How to Make a DIY Rustic Woodland Winter Wreath

Step by step instructions for how to make a DIY rustic woodland winter wreath for your home or front door. Using natural real greenery mixed with an artificial wreath to create a beautiful and inexpensive winter holiday wreath.

Winter Rustic Wreath

Winter Wreath for After Christmas

The cozy rustic farmhouse Christmas tree and decorations have come down, the garlands have been put away and the house is feeling a bit bare this time of the year.

With the bitter cold temperatures and and our first snow fall, winter is here to stay for awhile. It is during this season that I often find home feeling void of greenery that I love so much.

One of the best ways to decorate after the Christmas season is to hang a winter wreath. It adds a touch of warmth, color and texture to the home and is an inexpensive way to add charm and beauty.

Creating your own DIY rustic woodland winter wreath is easy and fun. Learn how you can make this quick and easy wreath following the DIY written or video tutorial to add a little winter charm to your home.

Farmhouse Winter Wreath Ideas

What Wreath to Use After Christmas

Creating your own DIY non-Christmas winter wreath is easy to do with collected materials from your own backyard and maybe the backyard of some friends. This rustic winter wreath with pinecones, evergreen branches, pheasant feathers, and wood slices creates a beautiful winter wreath for door.

A DIY winter wreath is so easily customizable! Using various evergreen branches, sticks, dried oranges, berries or other gathered items, this wreath will be beautiful inside or outside of your home for weeks to come.

My DIY rustic woodland winter wreath hangs inside on our media cabinet, but it would also work for winter front door decor.

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Materials and Tools to Make a Rustic Woodland Wreath

  • Pre-made wreath with plain greenery – ($2.00 WalMart) ($6.00 Michaels)
  • Real pinecones gathered from your property. Pinecones can also be purchased online ($6.00 Micheals)
  • Gathered Evergreens, Branches, Twigs, etc
  • Wood Slices (Amazon)
  • Floral Wire (Amazon)
  • Pheasant Feathers (Etsy)
  • Hot Glue Gun (Amazon) or E6000 Glue
  • Ribbon – linen (Amazon) or buffalo plaid (Amazon)
  • Wire Cutters (Amazon)
  • Drill with small drill bit

How to Make a DIY Rustic Woodland Winter Wreath

  1. Gather your supplies and lay them out on your work space.
  2. Start by fluffing out the wreath form. Then, start tucking in the evergreen branches around the wreath. Some of the branches may need wired in with floral wire, while others may stay just by being tucked in.
  3. Add in pinecones. To add pinecones to the wreath, wrap the wire around the base as shown below in the photo. Then, wrap the wire around the wreath form.
  4. To attach the wood slices, I drilled a small hole in the top of the wood using a drill with a drill bit. Then, I used floral wire to attach to the wreath. For the layered wood slices, I used a drop of E6000 glue to layer them on top of each other. If using E6000, leave the wreath flat to allow time for the glue to dry. A hot glue gun would also work for this process.
  5. Then, I like to temporarily hang my wreath and see where I might need to fill in any gaps. I remove the wreath, fill in the gaps, and then hang again with ribbon. I used linen ribbon but a winter wreath with buffalo plaid ribbon would be perfect for the rustic farmhouse look.
  6. After the wreath is hung, I tuck the pheasant feathers around the wreath.
Woodland Wreath

Why I Love This Rustic Farmhouse Woodland Winter Wreath

  • It is easy to make. Starting with a cheap basic wreath form, I am able to create a unique winter wreath with little cost that fits the style of our home.
  • It’s versatile. I love that this rustic farmhouse woodland wreath can be used for multiple seasons by simply changing out a few elements. For Christmas, an outdoor winter wreath with berries in red or with snowflakes would add a touch of charm.
  • It is handmade. Creating a beautiful home does not have to cost a lot of money. Wreaths can be very costly and most of them are seasonal with them being stored away for most of the year. I love creating beautiful handmade decor for our home that can be used for more than one season.
Rustic Woodland Decor

How to Make a Winter Wreath Printable Instructions

Winter Rustic Wreath

How to Make a DIY Rustic Woodland Winter Wreath

Yield: 1
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Materials

  • Pre-made wreath with plain greenery
  • Pinecones
  • Gathered Evergreens, Branches, Twigs, etc
  • Wood Slices
  • Floral Wire
  • Pheasant Feathers
  • Hot Glue Gun or E6000 Glue
  • Ribbon

Tools

  • Wire Cutters
  • Drill with small drill bit

Instructions

Gather your supplies and lay them out on your work space.

Start by fluffing out the wreath form. Then, start tucking in the evergreen branches around the wreath. Some of the branches may need wired in with floral wire, while others may stay just by being tucked in.

Add in pinecones. To add pinecones to the wreath, wrap the wire around the base as shown below in the photo. Then, wrap the wire around the wreath form.

To attach the wood slices, I drilled a small hole in the top of the wood. Then, I used floral wire to attach to the wreath. For the layered wood slices, I used a drop of E6000 glue to layer them on top of each other. A hot glue gun would also work for this process.

I then like to temporarily hang my wreath and see where I might need to fill in any gaps. I remove the wreath, fill in the gaps, and then hang with a pretty ribbon.

After the wreath is hung, I tuck the pheasant feathers around the wreath.

Winter Wreath DIY

Have you ever made your own DIY wreath? If so, I would love to hear what you have used for making your homemade wreath. Thank you so much for stopping by Rocky Hedge Farm today!

Thank you for sharing!

7 thoughts on “How to Make a DIY Rustic Woodland Winter Wreath”

  1. Sarah, your incorporation of the wood slices and “layering some of them in random bunches” renders an awesome circular vignette of God’s beautiful Creation! Excellently inspiring to look around our individual outdoor environments for perfectly natural elements to use in our own versions of your project. Thank you for sharing your thoughts [quote from E. Elliot, included] and advice for achieving a beautifully simple, gracious lifestyle, too. God bless you and your family, Anya.

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  2. What a lovely rustic wreath, and I love the feathers that you added! Here by way of Charming Homes and Gardens link party! We’d love for you to link-up at Tuesday Turn About! Hope to see you there!

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