DIY Natural Wreath
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Typically, a normal wreath would take me at least an hour or better to make, if not longer, depending on size. But for this simple wreath creation, 15 minutes is all it takes!

What else is needed?

  • 12 to 14-inch grapevine wreath (mine is a 14 inch)
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors (optional if adding ribbon/bow)
  • Hot glue gun and glue (I use Gorilla glue)
  • Poinsettia/greenery of your choosing

How to Make a Wreath

I like keeping things simple and a little different, so for this project, I’m using a brown and white checkered poinsettia and branches of both juniper and fir with little brown cones attached. Feel free to use whatever type of poinsettia and greenery you like. Normally, I would also protect my workspace with cardboard, but I skipped this for today.

Start by working your poinsettia into the wreath, and then glue in place. Don’t mess with the petals until the greenery is added.

Once you have your poinsettia situated and glued, move on to the greenery. You may need to use the wire cutters to snip them into your desired lengths (I already did most of this beforehand).

Simply arrange the branches to your liking, carefully pushing the branch stems into the grapevine and gluing in place. I like adding branches to either side of mine. Depending on your preference and amount of greenery, this can take a while to do. It doesn’t need to be perfect.

After all the greenery is glued down, you’re ready to work on the poinsettia petals – Fun fact: Did you know poinsettia “flowers” are actually bracts instead? Bracts are kind of like specialized leaves, and in poinsettias they’re the part that carries the color, such as red. The flowers are actually in the center of the plant, those tiny yellow berry looking clusters within the colored bracts.

Okay, back to the petals. You’re basically just shaping the poinsettia and then gluing down some of the petals to help hold everything in place better and makes it look a little nicer.

And there you have it, a simple but attractive looking wreath. If desired, you can add a bow or some ribbon for hanging or leave as is and simply place the wreath on a door hanger.

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Nikki Tilley
Senior Editor

Nikki Tilley has been gardening for nearly three decades. The former Senior Editor and Archivist of Gardening Know How, Nikki has also authored six gardening books.