This DIY Giant Evergreen Christmas Wreath is the perfect holiday statement for your front door! Made with faux and fresh evergreen sprigs, red holly berries and Buffalo plaid ribbon!
In case you haven’t noticed, I have a *slight* deep seeded love of giant wreaths. It all started with this wreath from last year, then I had to make one for winter, one for fall, one for summer and now I’ve gone and done it again with this giant wreath for Christmas this year. I hope you leave here today inspired to make one for your home too!
Put a Ribbon On It!
For this wreath I combined my love of giant wreaths with my equally large love of Buffalo plaid…Buffalo plaid is everywhere here in my home at Christmas! Just a simple bit of ribbon makes this wreath complete!
Use Faux and Fresh Greens
And of course you can’t have a Christmas wreath without sprigs of evergreen! For my evergreen wreaths I like to use a mixture of faux and fresh evergreen sprigs. I add the faux stems as the anchor, then tuck in fresh sprigs to make the wreath look really full! Wreath Tip! This is also a great way to have a ‘fresh’ wreath all throughout the season because you can remove sprigs as they dry out and replace them…you’ll have a lovely scented wreath until January!
But I think my most favourite thing about making these wreaths is photographing them. Both years the weather has cooperated beautifully with a perfectly timed snowfall! Is there anything more beautiful than a giant snowfall?! So as the snow fell from the sky I dragged my husband out to the country for a wreath photoshoot! What a good sport! But seriously, is there any better backdrop? I think not.
2 wreaths, twice the fun!
I actually made 2 giant wreaths this year, this one here and also this Giant Evergreen Wreath with Plaid and Dried Orange Slices! Too fun! I’m definitely a Canadian girl…I love love love snow and winter.
Wreath Making Tip!
Anyway, I hope you try to make a wreath like this for your home. Don’t be fooled into thinking they’re hard to make because they’re not…I promise. It’s really all about stuffing in sprigs of evergreen until you get it the way you like it. The whole thing only takes about 20-30 minutes! Oh and did I also mention the supplies are less than $30…or even cheaper if you can cut your own greens. Wreath tip! Reuse your grapevine wreath base year after year, or even season after season. I used this same base for all of my wreaths over this past year.
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What YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS GIANT EVERGREEN Christmas WREATH:
- 1 large grapevine wreath base: I bought the biggest one I could find at Michaels…but still small enough that it will fit on my door.
- evergreen sprigs: fresh and/or faux evergreen sprigs (or both like I used). I used sprigs of fir, cedar and pine.
- 4 large faux evergreen sprigs
- 2 large faux flocked evergreen sprigs that I cut into pieces to stuff into the wreath
- ~ 10 fresh cedar sprigs
- ~ 8 fresh pine sprigs
- ~ 10 – 12 small fresh evergreen sprigs for filling gaps
- sprigs of berries: 1 sprig of large faux red berries (I just snipped them off to stuff in)
- pine cones, about 4
- ribbon, I used a cloth Buffalo Check ribbon
- green floral wire or twine for securing the evergreen sprigs
HOW TO MAKE A GIANT EVERGREEN Christmas WREATH:
- Hang the grapevine wreath base on a wreath hanger on a door inside. This to be the easiest way to assemble a wreath, because you can see what you are doing.
- I start with 2 large faux evergreen sprigs as the base, and stuffed each one into the bottom of the wreath base…one on each side for balance, with the stem towards the bottom of the wreath, and the evergreen fanning upward. I used a little bit of floral wire to secure them. (I used faux sprigs as the base because I want to be able to only switch out small fresh pieces over the season as they dry out, while the faux ones remain ‘fresh’ in appearance)
- Then I stuffed in 2 pieces of the faux flocked stems.
- Then I stuffed in more pieces of the faux evergreen stems above the faux ones.
- Then I tucked in the fresh cedar, pine and evergreen sprigs at random, securing with wire as needed. Basically, what I do to one side of the wreath, I do to the other, for balance.
- Then I tucked in the berries and acorns. Securing with wire as needed.
- Step back, have a look and see if both sides mirror each other, and add and adjust as needed.
- Wrap the ribbon on the base of the wreath, leaving ribbon trailing down.
Watch the Video to see how I made this Giant Evergreen Wreath!
So so so so so pretty. I seriously could make these for days.
More DIY Evergreen Wreaths to Make this Season!
- Christmas Evergreen Wreath
- Winter Evergreen Wreath
- DIY Giant Evergreen Wreath with Dried Orange Slices and Plaid
Have a very Merry day!