in our Christmas Wedding collection for $99.99. It features a lush base of grapevine branches accented with deep red roses, along with embellishments like flocked pine needles and holly berries to capture a romantic, wintery vibe.
Is it cheaper to make your own Christmas wreath?
It can be! When you purchase a pre-made wreath from the store, you’re paying someone else to arrange it for you. But by making your own wreath, you only need to pay for the cost of your DIY materials.
For instance, you can get a box of our 3-inch foam roses in red for as little as $ 13.99. On their own, they could easily provide enough flowers to help you decorate a smaller wreath. But even if you have a larger design in mind, multiple boxes could still cost less than a pre-made option — and you’ll enjoy the fun of making it yourself.