The best DIY Christmas wreath-making kits for 2021

Creating a DIY Christmas wreath is both a fun festive activity, and a great way to get involved in making some festive decor for your home

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Creating a DIY Christmas wreath is one of the best ways to spend a festive afternoon in—plus, it'll guarantee you create something that's unique to your home and suits your own personal holiday style. 

When it comes to Christmas decorating ideas, a wreath is vital. Not only does it look great—it also provides a warm welcome for guests who might be visiting over the holidays. But often, it can be difficult to find a festive wreath that appeals to your exact decor tastes. 

Our Homes expert has chosen a selection of the very best out there that will help you create your own unique piece of decor—from simple rustic creations to fun, colorful wreath kits. There are easy selections for families, and more complex options for those who want to get really creative. So when you've decided on the best artificial Christmas tree or the best real Christmas tree for your home, why not make a start on your very own wreath? 

DIY Christmas wreath-making kits: US

Not On The High Street DIY Christmas wreath

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1. Jewel Tone Paper Flower Mini Wreath Craft Kit

Specifications
RRP: $34.02
Included in kit: Different colored paper flowers
Instructions: Yes—step-by-step photo instructions
Reasons to buy
+Fun for kids+A bit more unique

If you'd rather not use twigs, pine cones or leaves around your children (if they are particularly young, for example), then this flower paper wreath could be a great alternative, and it's a bit more of a unique option too if you simply don't want the standard green wreath. Christmas wreath-making kits should be simple, and this one absolutely is—it comes with a twine base and multicolored paper/card flowers. All you need to provide yourself is some scissors or a craft knife, a pencil and some glue, and you're ready to go! It's worth noting though that this kit will create a mini wreath, so it won't be as big as the rest of the wreaths on our list.

Christmas felt wreath

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2. QKIYI Felt Wreath-making Kit

Specifications
RRP: $25.99
Included in kit: Felt shapes, sew-on accessories, 50 pom poms, 23 colors of embroidery threads, melt sewing needles, pins, needle-threaders, cotton stuffing, adhesives
Instructions included: Yes—and a video
Reasons to buy
+Kids will love it+A crafty activity

Kids and sewing enthusiasts alike will adore this DIY Christmas wreath, which includes over 200 pieces of felt shapes that will enable you to create the fun, zany wreath of your dreams. Just like the best Christmas tree decorating ideas, sometimes more really is more when it comes to Christmas wreath-making kits. With shapes including a gingerbread man, sweets, and a gingerbread house, you can create an adorable wreath that little ones will love making and that will look incredibly fun up in your home. Handily, all the shapes come pre-cut—but it's worth noting that they will need to be stuffed and sewn onto the wreath. However, if you're running low on great Christmas centerpiece ideas, we reckon this wreath could be a great focal point around which to base your centerpiece!

Michael's Christmas wreath making kit

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3. DIY Flocked Pinecone & Leaf Wreath with Silver Ornaments Kit by Ashland

Specifications
RRP: $14.99
Included in kit: Iron wire, two types of pine picks, 1 grapevine wreath base with snowy pine needle branches, silver ornaments, snowy leaf spray, snowy pinecones
Instructions included: No
Reasons to buy
+Great if you're after a snowy wreath+Stylish and minimal

Often, the best Christmas wreaths are the most simple ones. Not everyone loves color at Christmas—some prefer to go down the more minimalist, modern and natural route, with more muted colors such as white and silver with wooden accents. If that's your preferred decor style for the holidays, then this DIY Christmas wreath at Michael's is perfect for you. It comes with an assortment of chic, snowy decor items to place on a rustic wooden wreath, to create a really natural end product. Plus, it's available at a really affordable price, so is a good option if you're on a budget too. 

Christmas wreath

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4. Big Dot of Happiness Ornament Wreath Accessories

Specifications
RRP: $19.99
Included in kit: 9 pieces of decoration
Instructions included: No
Reasons to buy
+Can put these decorations on any wreath you want +Affordable

Now, this option is a little different, in that at Target you can find some cute wreath accessories—but you won't get a blank wreath along with them. You'll get nine pieces of decor in this set, with one big piece (a Happy Holidays sign) and eight smaller pieces (baubles). Made of sturdy PVC material, you can essentially hang them on any wreath you like—be it a new green one you purchase, or your favorite wreath from every year which needs a bit of jazzing up. For a really simple, DIY activity, this is the perfect option. It's worth noting, though, that you'll need some clear cord with which to hang the accessories. 

DIY christmas wreath from Etsy with oranges and pine cones

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5. Myscentedhomeonline Make Your Own Christmas Wreath Kit

Specifications
RRP: $34.80
Included in kit: Moss, cinnamon, dried oranges, dried limes, copper wreath base, wire
Instructions included: Yes—including video
Reasons to buy
+Could work throughout fall and winter+Chic and stylish

Create a truly beautiful, natural wreath with this DIY kit available to buy at Etsy. It comes with all the rustic items of decor you'll need, including dried fruit, moss, and cinnamon (which can make for some of the best Christmas decorations in general). However, you will need to source the foliage for the wreath yourself—the seller recommends asking at your local Christmas tree farm, or you could simply have a walk in the woods to see what you can spot. It also comes with the floristry wire and stub wires you'll need to create the wreath. We reckon for a great price this provides almost everything you need to create a chic, natural wreath your neighbors will envy.

