14 DIY Winter Wreaths to Make Your Home More Festive

Several of these will enhance your home in any season.

Herb Wreaths
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In the depths of winter, we all need a little extra pizazz—whether it's something festive for the front door or a touch of green inside your home. These charming DIY winter wreaths will be a festive addition to your Christmas decor, but will still look perfect in January or February—or if your family doesn't celebrate Christmas.

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Bird and Nature Wreath

Bird Nature Wreath
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Check out the faux foliage at your local craft store for inspiration. This pretty DIY winter wreath features birds, feathers, and faux pussy willows tucked into a pinecone wreath, creating a pretty decoration that takes you into early spring.

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Pom Pom Wreath

Winter WREATH with multi-colored Pom Poms.
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This DIY wreath idea is seasonless—just choose the perfect color combo of pom poms to match the rest of your decor, then hot glue them to a wreath base.

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Gold Leaf Wreath

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Photo: Bryan Gardner; Floral Styling: Livia Cetti

A can of metallic spray paint is all it takes to transform a classic magnolia-leaf wreath into a showstopper. Pluck out a few leaves, coat them in shimmery copper, and—once they're dry—disperse them throughout. Add a long bow for more impact.

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Herb Wreath

Herb Wreaths

Easy, great-smelling, and functional, this simple DIY wreath might be your new decorating go-to year after year. All you need is a wreath frame, fresh herbs, floral wire, and ribbon, but the final result looks like a million bucks.

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Snow-Dusted Pinecone Wreath

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Photo: Bryan Gardner; Floral Styling: Livia Cetti

Start with a white-washed pinecone wreath, then give it a little extra dimension by attaching unpainted cones (use hot glue or floral wire to attach). Sprigs of red berries provide a burst of color.

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Flower and Fruit Wreath

DIY Christmas wreaths - Fruit and flowers wreath
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Amaryllis, pomegranates, and tiny orchids come together for a magnificent special-occasion wreath that's easier to make than it looks—perfect for a big, splashy greeting at your holiday party. You'll take a branch wreath frame, fresh pomegranates, evergreen branches, blooms, and orchids. Connect all the pieces with floral wire.

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Citrus Wreath

DIY Christmas wreaths - Citrus wreath
Ditte Isager

Instead of the traditional evergreen, try a homemade wreath of citrus fruits. Start with a circular piece of florist's foam, then use wooden florist's picks to secure large items, such as oranges, first. Continue with smaller fruit―kumquats, clementines, limes. Tie with a thick velvet ribbon.

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Feather and Foliage Wreath

Christmas Wreath Ideas: Textured & Vibrant
Photo: Bryan Gardner; Floral styling: Livia Cetti

Incorporate dried eucalyptus, feathers, and other foliage to create a wild and wonderful display on a faux wreath. With dried or artificial pieces, this can become a DIY wreath you pull out year after year.

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Succulent Wreath

DIY Christmas wreaths - Succulent wreath
Nigel Cox

This all-green wreath is made from scratch, but you can also start with a store-bought wreath and add succulents. A smaller version makes a beautiful centerpiece placed on the table, with votives in the center.

Start with a wire wreath frame and add spruce, olive, eucalyptus, manzanita, and Berzelia branches. Finish with echeveria succulents for a gorgeous living wreath. Follow our complete DIY guide for making a fresh succulent wreath, including a video and step-by-step instructions.

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White Winter Wreath

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Ditte Isager

With a bit of spray paint, you can transform a wreath into something befitting a winter wonderland. Pick up a generic wreath (we used a pinecone option) and spray paint it at home. (You may want to do a few coats to make sure everything is covered.) If desired, tuck in a few colorful accents for contrast.

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Everlasting Floral Wreath

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Photo: Bryan Gardner; Floral Styling: Livia Cetti

Decorate a eucalyptus wreath with paper flowers. They'll never die—or even wilt—so you'll have a long-lasting, year-round wreath. Stick with one color palette to keep it cohesive, or mix it up for a more festive look.

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Star Gazer Wreath

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Photo: Bryan Gardner; Floral Styling: Livia Cetti

Start with a boxwood wreath and attach shiny celestial cutouts. (You can make your own or buy them at a craft store.) A small-to-large arrangement across the lower two-thirds of the wreath gives the impression of shooting stars.

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Earthy Organic Wreath

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Photo: Bryan Gardner; Floral Styling: Livia Cetti

Dress up a grapevine wreath base with rose hips, real flowers, and fresh fruit. (This wreath won't last forever, so plan to make it just before you expect visitors or have a nice family meal planned.) Go with botanicals that dry nicely, like hydrangeas and amaranthus, and include a few small quinces.

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Boho Wreath

DIY Christmas wreath ideas - succulent airplant wreath
Wreath: Bryan Gardner; Door: Getty Images

Group a few succulents asymmetrically around an artificial (or real!) wreath for a modern effect.

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