How to Make an Elegant Holiday Wreath

It takes just 20 minutes to create beautiful door decor that’ll last all season.

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Photo by Michaels Stores

This craft was originally developed by Michaels for Real Simple.

The easiest way to give your home a little holiday curb appeal? Festive door décor. A beautiful wreath doesn’t require ladders (like lights do), won’t take all day to craft (this one takes just 20 minutes), and can last all season (faux foliage means no extra TLC). This metallic version, complete with berries and a beautiful bow, strays from the traditional evergreen variety, but looks just as elegant—plus, it matches a wide range of home colors. (Traditionalists can stick to a more neutral color palette by choosing an unpainted grapevine wreath form instead.)

Put it up in time for the holiday party you're hosting (it’s even appropriate for Thanksgiving dinner), and then keep it up for the duration of the winter. Once the season comes to an end, you can carefully wrap it in tissue and store it somewhere safe for next year.

What you’ll need:

  • Grapevine wreath, like this one
  • Faux foliage bush with berries, like this one
  • Gold 24 gauge aluminum wire, like this one
  • Gold spray paint, like this one
  • 2.5mm gold cord ribbon, like this one
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Floral wire cutters

How-to

  1. Cut the stems off of the floral bush with a floral wire cutter.
  2. In a well-ventilated area, use the gold spray paint to fully coat the grapevine wreath form, as well as the berries and leaves. Let dry according to package instructions.
  3. Push the leaf stems into the grapevine wreath, focusing the arrangement on the top half of the wreath.
  4. Once you like the look of the wreath, hot glue the stems into the grapevine.
  5. Tie a ribbon to the top of the wreath as a hanger.