How to make a Christmas wreath from scratch

Christmas wreath making is a fun way to get into the festive spirit! Craft this beautiful winter wreath for your home with our workshop from the Flower Appreciation Society.

DIY Christmas wreath

A walk in the woods can provide nearly everything you need for your wreath. Your local florist can help with the rest!


You Will Need

  • Wire wreath frame
  • Floristry scissors or secateurs
  • Ribbon (of medium/large thickness)
  • Reel wire
  • Moss
  • A selection of hardy foliage and pine (a mix of different shades of greens and textures works really well – here we’ve used eucalyptus and bay)
  • A selection of decorations, We like to keep ours quite natural and green so we’ve used poppy heads, pine cones and nigella flower seed heads. You can also add cinnamon sticks, orange/lime slices, sprayed foliage or bells.

Step 1

DIY Christmas wreath step 1

Attach one end of the reel wire to your frame with a few twists.

Step 2

DIY Christmas wreath step 2

Secure bundles of bunched up moss to the frame by wrapping the reel wire around them. We use moss as it gives depth to the wreath – it will also provide moisture for the foliage you’ll be adding later.

Step 3

DIY Christmas wreath step 3

Continue adding bunches of moss until the whole frame is covered with an even distribution. Keep the reel wire attached to the wreath. Assemble small bundles of your mixed foliage and pine – it works best to keep larger bits of foliage and pine at the back of the bundle.

Step 4

DIY Christmas wreath step 4

Lay a bundle of foliage on the wreath and secure firmly using the reel wire. Add more bundles in the same direction, overlapping with the previous one.

Step 5

DIY Christmas wreath step 5

Continue adding bundles of leaves until the frame is evenly covered. Cut the reel wire, leaving enough to secure at the back by twisting it around itself.

Step 6

DIY Christmas wreath step 6

Attach a ribbon by doubling it around your wreath underneath the foliage, leaving it long enough to attach to your door. It’s a good idea to hold up the wreath and look at the shape before you decide where to attach the ribbon.

Step 7

DIY Christmas wreath step 7

Cut long lengths of reel wire to make ‘legs’ for your decorations (to attach them to the wreath). To do this, bend the wire in half and attach with a few twists around a suitable point on your decoration (such as the stem or around the pine cone).

Step 8

DIY Christmas wreath step 8

Attach the decorations at random intervals around the wreath by separating out the ‘legs’ of the wire and securing them at the back of the wreath with a few twists. Use the ribbon to hang your wreath on a door or suitable place and enjoy!


Flower Appreciation Society

This tutorial was created by Anna and Ellie of the Flower Appreciation Society. Follow them on Instagram @flowersociety