Looking for some inspiration? Check out these DIY wreath ideas and spark some creativity for your next decoration!
Sometimes all you need little inspiration to get your creativity flowing.
If you’re looking for some more detailed information on how to make wreaths, check out our other guides:
It can tell you how to make a wreath step by step, if you prefer more traditional options. For some other ideas, including more unique ones, check out our other tutorial and idea pages:
For even more ideas, keep reading below:
DIY Wreath Ideas With Ribbon
Ribbon is a great material because you can use it as an embellishment, or a wreath making material.
If you’re curious about how to make bows, you can check out our decorations guide at the top of the page.
If you want to make a wreath out of ribbon, here are some great tutorials:
As you can see, these options are colorful, and really easy to make. The possibilities are also endless. There are so many different types of ribbon available, in different colors, sizes, and materials.
Here are some other ideas to consider:
- Use plaid or buffalo check to create a Farmhouse Christmas wreath
- Use glitter and metallics to make a Glam Wreath
- Use sheer mesh and white lace to create a Country Wreath
- Use the colors of your favorite sports team
- Use seasonal color schemes
You can also check out some of these tutorials:
DIY Wreaths for Front Door
For your entryway, it’s generally good to use options that are seasonal. Check out any of our seasonal guides mentioned above, for more inspiration.
Of course, they also have to be outdoor ready. You’ll want something durable, and sturdy. That’s why traditional, artificial flower options are a favorite.
For fabric options, deco mesh is probably the best bet. Mesh is synthetic and has lots of holes, so it doesn’t absorb water the way that other fabrics will. Because of that, it will withstand harsher weather conditions.
If you want to try this out, here’s a great tutorial:
With any wreath you make or purchase, you can also add on some fun embellishments. Since these decorations go in the entryway, its fun to add in something personalized.
Monograms are one popular option, and they’re fairly easy to make.
You can also purchase wooden letters, to do a monogram, or a word. These work plain, but you can also paint them with whatever color or design you want. Just hot glue them onto the wreath, and you’re done!
Welcome signs are similarly easy to work with.
You can purchase a ready-made sign at most craft stores. With these, you can hang them on the wreath, or hot glue them in place. You can also hang them separately, in the middle of the wreath.
You can also try making your own with a tutorial like this one. This tutorial uses a Cricut, but you can use stencils or hand lettering instead. You can also purchase vinyl letters or stickers.
If you don’t want a welcome sign, you can purchase a plain sign and personalize it however you want.
DIY Wreath Ideas Dollar Tree
You may be wondering, does Dollar Tree have wreath forms?
They do actually! In various sizes as well, although they’re all still on the smaller end. You can also choose from foam or wire, depending on your needs. They’ve got flowers and ribbon as well, so it’s a nice, one-stop shop for cheap supplies.
(This is not true for every store, of course. Check your local stores to see what’s available. You may find that you have to go to a few different ones to get everything you need.)
Here are some great examples of some spring wreaths you can do:
And here is an easy tutorial to follow along with:
Both tutorials do a good job of showing the variety of what’s possible.
Of course, you should also check out their seasonal offerings. Apart from the usual flowers, these stores also tend to have a lot of holiday themed elements.
In the winter, you can get plenty of great Christmas items. The same is true for Fall and Spring.
You can even find fun costal items in the summer! So be sure to poke around when you can.
If you don’t have a store like this in your area, you can also try the dollar tree website. The downside to this is that you usually have to purchase items in bulk.
However, that can be convenient if you want to shop for flowers and embellishments, specifically.
DIY Wreath Ideas Spring
Spring tends to be the most popular month for wreaths, which makes sense. It’s the season when the flowers begin blooming, and it also has a lovely, fresh color palette.
You can check out any of our seasonal guides above, for great ideas for this time of year. These will help you choose the basic flowers and foliage to use.
A more unique option that is specific to this season is an egg wreath. These are fun to hang throughout Spring, but they’re obviously perfect for Easter.
You can follow a fun tutorial like this one:
This one is great because it’s easy to make, and the supplies are easy to find. It’s also a good choice if you prefer something colorful and bold.
If you want something a little more traditional, you can also add craft eggs onto foliage or flower wreaths. Here’s a great tutorial:
Deco Mesh Wreath Ideas
Like with ribbons, deco mesh offers a lot of possibility for creativity. The only limitation is whatever mesh you can find.
Because of that, it helps to focus on the different techniques instead.
Here’s a tutorial for beginners: Easy Method
And here’s one that covers a variety of Techniques: 5 Different Methods
Tutorials like these help you get an understanding of the different ways you can make wreaths. From there, you can get creative and play around with all the different colors and styles available.
You may still have a few questions about how to design wreaths. Or even whether or not it’s worth it to do it by hand!
If that’s the case, here are some answers for frequently asked questions:
Is it cheaper to make your own wreath?
The short answer to this question is yes.
Nicer, high-end wreaths will cost upwards of ninety dollars. That’s a steep price.
It’s cheaper to go to the craft store to purchase the materials yourself. Although, depending on the quality of your purchase, the price difference won’t be that much.
To really save money, you’ll need to catch a good sale.
Michael’s, for example, frequently has their artificial flowers on sale. They usually have quality supplies too, so you can make a really expensive looking decoration for much cheaper.
Similarly, most fabric stores have sales, or remnant fabric bins, where you can get a variety of scraps.
You can also check online stores to see if there are some cheap options. Amazon sells just about any supplies you might need, although the prices and quality vary.
However, as previously mentioned, the cheapest option is to go to the dollar store. See our ideas above for more info.
Of course, there are cheap wreaths to purchase online as well.
On the extreme cheap end, you’ll be paying around ten dollars to make one, or to purchase one. Neither of them will be particularly great quality, but they’re very budget friendly.
So whether or not it’s cheaper is matter of your particular budget and style preferences.
But regardless of price, consider making your own. The materials are easy to find. And crafting one allows you to make something that’s personalized for you and your home.
How do you make an easy wreath?
The easiest option for a wreath DIY is a foam frame one. With these, all you have to do is trim up the artificial flower stems, and then stick them into the foam. The foam will hold them in place for you, and you can simply position the flowers however you want.
All you need for this method is the frame, some wire cutters, and the flowers. Here’s a great tutorial you can follow along with: (This tutorial also includes the step of using hot glue to place the foliage, but you don’t have to do that.)
You can do this method with dried flowers are well, it’s just a little trickier. Dried flower stems are not always easy to cut, and they may snap when you try to place them.
For these, I would recommend a pair of pruning shears instead of wire cutters. You can also prep a space for the stems by poking a toothpick in first. This will create a small guide hole, making it easier to place your stems.
Similarly, cutting the stems at an angle will give you a sharp point that will be easier to work with.
If you’re using a wire or hoop frame, you can create the same general look by using hot glue. For this method, you’ll want to cut the stems down as far as you can. (With some flowers you can just pop them off, leaving you with just the bloom.)
From there, use the hot glue to attach the flowers and foliage to the frame.
You can also use this method with any other embellishments you may want to use. For example, you can use it with pom poms, fabric, and some dried plants.
As you can see, there are plenty of easy options. Decorations like these don’t require a lot of knowledge about floral arrangement or tons of special materials.
What can you use to make wreaths?
There are no serious rules as to what you can use to make a wreath. People use all sorts of materials, from driftwood, to glass, and even metal. Not to mention the ever-popular fabric options.
So be creative and have fun with it!
If you’re in need of specific suggestions, you can check out the guides mentioned at the top of the page. These have information about what flowers and embellishments fit best during which sesaons.