DIY Christmas Wreath with Fresh Greenery

Mix fresh boxwood, cedar, and juniper for a cheery DIY Christmas Wreath to hang on your front door this holiday season! Tutorial below!

DIY Christmas wreath with fresh mixed greenery, including boxwood, cedar, and juniper hang on front door with plaid bow.

Walking up the front steps to a house with a fresh greenery wreath is one of the magical parts of Christmas. There is the intoxicating scent of evergreen… the vibrant color…the cheery bow. It creates such a warm Christmas greeting!

Make this magic part of your curb appeal by creating your own DIY Christmas wreath using fresh greenery. With just a few low cost materials you can make your own wreath in a couple of steps. Let me show you how!

DIY Christmas Wreath Materials

DIY Christmas wreath tutorial - materials

  1. 14 inch Wire Wreath Frame (affiliate link)

  2. Green Floral Wire – 22 or 24 gauge (affiliate link)

  3. 1 pound bunches of cedar, juniper, and boxwood (2 pound bundles $8, boxwood foraged from my yard)

  4. Clippers

  5. Pretty Ribbon

Steps to Make Wreath

Step 1: Cut greenery in 5 – 6 inch sections. Be mindful of where you cut so that the ends look pretty. Try to cut at the fork of the branches.

Step 2: Secure floral wire to wreath frame at top of circle. Wrap wire around one ring and twist ends until tight.

DIY Christmas wreath tutorial - secure wire to wreath frame

DIY Christmas wreath tutorial - hand of greenery

Step 3: Gather fan shaped hand of greenery mixing cedar, boxwood, and juniper stems.

Step 4: Place hand of greenery down on wreath frame.

DIY Christmas wreath tutorial - laying hand of greenery on frame

DIY Christmas wreath tutorial - securing greenery to frame by wrapping wire around stems

Step 5: Wrap floral wire around base of stems and frame 5 or 6 times to secure. Create a new hand and repeat, overlapping top of next hand on stems of last. Move all the way around the ring going in one direction.

Holly Wreath Video

Two years ago I made fresh holly wreaths and filmed the process.

The wire wrapping method and wreath frame are the same for the holly wreath and the fresh greenery. Check out this video for more details on making your own DIY Christmas Wreath!

To create a hand of greenery:

Layer first boxwood sprigs then cedar and finally juniper. Hold the sprigs between your fingers and thumb, spreading them out at the upper end to create a fan shape. As you layer your greenery fill in gaps to make each hand full.

To finish the DIY Christmas Wreath

Once you have filled in the entire wreath frame with your greenery, wrap the stems and leave the spool to the back of the wreath. Flip the wreath over.

Cut the wire off leaving a 3 to 4 inch tail. Wrap this last bit of wire around the top ring and your finger to create a loop. Twist the end around the base of the loop to close.

Tie a pretty bow on your fresh greenery wreath and hang it up on your front door to enjoy!

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  1. Virginia on December 14, 2018 at 11:04 am

    What an awesome post!! I am totally saving this for later. I love how it turned out. The mix of greens is so beautiful!

    Virginia | More to Mrs. E

    • Katherine on December 15, 2018 at 8:53 am

      Oh! I’m so glad you found it useful.If you try to make one and have questions, don’t hesitate to let me know! Merry Christmas!

  2. Ruth on December 16, 2018 at 12:32 am

    This is such a great wreath! i love the different types of greenery you used!

    • Katherine on December 17, 2018 at 6:04 am

      Thank you Ruth! Me too. I love to mix juniper in to a holiday wreath it smells so good and the berries add a unique touch!

  3. Nicole of What Nicole Wore on December 17, 2018 at 3:19 am

    The ribbon you chose is so pretty! I just pinned this so I can try it out next year.

    • Katherine on December 17, 2018 at 6:01 am

      I am obsessed with this ribbon! It is the perfect plaid, and it ties really beautifully. Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Kathryn Griffin on December 17, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    This is such a pretty wreath! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s bash: Have a beautiful week ahead! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    • Katherine on December 19, 2018 at 7:13 am

      Thank you Kathryn! I really appreciate it, and I am glad you like the wreath.

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