3 Lovely DIY Christmas Wreaths (Step-By-Step Instructions)

Updated on December 22, 2019
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Deborah is a craft enthusiast. She particularly enjoys creating crafts with a special theme.

A tradition of the holiday season is to create a beautiful Christmas wreath. The ornaments tinkle under the season’s shimmering colors. Easy and affordable holiday crafts make a great family project! Here are three simple DIY wreaths that fits the Christmas spirit wonderfully:

  1. Lollipop Wreath
  2. Candy Cane Wreath
  3. Mini Wreath

Lollipop Wreath

This is a fun holiday craft to do as a family.

You will need:

  • Lollipop sticks
  • Fuzzy sticks or pipe cleaners
  • Red ribbon
  • Mini bells
  • Glue
  • String
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter
  • Paint

Step 1

Paint the lollipop sticks. You may buy pre-painted lollipop sticks or paint them the color of your choice.

Paint the sticks.
Paint the sticks.

Step 2

Glue the lollipops into a wreath shape. You may use wood glue, hot glue or Mod Podge. Make two of the wreath shapes and be sure to let dry.

Glue the sticks together into two wreath shapes.
Glue the sticks together into two wreath shapes.

Step 3

Place one wreath shape on top of the other and glue together.

Glue one on top of the other.
Glue one on top of the other.

Step 4

Wrap the pipe cleaners or fuzzy sticks around the entire wreath.

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Wrap fuzzy sticks around wreath.I chose green. White and silver is pretty as well.
Wrap fuzzy sticks around wreath.
Wrap fuzzy sticks around wreath.
I chose green. White and silver is pretty as well.
I chose green. White and silver is pretty as well.

Step 5

Paint Mod Podge with glitter on the spaces, applying between the wrapped fuzzy sticks.

Sprinkle glitter on to Mod Podge and paint on  to the wreath. Carefully avoid fuzzy sticks.
Sprinkle glitter on to Mod Podge and paint on to the wreath. Carefully avoid fuzzy sticks.

Step 6

Tie the bells on a string and attach to the top of the wreath.

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Tie little bells on red yarn or string.Attach to wreath.Add string or yarn to top of the wreath and tie. The string makes it possible to hang the wreath.Almost done!
Tie little bells on red yarn or string.
Tie little bells on red yarn or string.
Attach to wreath.
Attach to wreath.
Add string or yarn to top of the wreath and tie. The string makes it possible to hang the wreath.
Add string or yarn to top of the wreath and tie. The string makes it possible to hang the wreath.
Almost done!
Almost done!

Step 7

Add a bow! That is all there is to it. Then hang!

Add Bow!
Add Bow!

Candy Cane Wreath

This wreath is an ornamentation inspired by our Christmas candy. So simple to make, yet such a nice touch to the special Christmas corner of your house.

You will need:

  • Candy cane frame
  • Fuzzy sticks
  • Red, shiny flowers

You may choose any colors or pattern you wish. For this example, we will be using the candy cane colors. This is the perfect red-and-white candy cane wreath to have by the tree!

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The frame can be found at a craft shop or dollar store.Pipe cleaners, also known as fuzzy sticks, can be purchased in any crafting corner of a Wal Mart or hobby store.
The frame can be found at a craft shop or dollar store.
The frame can be found at a craft shop or dollar store.
Pipe cleaners, also known as fuzzy sticks, can be purchased in any crafting corner of a Wal Mart or hobby store.
Pipe cleaners, also known as fuzzy sticks, can be purchased in any crafting corner of a Wal Mart or hobby store.

Step 1

Begin to twine the red fuzzy sticks or pipe cleaners onto the candy cane, starting from the end of the frame.

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Begin by twining one at the bottom of frame.I added a shiny one as well.
Begin by twining one at the bottom of frame.
Begin by twining one at the bottom of frame.
I added a shiny one as well.
I added a shiny one as well.

Step 2

Weave the red sticks through and around wire bars until you reach the first thin bar.

Continue to weave the sticks through the frame until a section of the cane is red.
Continue to weave the sticks through the frame until a section of the cane is red.

Step 3

Begin to weave the white sticks through the wreath until another section is completed. After that white section is complete, begin with the red fuzzy sticks again. Shift back and forth from the red and white colors to create a big candy cane.

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Then begin with the white pipe cleaners.Be sure to weave through the frame securely.Continue weaving the white through the candy cane frame.You may include a shiny white one in the white section.After the white section is complete, begin with red again.
Then begin with the white pipe cleaners.
Then begin with the white pipe cleaners.
Be sure to weave through the frame securely.
Be sure to weave through the frame securely.
Continue weaving the white through the candy cane frame.
Continue weaving the white through the candy cane frame.
You may include a shiny white one in the white section.
You may include a shiny white one in the white section.
After the white section is complete, begin with red again.
After the white section is complete, begin with red again.

Step 4

Continue this pattern until the entire wreath is covered with red and white fuzzy sticks.

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Continue pattern from red to white , and red to white until the cane wreath is complete.Completed wreath!
Continue pattern from red to white , and red to white until the cane wreath is complete.
Continue pattern from red to white , and red to white until the cane wreath is complete.
Completed wreath!
Completed wreath!

Step 5

Attach some red flowers to the wreath with a spare fuzzy stick. For some optional additional flair, you could add some silver leaves as well, or you could choose a different color pattern other than red and white.

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Attach flowers to wreath. I included silver leaves as well. This step is entirely optional!You may also choose a different color pattern if you wish.
Attach flowers to wreath. I included silver leaves as well. This step is entirely optional!
Attach flowers to wreath. I included silver leaves as well. This step is entirely optional!
You may also choose a different color pattern if you wish.
You may also choose a different color pattern if you wish.

Mini Wreath

This cute tiny wreath is perfect to hang on the tree or anywhere around the house. This little wreath is also great as an ornament or a child’s gift.

You will need:

  • Mason jar lid
  • Green fuzzy sticks
  • Little red bow
  • Tiny bell (optional)
  • Red string
  • Hot glue (optional)

Step 1

Wrap some green fuzzy sticks or pipe cleaners around the metal ring of a mason jar lid.

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Begin wrapping a fuzzy stick around the lid.Continue wrapping the fuzzy sticks around the ring.
Begin wrapping a fuzzy stick around the lid.
Begin wrapping a fuzzy stick around the lid.
Continue wrapping the fuzzy sticks around the ring.
Continue wrapping the fuzzy sticks around the ring.

Step 2

Cover the entire ring with green fuzzy sticks. You may want to apply some hot glue to keep them in place.

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You may apply some hot glue to keep one in place.Cover the entire ring!
You may apply some hot glue to keep one in place.
You may apply some hot glue to keep one in place.
Cover the entire ring!
Cover the entire ring!

Step 3

Tie or glue a red bow on top of the wreath. I added a tiny bell to hang in the center of wreath with string—this step is entirely optional. Red yarn will work best!

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Add a little bow on wreath.Attach a tiny bell in the middle of the small wreath.
Add a little bow on wreath.
Add a little bow on wreath.
Attach a tiny bell in the middle of the small wreath.
Attach a tiny bell in the middle of the small wreath.

Enjoy these wreaths in that special corner of your home. Merry Christmas!

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