Your tree is all trimmed, your house is aglow, and yet your seasonal decor feels like it’s missing something. Never fear—you don’t have to shell out loads of dough or be a craft wizard to find the last touch you’re looking for. We’ve found fifteen easy wreaths that you—and your kids—can put together, from a modern, organic option to one that offers glittery, light-up fun. Scroll through the album below to find your favorite.

Wrapped in Ribbon

Rows of ribbon plus hot glue = an easy DIY wreath. Pick up a few rolls of extra-thick grosgrain ribbon and a wreath form, and follow the step-by-step instructions from Kimbo at A Girl with a Glue Gun. This wreath is also super-affordable, leaving lots of pennies left over for fun stocking stuffers.


Light Bright

Want to add sparkly fairy light fun to your front door? Simply add a strand of lights to any store-bought wreath to make it extra special. In five minutes flat, you’ll have a festive decoration to dangle from your door. Head to Lights4Fun for the step-by-step and photo inspiration. Twinkle twinkle, little wreath.

Pop! Goes the Wreath

Gather up a Styrofoam wreath shape, popcorn, and a few cranberries, and spend a snowy afternoon making this lovely wreath dreamed up by Brenda at Cottage 4C. Since this one doesn't require hot glue, your littles can take the lead. Just make sure to keep the snacking popcorn separate from the wreath popcorn, so no one gets a mouthful of Elmer's. Find all the details at Cottage 4C.

Pine Cones Meet Pom Poms

This wreath includes a fun activity that also gets kids out of the house! Gathering pine cones from the backyard or a local park will provide most of the material for this peppy wreath. Plus, this one comes together for less than $10! Hop over to Make and Do Crew for the full tutorial from DIY wizard Jess.

It's Ornamental

Make a big statement with a huge wreath that takes a little time, but not a lot in the way of specialized crafty skills. Buy out all the ornaments you can find at the Dollar Store in your fave colors, and get gluing. This beautiful, bold wreath will be one you'll love to use year after year. Sweet Pickins Furniture will tell you how to get it done.

Color Block Creativity

Everything’s more fun in color—especially when they’re extra bright colors, like those in this paper wreath from A Subtle Revelry. Plus, all the cutting required is good practice for your kiddo’s fine motor skills. Start on your way to delightful color block décor by following the DIY details here.

The Centerpiece Wreath

Bubbles of festive burlap come together to create a base for candles in this tabletop wreath. Add a few golden baubles, and you’ll have a centerpiece that will last you until the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. Get the directions for exactly how to scrunch up that burlap at Adina Justina.

A Delightfully Different Wreath

Looking for a nontraditional way to spruce up your front door? Gather up greenery to make a dangling horizontal wreath, and then visit Minted Julep for all the steps to build this refreshing wreath. You'll have a simple, organic shape to brighten the inside or outside of your holiday home.

Top Off the Table

Got crafty kids? Look no further. These sweet mini-wreaths from Say Yes are a project you and your sidekick can tackle together with little more than a bag of cranberries and a seasonal soundtrack of your favorite carols. Plus, these combine place cards with bright wreaths for holiday-perfect place settings.

photo: Amber Guetebier

Nothing Bundt Fun

If you want some bling for your door but don't have a lot of time, take a peek at this cool upcycled wreath. Using an old bundt pan, ribbon and a little flair, it’s nothing bundt fun for your little helpers. You can even skip the painting step and go with copper or silver to make it extra easy. Get the whole tutorial here.


Awesome Upcycle

An eco-friendly take on the classic rag wreath, this version requires the yellow or white pages, paint, and lots of glitter. Get the whole tutorial over at scrumdillydilly.


Easy Evergreen

If you can't possibly imagine making a wreath without evergreen boughs, then this basic wreath tutorial from Delia Creates is just the ticket. Snag a few loose trimmings from your fresh tree, grab twinkle lights, and head over to Delia Creates to discover the secret way to create a perfect circle.


Burlap and Bells

Bells will be ringing, are you listening? Give your jingle bells a place to hang with this charming front door decor. Gather a blank wreath form, burlap, and silver bells—you'll be on your way to holiday cheer in no time. Don’t think you’ve got what it takes to whip up your own? After taking a peek at the how-to over at The Nerd’s Wife, we’re betting you’ll change your tune.

Cute as a Button

Another creative take on holiday wreaths, this button wreath thought up Jackie over at Happy Hooligans is a great project for a crafternoon with the kids. You’ll need buttons of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Grab the tutorial over at Happy Hooligans.


Magnificent Mason Jars

Is there anything a mason jar can’t do? These adorable wreath ornaments are the work of Sarah, the crafter-mind behind Sadie Season Goods. Using various types of materials and trimmings, you can easily whip up your own. Psst! These make great gifts! Skip over to Sadie Season Goods for the how-to.


Have you ever made a holiday wreath? Share with us in a Comment below!

— Oz Spies


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