Make your own Christmas wreath this year!
‘Tis the season for showing off your crafty skills with the help of these inspiring Christmas wreath ideas!
If there’s one must-make project for the festive season, it’s got to be a Christmas wreath!
Whether you’re a skilled crafter, or a beginner looking to be more sustainable, there’s loads of different types of wreaths you can make to suit you. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Christmas wreath ideas to inspire you. Pop on some festive music, grab a cup of hot choc and star making your own wreath.
P.S. If you're not a massive fan of Christmas but still fancy some fab door decor, take a look at our list of Winter wreath ideas.
10 DIY Christmas wreath ideas
1. Start with our classic Christmas wreath tutorial
Best for every type of home
When it comes to Christmas wreath ideas, we've got to start with an iconic winter foliage wreath. We've teamed up with The Flower Appreciation Society to bring you a full step-by-step tutorial. We’ve also created a video guide to help get your foliage wreath looking perfect.
- Try the How to make a Christmas Wreath Tutorial from Gathered
2. Try our felt Christmas wreath
Best for folk art craft fans
If you want your winter wreath to have more of a traditional arts and crafts feel, then stitch this adorable wreath by Laura Howard. This partridge in a pear tree wreath features sparkly sequins and metallic thread which make it feel extra Christmassy. That scalloped design finishes it off nicely!
- Check out the Felt Christmas wreath tutorial from Gathered
3. Make your own bauble wreath
Best for super-festive vibes!
You know the deal - every year you dig out last year's Christmas baubles from the attic, and half of them are broke! Why not use those baubles (or any left over after decorating your tree) to make this super-Christmassy bauble wreath? We’ve even got a handy video tutorial to help you out.
- Have a go at the How to make a bauble wreath tutorial from Gathered
4. Crochet your own Christmas wreath
Best for crochet addicts
What happens when you combine Christmas with crochet? This gorgeous (and slightly kitsch) crochet wreath. Complete with candy canes, mistletoe, pompoms and of course a festive bow, your whole neighbourhood will know who the resident crochet expert is!
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- Try the Free crochet Christmas wreath pattern from Gathered
5. Knit a fun Christmas character wreath
Best for knitters (kids will love it too)
Seeing as we’ve had a crochet wreath, it’s only fair that we include a knitted one too! This adorable design sees Santa, Rudolf and a Snowman chilling on a wreath - it even has knitted baubles and bunting too!
Top tip – try attaching the characters with safety pins or tying them on with a knot that you can easily undo afterwards.You know that kids are going to want to play with those characters!
- Make this Free Christmas wreath knitting pattern from Gathered
Make your garden a winter wonderlandWhy just stop at decorating your door for Christmas? We’ve found 15 fab outdoor Christmas decoration projects for you to try!
6. Get crafty with card and try our Poinsettia wreath
Best for papercrafters
There’s no Christmas plant that’s more iconic than the poinsettia (OK so maybe mistletoe or holly). In this fab tutorial we create these gorgeous festive flowers with coloured card. Show off your papercraft skills and craft your own poinestta wreath. Best part? No watering required!
- Everyone should try the Poinsettia Wreath tutorial from Gathered
7. Make a wreath that’s also an advent calendar
Best for making for a loved one
If you’re a keen knitter and want to make a special gift this Christmas wreath is perfect. It doubles up as an advent calendar too!
The knitted bells are attached with snap fasteners so can be taken off the wreath each day. Plus the bells are the perfect size for storing chocolates! It’s a Christmas wreath win-win.
- Treat a loved one with this Advent calendar wreath knitting pattern from Gathered
8. Get clever with fabric folding
Best for pro patchworkers
When it comes to making wreaths, we all secretly want to show off a bit. It’s on your front door after all. Impress your friends and neighbours with this amazing patchwork wreath. It combines fabric patchwork with origami techniques, to create a super-intricate geometric pattern.
- Go bold and try the Christmas patchwork wreath tutorial from Gathered
9. Make a plaited wreath with basic sewing skills
Best for fabric fans
Maybe you’ve got various bits of fabric in your stash that you don’t know what to do with? Or maybe you’re just a bit obsessed with Christmas fabrics. Either way, it’s super-easy to transform them into this plaited fabric wreath.
It requires some very basic sewing skills, plus a bit of patience while you do the stuffing and plaiting parts. Even if you don’t have loads of festive fabrics, you can always just use those classic Christmas colours – red, green and gold
- Check out the How to make a fabric wreath tutorial from Gathered
10. Make a mini wreath cross stitch decoration
Best for quick crafters
Enjoy a bit of quick craft time with this sweet mini cross stitch wreath decoration. The pattern includes instructions on how to make it into a decoration for your tree, but the possibilities are endless. Attach it to a homemade Christmas card, or customise a Christmas jumper with it (we show you how to add cross stitch to clothes here on Gathered).
- Quickly make this Free Christmas wreath cross stitch pattern from Gathered
What other things can I craft for Christmas?
Now that you’ve found your perfect craft wreath, why stop there? You don’t need to be an expert to get crafty at Christmas.
Start small by making your own Christmas cards. Then work your way up to wrapping your pressies in fabric rather than paper. Or wave goodbye to non-recyclable tinsel by making your own festive garlands! These projects are small, easy to craft and great for the planet.
Get started on your next Christmas decor project
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Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.