How To Make a Christmas Wreath

The freshest holiday wreath is the one you make yourself.

You will need

  • Two wire hangers
  • A spool of floral tape
  • 6" of evergreen tree branch cuttings
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • A glue stick or hot glue gun
  • And a hanger hook
  • Pinecones
  • real or fake
  • Holly sprigs
  • real or fake
  • Wide red or tartan ribbon
  • or a store-bought bow
  • And a chenille stem
  • or pipe cleaner

Step 1 Bend the hangers Take two wire hangers and fashion each into a circle. Don’t worry if they’re not perfectly round.

Step 2 Bind the hangers Bind the hangers together with floral tape to make a base.

Step 3 Arrange your cuttings Arrange your tree cuttings on the base, attaching them with floral wire. Make sure the stems overlap.

Step 4 Glue pinecones Glue pinecones onto the wreath, if you want.

Step 5 Glue holly Cut holly sprigs into 4-inch lengths and glue them where desired.

Step 6 Attach a bow Attach a big store-bought bow to the top with a chenille stem, or make your own from wide ribbon.

Step 7 Hang your wreath Hang your creation using the hanger hook. Reward yourself with a spiked eggnog.