Looking for a winter wreath that doesn’t scream HOLIDAYS?! Don’t miss this pretty DIY winter wreath that could easily remain on the door from early December to Valentine’s!
The first of year is always a design challenge for me…I tend to decorate around holidays a bit more than season, so I don’t have a lot of plain “winter” decor. Since I get a bit obsessed with organizing and purging after the busy holiday season the clean, empty spaces INSIDE the house work well until it’s time to pull out Valentine’s decor, but I cannot handle a bare front door.
The weather in Utah is dry enough that the live wreath I put out in late November is starting to drop it’s needles, so when I was approached to join several friends in sharing a winter wreath that didn’t carry a holiday theme I was “in.” Today I am sharing instructions for my DIY winter wreath, along with five other wreaths that you’re going to LOVE.
Pick up direct links to each individual wreath above at the bottom of this post.
DIY Winter Wreath
This past Christmas holiday my house was decorated to the rafters with gnomes of every size, including a giant gnome on the front porch. I loved it, but I’ve already determined that next year I want to take a bit of a different direction and had been leaning toward more of a ski lodge theme.
Not only do I have the perfect wreath for January, but I’m getting a good jump on next year’s porch decor with the fun grapevine project I’m sharing with you today. My DIY winter wreath incorporates a pair of silver skis, along with a pretty mountain themed banner. The best part? Next year I can put this wreath up in late November and it will carry through until I am ready to put out my Valentine’s decor.
What you will need to create your own winter wreath:
Most of the items included on my wreath were purchased at Hobby Lobby. I have provided a direct affiliate link wherever possible so that you can easily shop and create!
- 24″ Grapevine Wreath
- White Statice Spray (2)
- Green Lamb’s Ear (3)
- White Oval Bead Pick (2)
- Silver Ski Holiday Ornament
- Floral Wire + Wire Cutters
- Glue Gun + Hot Glue
- Blank Canvas Flag (similar)
- Take Me to the Mountains Cut File (download below)
- Silver Glitter HTV
- Cricut Easy Press
- Gray and White Buffalo Check Ribbon
- Gray and White Deer Head Grosgrain Ribbon
I try to purchase all of the items I buy at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. The floral stems go on sale for 50% off every two weeks. Ribbon is on sale for 30-50% off every two weeks, as well. If you don’t live near a store, don’t worry. Hobby Lobby offers free shipping regularly. The Cricut items do not go on sale at Hobby Lobby. I typically purchase those items directly from Cricut. They do have regular sales.
If you’d like to know when the sales occur, make sure you’re following my Instagram. I share special sales dates and codes on my stories regularly!
How to recreate this DIY winter wreath:
- Start your DIY winter wreath with a plain grapevine wreath form. If you’ve been following along for a while, you’ll know I love to use a grapevine wreath base (here’s a winter wreath I created for my mom’s home last year!). They’re so easy to create with and you’re not going to have a saggy wreath falling apart on your door.
- Layer greenery and vines starting with the largest items first. On this wreath, I started with the largest pieces of my white statice spray (I also used this in my summer flamingo wreath – it has the look of snow and coral!).
I followed up the statice with lamb’s ear – I’ve used lamb’s ear in several wreaths including this holiday wreath and my super popular spring wreath.
The final stem used in this wreath was the white oval beads.
- Add focal items to the wreath after all the stems are placed. I found the silver skis mounted on my wreath in the clearance section at Target. It’s the perfect addition to my wreath and gives it a real “winter” touch.
- Add any ribbon to your wreath. Sometimes I go all out and add two types of ribbon, like I did on this DIY winter wreath, but other wreaths like the Valentine’s wreath I made last year (which happens to be my most popular wreath), or this fall wreath don’t require any additional fuss.
- I also added an optional centerpiece to this DIY winter wreath. I like the additional privacy it provides with my very open glass front door, plus it helps carry the winter ski theme…It’s a simple blank canvas banner dressed up with some silver glitter vinyl cut on my Cricut. I had used the “Take Me to the Mountains” cut file previously on a t-shirt. You can download the cut file for use with this wreath or any old thing below!
This diy winter wreath project took under an hour from start to finish and I just love the way it looks on my front door!