DIY Fresh Evergreen Wreath

It’s easier to make a fresh evergreen wreath than you might think. This project only takes about 1 hour from start to finish.



All you have to do is gather greens from your yard, your neighbor’s yard, your friends’ yard etc…  Buy or re-use a wire wreath frame. You can get them at any craft store and many places online. The last thing you need is a paddle of wire. This can also be bought at a craft store, typically in the floral section.

wreath1Start with tying the wire to the wreath frame. Gather bunches of the plant materials around 6 inches long and 4-6 inches wide and place them on an angle on the frame, to the right outside area. Then wrap the wire around the bottom 1-2 inches of the bunch. I usually wrap around 2-3 times pulling firmly on the paddle. wreath2Add another bunch to the left of the first one and attach it by wrapping more wire around the bunch and the frame. Next add a bunch below the first bunch overlapping slightly and continue with another to the left and so on. Before you know it you will have completed the entire wreath. Then cut the wire leaving several inches to attach to the back by twisting it around the frame several times. Adorn with a pretty ribbon, berries, pine cones or leave it just as is.

Learn how to easily make your own fresh evergreen wreath. If you have materials in your landscape or know someone who does it will cost very little to make.

It’s a lot of fun to create, saves you money, and it smells wonderful.


About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. Your wreath is gorgeous! I bet it stays fresh much longer than the store bought ones.
    Looking forward to seeing your Christmas home tour!

  2. Homemade is the best in my book! Love this classic fresh greens wreath!

  3. I love a fresh wreath! Thanks so much!

  4. LOVE it!! I have yet to make an evergreen wreath, but it’s on my to-do list this year!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  5. mmmmm I can almost smell it through my computer !!!


  6. Oh my gosh… look how full and wonderful this wreath is! It’s amazing! Pinned!

  7. I love this wreath

  8. I have always wanted to make a fresh wreath but I am still a little confussed. Do I the second bunch where it overlaps the wire on the first bunch?

    • Hi Traci,

      Here’s what I do. I start with one bunch and adhere it to the frame on a slight angle to the right. Then I place another bunch right next the first one just to its left. This should give you greenery on the inside and out of the frame. To your question: For the next step repeat the first but moved down 3 inches or so below the first group so the branches overlap and cover the first group. Does that make sense? If not let me know. Sorry it wasn’t more clear for you.

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