How to Make a Christmas Wreath

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 16 comments

My Mom has been watching a lot of Fixer Upper.

And she has fallen in love with Jo-Jo and Chip and the beautiful homes they create.

She has been inspired to make some changes to her own house…and my dad just happens to be very handy…and willing. 🙂

So this year when we drove home for Thanksgiving and we topped their hill and saw their house…

…well I couldn’t believe my eyes!

Their farmhouse was sporting a new metal roof and new cedar shutters {made by my Dad} and a newly painted door {also courtesy of my Dad.}

And my Mom made a request for a new Christmas wreath before I left.

So here is what I came up with.

{I hope Jo-Jo would approve! 🙂 }

How to Make a Christmas Wreath:

How to Make a Simple Christmas Wreath


{I used fake everything!}

plain green wreath

2 sprigs of blue spruce

3 sprigs of cedar

8 sprigs of snowy spruce

6 snowy pinecones on sticks

6 clip-on birds

hot glue

Plain Christmas Wreath

I started with a super plain greenery wreath.

Greenery for Making a Christmas Wreath

Then I picked out some sprigs of greenery.

How to Make a Christmas Wreath

I began placing the greenery around.

Making an Evergreen Wreath

I added 3 sprigs of the cedar.

How to Make a Wreath with Greenery

Then 2 sprigs of the blue spruce.

Make A Christmas Wreath

And then 8 sprigs of the snowy spruce.

I left a space open at the bottom of the wreath.

Pinecones on Sticks

Because I had found these snowy pinecones on sticks.

Christmas Wreath with Pinecones

I clipped the sticks to a couple of inches, added hot glue and clustered them in the open space.

red bird

I felt like it needed a bit of red to feel Christmas-y.

Red Bird Wreath

So I clipped on 6 of these red birds. {Or are they cardinals?}

How to Make a Greenery Wreath

And I’m not sure if Joanna would approve…

…but my Mom was thrilled!

Merry Christmas!


I’m sharing this at Tatertots and Jello.

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  1. Gorgeous, and a fabulous tutorial too.

  2. I love your beautiful wreath Melissa! great tutuorial
    Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas

  3. Very pretty Melissa!!

  4. You are so sweet to make a wreath for your mom. I’ll bet that she tells everyone who visits that you made it for her.

  5. Well done !!

  6. I love that show too. They do amazing things
    . I like your wreath.

  7. Beautiful. Thanks for showing us how you did it.

  8. Your wreath is beautiful and it looks great against the mom’s newly painted door. Also, it was nice to finally meet you in person Wednesday!
    God bless!

  9. It’s gorgeous! I love the pop off red with the cardinals. It was so fun meeting you at the blogger event!

  10. pop ‘of’…. Crazy auto correct, lol

  11. This wreath is just breathtaking and I swore it was real. Would love to create this for my front door. Thanks again for sharing.

  12. Beautiful! I love the color of the front door! Thank you for doing the tutorial so I can make a wreath for my front door too!

  13. I love this wreath. Cardinals really add a wonderful touch. Thanks for adding tutorial.

  14. I also love Chip and Joanna. I wish HGTV would should more of their programs. If money wasn’t an object, I would love for Joanna to come make over my house. I really liked your wreath tutorial. I spruced up an old plain wreath (like your mom’s)this year but didn’t think about mixing other greens to give it depth and texture. It is already hanging on the front door so I will wait until next year to do your makeover.

  15. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! I’m sure “Jo-Jo” would approve!! lol… The Fixer Upper is my favorite show on HGTV!! I do love this couple and their style… it is amazing!!!!!

  16. I love it! So beautiful!


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