How to make beautiful fresh Christmas wreath with long lasting evergreens! Easy DIY natural Xmas decor & crafts with real pine & spruce branches!
Do you love the smell of cedar, pine, spruce and redwood? This DIY fresh Christmas wreath is something anyone can make in less than an hour using natural evergreen cuttings of conifers and berries!
How long will a natural & real Christmas wreath last?With the cooler temperature outside and a little bit of mist, rain or snow, this long lasting live Xmas wreath will stay fresh for days or even weeks! All you need are some fresh evergreen cuttings, and a few simple materials to make this DIY fresh Christmas wreath for this holiday season!
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Check out the video tutorial or skip to step by step written tutorial below
Step 1: Gather materials and greenery to make fresh Christmas wreath.
Evergreen branches: different kinds of conifers with foliage color variations such as bright green, blue green, yellow green, etc. Spruce, cedar and boxwood are longer lasting than pine and fir.
Our easy DIY kitchen cabinet wreath was made with cedar branches (tutorial here) and it lasted over 4 weeks!
You will also need some cuttings of bright colored berries in winter, such as Holly, Beautyberry, Pyracantha, California Toyon etc.
Step 2: add evergreen branches to DIY fresh Christmas wreath frame
Take an 18 inch wire wreath frame and “weave” a piece of conifer branch about 18″ to 24″ long through it.
The branch is held securely by the wire frame without the need for any florist wire.
Continue “weaving” more branches through the wire wreath frame, tucking the end of each branch under the foliage of the adjacent one.
You will need 6-8 branches to complete the circle.
Now it’s time to add colorful accents to decorate our natural Christmas wreath.
Step 3: add colorful berries to the DIY Christmas wreath.
Since it is a fresh Christmas wreath, we are using red berries and blue spruce, which reminds me of ice and snow.
Blue spruce is quite prickly, so be careful! Wear gloves if you need to.
Tie a berry branch and a blue spruce branch into a bundle using natural jute twine.
Tie the bundle to the wire frame.
Jute twine has a natural look that blends with the fresh cuttings. You can have the jute twine showing, or tuck it under the conifer foliage.
Continue with more bundles until you are happy with the look.
I used six bundles in this wreath.
Final touches and variations:
When you finish, step back and look at the wreath: is there any part that seems out of balance?
If some of the branches extend out too much, use jute twine to hold them in a bit.
You can also add fun touches such as ribbons or ornaments.
Don’t have a wreath form? Here is a super easy way to make wreaths without a wire frame!
Evergreen branches can also be used to make beautiful gift wrap! Check out 16 amazing gift wrapping hacks here-
Another easy holiday decor DIY: giant 3D snow flakes from a few sheets of paper!