Learn How to Make 3 Coordinating Designer Winter Woodland Themed Holiday Wreaths
Hello Sweet Friends!
Today I received an unexpected, and very Happy Birthday surprise…
I made the cover of a magazine! Well not me per se, but one of the wreaths I created for an article made the cover! And since the surprise happened on my actual birthday that made the day even sweeter!
A little backstory to help put some context to the story…
In mid October a local magazine, Cross Timbers Lifestyle reached out to me to see if I would create a few Christmas wreaths for their upcoming December issue. Luckily, I was given free reign to create whatever my heart desired, so I decided to create three nature-inspired woodland themed Christmas wreaths. And much to surprise, my traditional Elegant Winter Woodland Christmas Wreath made the cover, as shown above. Happy Birthday to Me!
Nature-Inspired Christmas Wreaths
Elegant Winter Woodland Christmas Wreath Closeup
This Elegant Winter Woodland Christmas wreath was so easy to make. Seriously easy breezy! And, it’s affordable too!
I love how this wreath and the other wreaths came out, so it’s hard to pick a favorite because I love them all.
A couple of my favorite things about this wreath is that you could leave it up all winter since the colors are considered neutral. I also love the artistic freestyle of it too. It’s elegant without being stuffy, and it will fit in with any decor style.
Material List for Elegant Winter Woodland Christmas Wreath
Here’s the list of materials I used to create the Elegant Winter Woodland Christmas Wreath:
- One 24″ – Faux Pine Wreath
- Three Stems of Silver Eucalyptus
- Three Stems of Spiral Eucalyptus
- Five Miniature Pinecone Picks
- Two Small Glitter Pine Bushes
- 1 Stem Each of Green and Gold Berry Picks
- Eight Shatterproof Christmas Ball Ornaments
Tips to Making The Elegant Winter Woodland Christmas Wreath
Tip #1: To help decide on the size you’ll need, I suggest first determining where you plan to hang wreath because that will dictate the size needed. I chose a 24″ faux pine wreath because I’ll be hanging it on my interior backdoor that’s 36″ wide.
Tip #2: Cut eucalyptus stems, glitter pine bushes, and berry picks into various lengths.
Tip #3: Determine the placement of items before affixing them to wreath. Once you’ve achieved the desired look, hot glue and/or wire items onto wreath. And voila, you’re done! Easy peasy!
Additional Christmas Wreaths That Are Sure To Delight
The other wreaths I made for the magazine article were a Christmas Ball Wreath and Boho-Inspired Christmas Hoop Wreath. Either wreath will fit in any type of decor style, and will pair nicely with other wreaths or holiday decor.
The Nostalgia of The Christmas Ball Ornament Wreath
The Christmas Ball Ornament Wreath holds a very special place in my heart and memories, as it reminds me of my beloved grandma. A few years back I rediscovered them, and fell in love all over again. And I think you will too, especially once you learn how easy they are to make!
Material List for Christmas Ball Ornament Wreath
Here’s the list of materials I used to create the Christmas Ball Ornament Wreath:
- 16″ Floral Foam Wreath Base
- 2″ Gold Ribbon
- 1 Pipe Cleaner
- Various Size Ball Ornaments. **Note: I recommend shatterproof**
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
Tips To Making A Christmas Ball Ornament Wreath
Tip #1: Use shatterproof ornaments and determine color or color assortment based on your holiday decor color palette. You could use glass ball ornaments, but since accidents can (and do) happen, shatterproof ornaments can withstand mishaps.
Tip #2: Determine where you plan to hang wreath. If hanging on a front door, wall, or mirror, I recommend using a 16″-18″ floral foam wreath form. You could also use smaller wreath forms, but I personally feel that the 16″-18″ forms produce prettier ball wreaths because you’re able to use an assortment of various size ball ornaments. Keep in mind that the finished size will be approximately 4″-5″ wider than wreath form once the balls are added, so be sure to take that into consideration when determining form size.
Tip #3: I cover my wreath form in ribbon that coordinates with the Christmas ball ornaments. I do this for a couple of reasons. The first reason is so the styrofoam form is covered, therefore protecting the foam and whatever it rubs up against. And the second reason is so that I can hang it on a glass door or mirror. The ribbon is a prettier reflection that green or white foam.
Tip #4: I do a rough layout of the inner and outer ring to determine color placement, and also so I’ll know how many will fit. These two rings are essentially the base to which all of the other Christmas balls will connect.
Tip #5: After doing the rough layout, start affixing the ball ornaments one at a time with hot glue. Once you have both inner and outer rings affixed to wreath form, begin added your next row. Repeat to desired fullness.
Tip 6: Fill empty spaces with smaller ball ornaments. I even used vase filler ornaments, as well as beaded garland that I’ve cut into individual pieces.
Tip #7: Decide the top of ornament wreath. Most oftentimes, I will do this at the beginning, after I’ve glued inner and outer rings. I typically twist 2-3 pipe cleaners together and wrap around the foam ring, being sure not to wrap too tightly, as this becomes the hanger for the wreath.
Tip #8: You can add a decorative bow, if you like, but it’s not necessary. I’ve hung wreath both ways – with and without bow – and love both looks.
Boho-Inspired Christmas Hoop Wreath
The Boho-Inspired Christmas Hoop Wreath was by far the easiest wreath ever to make! I purchased a pre-made hoop wreath that was already adorned with some greenery and white flowers, so all l I needed to do was to add some holiday embellishments – pine sprigs, pine cones, and Christmas ball ornaments and it was done. I think this one took all of about 5 minutes to make. How’s that for speedy!?
Designer Tip: If you wire on the extra embellishments, you can easily take them off at the end of the holiday season, and then reuse hoop wreath for a different holiday or season.
Would You Like to See How I’ve Used These in My Holiday Decor?
If you’d like to see how I’ve used these winter woodland wreaths in my Christmas decor you can see that here.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Thanks so much for stopping today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to make one (or all) of these easy & elegant D.I.Y. Christmas wreaths.
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