Wreaths are a fabulous way to dress up your entryway or front door. However, they tend to come with hefty price tags. But don’t despair, with a little bit of DIY you can whip up a budget-friendly holiday wreath for every season. Whether you gravitate toward flowers or prefer something a little less traditional, we’ve got some inspiration for you.
Budget-Friendly DIY Holiday Wreaths for All Seasons
How to Make a Wreath
There are many ways to make a wreath. Of course, you’ll need to choose a wreath form to start. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials like wire, grapevine, styrofoam, and straw. You can also make your own out of pool noodles, hangers, or cardboard. The type of wreath you’re making will determine what kind of frame you’ll need. As for the coverings and the specific how to's, well, there is an infinite number of seasonal options.
Let’s take a peek at a few.
Sandwich Bag Winter Wreath
Here’s a fun winter wreath that anyone can make. If you can tie a knot, you can have this iridescent beauty whipped up in no time. To start, make a wreath form from an old wire hanger by stretching it into a circle. Next, knot sandwich bags onto the hanger until the wreath is super full. Lastly, adorn the wreath with a large bow and, if you wish, add a snowflake or two. Hanging this one on the door is simple since it comes with its own hook. How handy!
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Winter Bicycle Rim Wreath
Sometimes a wreath form isn’t necessary at all. The upcycled bicycle rim is already round. If your rim is rusty, give it a coat of spray paint to liven it up. When the paint is dry you can decorate it with snowflakes, evergreens, pinecones, or even a sign that says “Welcome Winter”. Attach your treasures with hot glue or floral wire, keeping in mind that wire is easier to remove if you think you may want to swap out the accessories seasonally.
See post: Melanie|Bicycle Rim Winter Wreath
Winter Yarn Wreath
Yarn wreaths are easy to make and they’re the perfect ode to old man winter. Thick, white, fluffy yarn will create a luxuriously cozy wreath against the backdrop of snow. A large round wreath form, like a pool noodle, will enhance the softness. To begin, grab one end of the yarn and hot glue it to the noodle. Then wrap the wreath with the yarn in a single layer until you’ve made it all the way around and the form is completely covered. Secure the end again with a dab of hot glue. You can make a bow and hang it on the top or bottom of your wreath, or not. The design is up to you.
Do you have a sports fan in your home? While it’s a bit more complicated than your standard floral wreath, a baseball wreath is still a doable DIY. Hometalker Jennifer Allwood used one section of a wire wreath frame to build her own. She drilled holes through the baseballs and thread them onto the wire. Accent yours with your team’s colors and you’re ready to play ball!
Spring Peep Wreath
If you’d like to decorate your door for Easter, why not do it with a Marshmallow Peep wreath. Peeps are colorful and come in character shapes that look as sweet as they taste. To make sure your wreath lasts throughout the entire season, spray the Peeps with a clear coat. Next hot glue Easter grass onto a round wreath form. When the Peeps are dry, hot glue them on, tucking them into the grass. Add a bow and a wreath hanger and you’re all set to welcome Peter Cottontail.
Spring Tulip Wreath
Tulips are the harbinger of spring, so it’s only fitting that they’d look wonderful welcoming guests. To make this wreath, poke tulips stems into a grapevine until they’re secure. Continue this process until the entire wreath is fully covered in tulips. If you feel that some of the stems are loose, you can add a few drops of hot glue to keep them in place, especially if your wreath will be on an unprotected exterior door. You wouldn’t want those pretty flowers to blow away.
Burlap Pool Noodle Wreath
Ah, summer! Welcome the season with a burst of bright color by making a burlap pool noodle wreath. Instead of spending money on an expensive wreath form, cut a pool noodle to your desired size, bend it into a circle, and duct tape it in place. Next, hot glue one end of a burlap ribbon to the noodle and start wrapping. When the noodle is covered, cut the burlap and glue the end down. Add flowers to the entire wreath, or just to a portion of it, with glue and summer will be blooming on your front door.
Flip Flop Wreath
This flip flop wreath is another colorful and inexpensive way to decorate for summer. Simply anchor a rainbow of dollar store flip flops on a cardboard frame with hot glue. To hide the cardboard, add a large floral ribbon to the center of the wreath. Hang it up by threading a cute ribbon through the toe piece of one of the flip flops. Pool party anyone?
See post: Pam Hoepner|Summer Flip Flop Wreath
Red White and Blue Bandana Wreath
Celebrate the Fourth of July in style with a red, white and blue bandana flag wreath. To make this patriotic accessory, fold the bandanas in long strips, wrap them around the wreath form, and secure them with a wire. Glue on a few foam stars and you’re ready to hoist that flag.
Welcome fall with an apple wreath. This sophisticated harvest wreath is easier than it looks. Cover a grapevine wreath with moss using a glue gun and then add a layer or two of red or green apples on top. Nestle the apples in the moss, in a bit of a haphazard fashion. Believe it or not, the less perfect it is the more professional it will look.
Spooky Halloween Wreath
Welcome trick or treaters to your home with this not so spooky Halloween wreath. It’s a very simple DIY, one that even the kids can help create. Start by wrapping a wreath form with a black ribbon of your choice, securing it with hot glue at the ends. To dress it up, add Halloween stickers to the wreath and top it off with a huge bow. Boo!
See post: Dorinda|Spooky Halloween Wreath
Harvest Rag Wreath
If you’re ready to give thanks, a rag wreath in fall patterned fabric might be exactly what you need to decorate for the Thanksgiving season. Begin by stretching a wire coat hanger into a circle shape, then tie strips of fabric around the wire until it’s fluffy and full. Add a burlap bow in a coordinating color and hang it up inside or out.
Mini Boxwood Wreaths
Mini boxwood wreaths are a classic way to decorate for the holidays. Hang them on the back of a chair, a kitchen cabinet, or group a few on a front door for a dash of Christmas spirit. To make your own, snip faux boxwood garland into small sections and tie them onto a sturdy wreath frame, like a hanger, with floral wire. One garland will make several mini wreaths or two to three larger ones. After all, you can’t have too much boxwood!
Chanukah Shalom Wreath
Decorate a plain grapevine wreath with blue and white touches to create an elegant Chanukah wreath. Spray the wreath form with white paint. When dry, add white glitter foam snowflakes and wooden letters painted blue in a sentiment of your choice, like Shalom. It’s a quick way to whip up a custom wreath that you’ll want to leave up all winter long.
See post: FrugElegance|Chanukah "Shalom" Wreath
Pool noodles in the winter? You bet! Loop one to make a large circle and duct tape it closed. Then grab your hot glue gun and enough dollar store ornaments to cover the entire form. It’s a quick, lightweight way to add a little bit of sparkle to your holiday, and since the pool noodle is big, this wreath looks great above garage doors or on the side of the house. Ho Ho Ho!
See post: Amanda C, Hometalk Team|Ornament Wreath
As you can see, it’s easy to create seasonal wreaths for the holidays once you get the hang of it. All it takes is a circular form, a little bit of glue, some wire and ribbon, and a lot of imagination. You can decorate that door with more than just flowers and you don’t have to break the bank to do it.
Looking for more creative seasonal wreath ideas? Check out Hometalk, we’ve got tons!
Written for the Hometalk community by: Kim | Exquisitely Unremarkable