Today I am sharing a Christmas wreath I made using a live cedar wreath, then added a lot of faux eucalyptus and beaded fruit.
This wreath was beyond easy to make and turned out so beautifully. If you are looking for a DIY Christmas wreath project, this is it!
One day I was looking for a Christmas wreath online and I came across one that I absolutely loved.
Until I saw the price. It was over $300. There is a photo of this wreath at the bottom of this post.
Of course, I decided to make my own Christmas wreath. So I bought a live cedar wreath at Trader Joe’s and decorated it. I love how it came out.
Everything I added to the wreath is faux. I chose not to glue it so I can save all of these items in a bag and reuse them for another wreath next year!
I love that I started with a plain cedar wreath and was able to completely change it! The colors are my favorite too. The combination of green, red, orange, rose, and brown is perfect.
How to Make an Upgraded Christmas Wreath
I am guessing that a lot of you can make this wreath with items you already own. All you want to do is give it some life and spruce it up. And you won’t believe how easy it is.
What You Need to Make an Upgraded Christmas Wreath
One fresh cedar wreath
I have linked the faux greenery and berry bunches and you can find a great price on the beaded fruit here.
Cut the eucalyptus into 7 – 8″ pieces. Take the berries apart.
Add the largest bunches first. I added five beaded bunches of fruit first. Be sure to add all fruit and greenery in the same direction as the greens in the wreath. You can usually add the items by pushing the stems securely into the greens. You can also secure them on the back with green floral wire.
Add the eucalyptus to the outside of the wreath, all the way around.
Next, add the berries and to the wreath.
Doesn’t this look amazing?
At this point, I was tempted to add some vintage glass ornaments but decided that I liked it too much as it is.
Click here to watch a video of how to make this wreath.
Do you think I need to make a few more? I think this wreath cost me about $40 to make. Such a bargain.
Here is the wreath that costs over $300 online. I used it as my inspiration to make this wreath.
Of course, the $329 wreath has more “stuff” but I still love mine.
If you love this wreath, but don’t want to make one for yourself, I have included some of my favorite wreaths that you can buy.
Click here or tap on the photo and you just might find some that you love.
16 Unique DIY Christmas Wreaths
Here are all of the wreaths my friends and I created to share with you today. Tap on any of the links to make any of these yourself.
Colorful Embroidery Hoop Ornament Wreath // Tatertots & Jello
Vintage Christmas Lights DIY Holiday Wreath // The Happy Housie
DIY Winter Wreath Ideas Roundup // Happy Happy Nester
Boxwood Christmas Wreath // Jennifer Maune
Full & Gorgeous Christmas Wreath Hack // The DIY Mommy
DIY Christmas Wreath // My 100 Year Old Home
Natural Holiday Wreaths // Finding Lovely
Colonial Christmas Wreath // A Blue Nest
Minimalist Christmas Wreath // Modern Glam
DIY Holiday Wreath Multi-Greenery with Bells // Zevy Joy
Dollar Store Wreath Makeover // Craftberry Bush
DIY Easy Garland Wreath // My Sweet Savannah
Make an Easy Embroidery Hoop Wreath // Jennifer Rizzo
Winter Split Wood Bead Wreath // Lolly Jane
DIY Paper Bag Wreath for the Holidays // Twelve On Main
Dried Orange Wreath // Hallstrom Home
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