Christmas wreath Etsy

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6. DIY Wreath Kit Merry Christmas Truck

Specifications
RRP: $65
Included in kit: Wired ribbon, metal wreath sign, wreath sign, work wreath form, jute mesh, deco mesh
Instructions included: Yes—a YouTube video
Reasons to buy
+Kids will love it+A fun busy design

This wreath comes with all of the materials (including mesh and ribbons), pre-cut, so it will be minimal work and maximum fun. At 26in diameter, it's a great size, and young children are likely to love the Christmas tree truck sign in the middle of the wreath. It's slightly more expensive than some other DIY wreaths on offer, but if you enjoy the design it will be completely worth it. 

Etsy DIY wreath

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7. BlueSpruceWreaths Wreath Kit

Specifications
RRP: $36.75+
Included in kit: Grapevine base, boxwood pick, lemon leaf pick, wired ribbon, 1 piece of grapevine wire
Instructions included: No
Reasons to buy
+Rustic, minimal design+Easy to make

This natural, minimalist DIY Christmas wreath is ideal for those who don't want something too over the top on their door—but rather a chic and sophisticated wreath that still looks stylish and rustic. You'll receive almost everything you need to make this wreath in the kit, but it's worth noting that you'll need to have scissors, wire cutters, and a floral wire or glue gun to hand, as the kit doesn't provide any of these. As such, this may not be the best choice if you want anything ready for you to start immediately. However, we reckon it's one of the most stylish DIY Christmas wreaths out there if you don't mind providing a few extra tools.

DIY Christmas wreath-making kits: UK

Bloom & Wild DIY Christmas wreath

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1. Bloom & Wild The DIY Christmas Wreath

Specifications
RRP: £38.25
Included in kit: Poppy seed heads, ruscus, limonium, pinecones, canella berries, greville, dried oranges, wire for construction
Instructions included: No
Reasons to buy
+Comes with amazing decor items+Good value-for-money

This gorgeous DIY Christmas wreath from Bloom & Wild really is something special, coming with an array of festive colored decor items that will elevate the look of your front door. Unlike other wreaths, it includes both fresh and dried foliage (meaning you can enjoy a festive scent for the entire month of December), including whole dried oranges, berries, and poppy seed heads. The Bloom & Wild wreath offers really great value for money, coming in at under £40 for a lovely, large wreath. 

The Flower Boutique DIY Christmas wreath

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2. The Flower Boutique DIY Wreath Kit: Frost

Specifications
RRP: £40-£50
Included in kit: Wreath frame, wire, stub wires, moss, blue spruce, pine, berried ivy, fir, wild thyme, lime slices and lotus seed heads
Instructions included: No
Reasons to buy
+Full of natural foliage+Available in a medium or large size

If it's a more natural DIY Christmas wreath you're after, this is the ideal pick. Available at The Flower Boutique, this kit has reams of fresh festive foliage including wild thyme, blue spruce and fir, which will be plenty to help you create a really unique wreath that is guaranteed to look different from anyone elses. This kit comes with pretty much everything you'd need, but you will need to provide secateurs or scissors to help assemble the decor items. Plus, the wreath comes in both a medium and a large size option, so you choose the one that best suits your door or window. 

The Danes DIY Christmas wreath with ribbon

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3. The Danes Christmas DIY Wreath-making Kit Classic Christmas

Specifications
RRP: £29.95
Included in kit: Wire frame, florist wire, green moss, ribbon, natural decorations
Instructions included: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Will create a chic natural wreath+Affordable

For a classic, natural Christmas wreath kit, look no further than this one from The Danes, which embraces the rustic theme with plenty of natural decorations—such as oranges, pine cones, cinnamon, and aniseed stars, as well as green moss for the base. It's available for a great price and comes with almost everything you'll need—the only drawback is that you'll need to find/source your own foliage and greenery aside from the moss. The brand suggests foraging yours locally, which is the most sustainable too—so this kit may even spark a fun autumn walk. Plus, it's beautifully packaged if you'd like to buy it as a Christmas gift for friends or loved ones. 

Christmas wreath

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4. Nordic Wreath-making Kit

Specifications
RRP: £60
Included in kit: Copper wreath ring, reel wire, moss, foliage and twigs, velvet stars and pines cones
Instructions included: Yes—step-by-step pictures and video available
Reasons to buy
+Great range of decor included+Unique 

You can create a Nordic-style wreath (read: minimal, neutral, and uber-stylish) with this wreath-making kit that's great for people who prefer more muted, sophisticated Christmas decor. It's a little bit more on the expensive side, but you get a fair amount for your money—as well as the standard wreath ring, wire, and moss, Wreath Making Delivered also provide you with fresh foliage from both Sussex and Ireland, as well as five white decorative velvet stars, and four white-tipped pine cones. The only equipment you'll need to provide is scissors, and you can see their step-by-step video or photos for help on how to construct your wreath. 

