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A Step-by-Step Guide to Decorating Your Own Festive Wreath


The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to add a personalized touch to your home than by crafting your own festive wreath? Creating a holiday wreath not only brings a sense of accomplishment but also infuses your space with warmth and cheer. Follow these simple steps and/or watch our short clip below to embark on a delightful DIY wreath-making journey.


Step 1: Gather Your Materials
To get started, collect the materials you’ll need. Briggs has all you need to complete your gorgeous winter wreath.
From blank-slate wreaths, to holly berries, ribbons, pine cones, ornaments and much more! You can also forage in your backyard for elements like evergreen branches, pine cones, berries, and any other natural decorations that speak to your holiday spirit. You’ll want to make sure any purchased elements have a wire bottom, making it easy to tie around the wreath branches. Just add floral wire to any natural pieces to ensure it can be attached to your wreath. A pair of sturdy scissors or pruning shears is always good to have on-hand.

Step 2: Choose Your Theme

Before diving into the creative process, it may be helpful to choose a theme for your wreath. Whether it’s classic red and green, a winter wonderland theme with silver and blue accents, or a rustic but minimal woodland vibe, having a theme in mind will guide your material selection and design choices. Don’t have a theme? No worries! Let that freeform creativity fly!

Step 3: Preparing the Base

Using your blank wreath frame, position the wreath in front of you so that the grain of the wreath goes against your dominant hand. Here’s where you’ll add any extra greens to make your wreath look fuller. You can add pine, boxwood, even juniper makes a great touch!

Step 4: Add Decorative Elements

Now comes the fun part – decorating your wreath! Integrate pine cones, berries, ornaments, or any other festive elements you’ve purchased or collected. Experiment with placement until you achieve a balanced and visually appealing arrangement, making sure everything is snug and secure.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Enhance the festive charm of your wreath by adding colorful ribbons or bows. Whether you prefer a simple bow or a more intricate knot, let your creativity shine. Attach the ribbons strategically, ensuring they complement the overall design.


Step 6: Hang and Admire
Once you’re satisfied with your creation, find the perfect spot to showcase your handmade masterpiece. Hang it on your front door, above the fireplace, or as a centerpiece for your holiday table. Stand back, admire your work, and revel in the joy of having a unique and personalized holiday decoration.


Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a DIY novice, crafting your own wreath gives you the freedom to express your creativity and spread holiday cheer throughout your home. Happy crafting! 😊


Not feeling super inspired to create your own wreath? Did you know we can make you a custom wreath?
Head over to our Custom Holiday Wreaths page to learn more!