Make a Fresh Christmas Wreath in 20 Minutes

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!

make beautiful fresh Christmas wreath with long lasting evergreens

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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Step 1: Gather materials and greenery to make fresh Christmas wreath.

A 12 to 18 inch wire wreath frame and some natural jute twine.

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.

Easy DIY Christmas kitchen cabinet wreath with real greenery

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

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.

weaving more branches through the wire wreath frame

Continue “weaving” more branches through the wire wreath frame, tucking the end of each branch under the foliage of the adjacent one.

conifer evergreen branches on Christmas wreath frame

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.

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.

decorate fresh CHristmas wreath with using red berries and blue spruce

Tie a berry branch and a blue spruce branch into a bundle using natural jute twine.

Tie the bundle to the wire frame.

How to make beautiful fresh Christmas wreath with long lasting evergreens! Easy DIY natural Xmas decor & crafts with real pine & spruce branches!

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.

DIY beautiful natural Christmas wreath with real branches

Continue with more bundles until you are happy with the look.

I used six bundles in this wreath.

Final touches and variations:

make natural Xmas wreath with real pine & spruce branches

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.

fresh Christmas wreath with colorful  red berries

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!

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Another easy holiday decor DIY:  giant 3D snow flakes from a few sheets of paper!

Make giant lighted snowflake pendants from paper bags or white paper.

Happy creating!

14 Comments

  1. I made 2 wreathes this fall with silvery-green weeds that grew up to 5′ tall using my laundry basket; I didn’t even cut it down. They dried in the sunshine and I added silk flowers; they were lovely!

  2. This is so very pretty and you make it look so easy. I’ve been wanting to add something to our back door since you can see it from one of the streets in our neighborhood, this might be perfect for that space.

  3. This came out gorgeous! I have been wanting to make a real wreath for years and this has me convinced now that this year is the year!

  4. Ananda… I love this idea and I think i will try to do one …Il will post joy in m heart and hope in tomorrow…Time Christsmas is time peace and silence beauty..

    Have a nice december…

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