A Proverbs Wife

Do-It-Yourself Christmas Wreath

DIY Christmas Wreath | AProverbsWife.com

Something is happening in my life right now and I am loving it.

God is moving and working in ways I can’t fully put into words.

He’s taking broken things and restoring them.

He’s making old things new and as I see His hand moving in my life I am inspired and encouraged.

It’s been a 10 year journey to my husband I becoming debt-free except for our mortgage and 100% self employed.

No side jobs.

No credit collectors.

Just freedom.

We given up a lot to get where we are including the luxury of running out and buying things we want.

Something I’ve always wanted to do us decorate with the seasons but that can be a costly hobby.

Over the years, in order to keep with our goal of being debt free, I’ve had to find ways to decorate on a budget.

I rely on after holiday clearance sales and frugal do it yourself projects to soothe my desire for seasonal decorating.

Today’s project is very frugal and it was made with things I already had.



  • 2 garland (any color or style)
  • Large cardboard
  • 2 packs of Christmas tree ornaments
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Ribbon or string (for hanging)


1. Cut out a circle (the size you want your wreath) from a large piece of cardboard.




2. Trace and cut out a smaller circle in the center if your larger circle. This will create a ring to build your wreath.

3. Now, thread your ribbon through the center whole, bring together and tie at the top of your ring. This will be used to hang your wreath.

4. Then take the end of your first piece of garland and hot glue it to the back of your cardboard ring.


5. Now begin threading your garland through the center circle of the ring and wrapping it around the outer edge of the ring and continuing until you come to the end of your garland.


6. At this point you can hot glue the end of your first piece of garland to the beginning of the second piece of garland and continue wrapping unto you come to the end of your second piece of garland.


7. Now that all of your garland is on your ring began spreading, spacing and tightening or loosening it as desired. Once you’ve achieved the desired look, hot glue the end of the second piece of the garland to your cardboard ring.


8. Next you need to add your ornaments. Begin by placing the ornaments in the pattern that you desire. Once you decide on a pattern start hot gluing the ornaments to the cardboard. You may have to separate the garland a bit in order for the ornaments to touch the cardboard.


9. Once everything is glued on you can take it outside and hang it. I have a Fall wreath that’s way heavier than the one in this tutorial which I hang on 3M command hooks. I have never had a problem with them holding the weight promised.



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15 thoughts on “Do-It-Yourself Christmas Wreath

  1. I’m an Undomestic Diva, but this looks doable!


    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    Hi @Heather,

    This project is so doable. I would have made it much bigger if I knew how small it would look on my front door from the street. It’s a great project, big impact and very easy.


  2. I love this!! I agree, sometimes decorating can be expensive so you have to get a little creative. Very cool.


    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Laila @OnlyLaila,

    This allows us to save money and customize the look of our door eye candy.


  3. This s awesome. I love wreaths and want to hang them for all the seasons but cant afford to buy them. I’m going to try and do this. Thanks!!!


    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    Hi @Chasing Joy,

    So glad you were inspired to give it a shot. If you run into issues and have questions let me know.


  4. Now this is cool. These bad boys are $30-$40 bucks in the store. I like this because I can add my own touch to it. Thanks!


    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Uneeka jay,

    Yes they are. This way it’s cheaper and you can make it as unique as you’d like.


  5. Beautiful wreath! I am interested to know how you got out of debt as well– do you have a diy on that?


    The Proverbs Wife Reply:


    I have written about my journey several times on my site and you can access them by searching the finances tag: http://aproverbswife.com/category/finances but for more specific go here http://aproverbswife.com/2010/05/put-the-budge-back-in-your-budget.html and here http://aproverbswife.com/2010/05/5-habits-that-are-probably-keeping-you-in-debt.html for starters. We followed primarily Dave Ramsey and some of the Econimedes techniques to pay of our debt. We do still have a mortgage we are paying off but should be done with that in about 10 years earlier than anticipated God willing. 🙂


  6. Very cool. I really like the fall one. This would be a cool project to do with the kiddos.


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