Etsy Christmas wreath with decorations

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5. FlorenceAndFlowers Complete Wreath-making Kit

Specifications
RRP: £45
Included in kit: Wire wreath ring, dried moss, reel wire, natural twine (to hang with), dried flowers and foliage
Instructions included: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Plenty of decorations included+Long-lasting

This kit will make you a gorgeous wreath that will last you all the way from October through to December, with seasonal decor items that offer something a little different from your standard traditional wreath. It offers great value for money, as it comes with everything you need to make your dried wreath—including dried moss, a variety of dried and preserved flowers, and foliage, including preserved eucalyptus, natural grasses, seed pods, and flower heads. Plus, because it's all dried (as opposed to fresh) this will be a wreath you can use for as long as you want. 

Waitrose Florist Christmas Make Your Own Wreath

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6. Waitrose Florist Christmas Make Your Own Wreath

Specifications
RRP: £35
Included in kit: 1 x wicker wreath base 2 x noble fir 2 x hemlock 2 x pinus strobus 1 x eucalyptus cinerea 2 x white berry Ilex pick 2 x white-tipped natural spruce cones 2 x white-tipped natural omerica cones
Instructions included: No
Reasons to buy
+Less expensive+Stylish and minimalist

If you're looking for a slightly more inexpensive wreath craft kit, then this option from Waitrose Florist is a great pick. It's a little more simple, but still stylish and minimalistic, and will create a beautiful rustic wreath that you can keep in your home for months (or years) to come. It includes plenty of artificial decor items, including pine cones, greenery, berries and eucalyptus. It also comes with a full set of instructions and a hanging ribbon, so it should be pretty straightforward to set up too. 

Not On The High Street metal wreath

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7. Christmas Metal Wreath-making Kit

Specifications
RRP: £20
Included in kit: Pre-cut leaves, wreath base ring, sandpaper, embossing mat, copper wire, a nail, BlueTack
Instructions included: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Very affordable+Will provide a really unique wreath

This basic kit is ideal for those looking out for a “recycled” unique wreath that will truly stand out on your front door. With the kit (for which you'll only need to provide a biro and scissors), you'll be able to create a metal wreath with the pre-cut metal leaves provided in a quick and easy way. Brilliantly, it is also sent in a letterbox-shaped container, so will be able to fit through your door or postbox even if you aren't in. Be warned, though, this is a kit primarily designed for adults, and if you are supervising any children you'll need to be aware of the potentially sharp edges of the leaves. 


What do you need to make a wreath?

Making your own wreath can be incredibly fun and rewarding, and leave you with the style of your dreams that you simply can't achieve with a standard shop-bought one. However, there's no doubt that they are trickier to create. Trudy Hendy, the wreath-making expert at Langford Lakes Christmas tree farm, says, “Making your own wreaths can be a little harder. However, if you’re feeling creative or want to get involved in a festive activity with family or friends, this is a great opportunity. It’s about getting the right technique. You’ll need the right equipment, tools, and the right type of foliage, too.” 

So what should we have to hand before we embark on creating a wreath—or what should be checking our Christmas wreath-making kit for before buying?

Hendy explains that you need:

  • Secateurs or scissors to cut your wire and decor with.
  • A wire ring to create the base of your wreath.
  • Gloves to protect your hands from any potential rashes, cuts, and scratches.
  • For additional finishing touches, you will also need a glue gun or additional wire if you want to attach any other decorations to complete your wreath.

She also explains, "To be more sustainable and eco-conscious, you could use vintage decorations such as baubles, old tinsel or ribbons, and even cinnamon sticks from your cooking cupboards, really get creative with it."

Emily Lambert, owner, and florist at Thatch Roses, adds that when decorating your wreath "using evergreen foliage which you can cut from the garden, you can bind bundles of foliage onto your base using bind wire or twine. To add further decor, things like fresh flowers can be pushed into your base to secure them, or items can be attached using floristry wires."

DIY Christmas wreath making materials

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Why can making a wreath be better than buying?

According to Lambert, “Making your own wreath can be better than buying one because it’s totally bespoke to you and your home. And if you’re eco-conscious, you can be sure to know exactly where your ingredients have come from.”

Trudy agreed, telling w&h, “Making your own wreath makes it more personal and you can decorate it with your own style in mind. You can add any foliage which can be found in your garden or even at your nearby flower shop to support independent businesses in your area. It shouldn’t cost a lot, as you won’t need much. I recommend that you don’t over-buy, it doesn’t take much to make a wreath, and you can build it as you go along! “Some people like modern, some like rustic, or you can even have fabric ones. You need to choose what you like. I recommend buying fresh. With everyone concerned about their environmental impact, they can be disposed of in garden waste and composted.”

And now that you've sorted your wreath, why not take a look at our guide to the best luxury Christmas crackers to ensure that your home is ready for the festivities.