28 Winter Wreath Ideas to Decorate Your Home This Season

Caroline Gilbert
Written by Caroline Gilbert
Updated November 4, 2022
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Adorn your home with these festive and crafty winter wreath ideas

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Nothing announces the approaching holiday season like festive decor springing up across the neighborhood. Whether you go all out by hiring a pro to install your lights and drape garlands across your porch, or you just go sweet and simple with a red bow on the mailbox, the joy of winter decor is sure to put a smile on your face. 

One of the best ways to decorate your door for the holidays is with a winter wreath. Dating back to ancient Greece, wreaths on your door symbolize the changing of the seasons, everlasting hope, and life. 

Keep reading for festive winter wreath ideas for your front door and living room. Plus, get three printable wreath activities for the whole family to enjoy.

1. Winter Flowers Wreath

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To embrace the season, incorporate winter flowers into your wreath. Some flowers that bloom in winter include snowdrops, pansies, amaryllis, sweet peas, camellias, carnations, and poinsettias.

2. Snowball Wreath

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Nothing says winter like glistening snow, so consider a wreath covered in snowballs. To create the snowballs, you can use pom poms or painted styrofoam balls from the craft store.

3. Embroidery Hoop Wreath

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An embroidery hoop makes for a minimal, modern, and cute base for your wreath. Attach flowers, leaves, and other winter decor to half or a quarter of the hoop and leave the rest of the hoop bare.

4. Frosted Forest Wreath

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Bring a winter wonderland to your walkway and doorstep with a wreath decorated with frosted trees, pine cones, and leaves. You can buy these decorations already frosted at the craft store or sprinkle them with white paint yourself.

5. Holly Wreath

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Holly is often used in Christmas decorations, making it a great choice for a wreath. No matter which holiday you celebrate, these bright red berries can add some festive and seasonal pops of crimson to the white winter landscape.

6. Cozy Felt or Yarn Wreath

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As the air gets cold, it’s time to get out the cozy blankets and sweaters. Replicate that warmth with a wreath wrapped in felt or yarn. Choose seasonally appropriate colors such as white, beige, or blue.

7. Birdseed Wreath

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A fun wintertime DIY to hang on a tree, a birdseed wreath can bring festivity to the yard while supporting your local winged friends. You can make a birdseed wreath by mixing seeds with gelatin, corn syrup, and flour, and then baking the mixture in a bundt pan.

8. Pinecone Wreath

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Pine trees and pinecones are symbols of festivity, regeneration, and wisdom. Add them to your winter wreath for a touch of nature in your decoration.

9. Jingle Bell Wreath

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Can’t get “Jingle Bells” out of your head when the holidays roll around? Embrace the fun by decorating your winter wreath with jingle bells that ring throughout the house when you open the front door.

10. Paper Cutout Wreath

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If you’re itching to make a paper craft this holiday, cut out paper leaves, trees, or snowflakes and glue them together in a wreath formation. You’ll want to keep a paper cutout wreath inside where it’s protected from the elements.

11. Moon Wreath

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Especially popular right now is the homemade moon wreath—a wreath shaped like a crescent and personalized with seasonal ornaments. As the days get shorter and nights get longer, a moon wreath can be a great way to celebrate festive winter nights.

12. Citrus Wreath

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Orange and cinnamon are common aesthetic pairings for holiday wreaths. Cinnamon reminds us of cozy drinks and baked goods, while oranges have a history in the tradition of St. Nicholas. Today, dried orange slices paired with cinnamon sticks make for beautiful wreath additions.

13. Ornament Wreath

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If you have some extra ornaments left over from decorating your interior, glue them to a hoop to form a shiny and eye-catching holiday wreath for your front door or mantle.

14. Rustic Wreath

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For a rustic and natural look, collect pine needles, leaves, twigs, and other goodies from the yard to create your own wreath from gathered materials.

15. Grapevine Wreath

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There are tons of winter grapevine wreath ideas out there because grapevines can be easily shaped into a hoop. You can collect and shape the vines yourself or buy them pre-shaped to use as a blank canvas for your wreath decorations.

16. Button Wreath

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To make a cute and crafty-looking wreath, glue buttons of different sizes onto a donut-shaped piece of cardboard or other sturdy material.

17. Burlap Wreath

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A wreath wrapped in burlap makes a great addition to a farmhouse-style porch or other rustic decor.

18. Fall Harvest Wreath

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Connected with the autumn harvest, a corn husk or wheat wreath can continue to bring charm to your front entrance well into the winter season.

19. Big Bow Wreath

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If you want to draw more attention to your wreath, tie it with a large bow or ribbon that complements the rest of your winter decor, front door color, or exterior paint.

20. Lamb’s Ear Wreath

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These silvery, fuzzy leaves can come together to make a wreath that feels great for every season. If you’re worried about the leaves drying out or falling off, you can buy realistic-looking fake ones.

21. Touch of Gold Wreath

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With some branches, leaves, and gold spray paint, you’ll turn a wreath into an elegant decor piece reminiscent of the star at the top of a Christmas tree.

22. Wood Bead Wreath

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To create a modern winter statement piece, string large wood beads onto a wire hoop. You can then tie a winter bow and glue holly leaves or other decor onto the bottom of the wreath.

23. Stained Glass Wreath

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A stained glass wreath is a unique choice that will brighten up your entryway with bright and contrasting colors. The best part is it’s one of the easiest options you’ll find.

24. Dried Flower Wreath

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The preserved flowers in a dried flower wreath will last much longer than non-preserved flowers, letting you reuse this wreath for the next holiday season.

25. Pampas Grass Wreath

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For a wreath that uses bright, wintry colors, make one out of pampas grass. If you’re lucky, you might already have a bush growing in your yard.

26. Feather Wreath

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A feather wreath is great for any time of the year. This style of wreath keeps your color options open, since there are so many different feathers you can choose from at the craft store.

27. Heart-Shaped Wreath

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Looking for a way to express your love right on your front door? Then a heart-shaped wreath is right for you, and it could come in handy for Valentine’s Day as well.

28. Walnuts and Cinnamon Wreath

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A walnut and cinnamon wreath displays the holiday spirit like nothing else. Embrace the winter with this cozy and earthy wreath on your door.

Winter Wreath Printables

If your family is in a crafty mood after making your winter wreath, you’re in luck. We’ve created several wreath-themed printable activities for you to try, perfect for holiday get-togethers or days when it’s too cold to go outside.

Paper Wreath Cutout

This DIY paper wreath is super cute and easy to make. Print out the pages below and follow the tutorial to make a paper wreath with nothing but cardstock, scissors, and a stapler. If you use waterproof paper, you can hang it up outside. If you use regular paper, it can make a great living room wall hanging or door piece for kids’ rooms.

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Wreath Photo Ornaments

Looking for more homemade winter decor? Have the kids cut out these printable wreaths and color them in. Make sure to cut out the middles, too, so you can place baby photos or family pictures in the center of the wreaths. Then, tie a string or ornament hook to the top of the printables and hang them up for all to see.

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Download Wreath Photo Ornaments Here

Wreath Coloring Page

Print these coloring pages and doodle away for a fun holiday activity. You can decorate the pages with pom-poms, glitter, and stickers, and then hang them on the fridge.

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Download Wreath Coloring Page Here

If scrolling through loads of winter wreath ideas has put you in the winter decorating mood, make sure to reach out to a holiday decorating company to help you safely string up lights, hang the tinsel, and deck out the whole house in time for the winter season.

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