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DIY Mixed Greens Christmas Wreath

Make this DIY mixed greens Christmas wreath (with fresh or faux greenery) and your front door will instantly say “Happy Holidays!”

mixed greens christmas wreath supplies needed

It’s time, once again, to spruce up our front porch for the holiday season…but before we get into that, I’d like to say something that I’ve mentioned before, and we all need a reminder. I know that I have felt unwanted pressure, self-imposed for sure, to top what I did last year, and come up with something new. At the same time, I have tried very hard to stay true to the philosophy of this blog, and the way I run my life.

My mantra, simple is best, applies at Christmas more than any other time of year. What I’ve got planned to show you over the next few weeks will be classic holiday decor. Fun pillows, white lights, plaid ribbon, and some fresh pine. It’s all easy, and nothing will be too time-consuming. I added a few new things that I showed you {HERE,}  but mostly I am using decorations I already have.

My wish is that you will come away with a few new ideas that make you feel confident. Ideas and inspiration that aren’t overwhelming, or take a lot of time. With all that said, I hope any time you spend decorating your home for the holidays is fun and satisfying…because that’s the way it should be. 

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Mixed Greens Christmas Wreath Supplied Needed:

Greenery sources: The boxwood is part of a garland and can be found HERE. The juniper can be purchased HERE. The other greenery was purchased locally. 

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About the mixed greens:

The most cost effective way to make this wreath is to use various pieces of greenery you already have. I used all faux greenery, had everything in my stash, and didn’t have to buy anything except the ribbon. Another budget-friendly way to recreate this wreath is to use real greens. If you are lucky enough to have different varieties of evergreen trees, just wander out and cut some branches! Also, bunches of pine can be purchased during the holidays at garden centers and even grocery stores. Many times you can pick up a small bunch of greenery for just a few dollars. 

mixed greens christmas wreath with red plaid bow

To assemble the mixed greens Christmas wreath:

  • Put your wreath on a flat surface. 
  • Position your varieties of greenery on the wreath to determine the spacing.
  • Using florist wire, attach the greenery to the wreath. If you are using floral picks, they can be inserted right into the grapevine.
  • The last, optional step is to add a festive bow. 

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I love that this Christmas wreath was inexpensive, easy, and very quick to put together…but what I love the most is the way it looks on our front door. I haven’t used plaid ribbon for a very long time, and I enjoy the festive pop of color and interest. It also shows up nicely from the street.

If you struggle with making your own bows, don’t despair! Lovely bows can now be purchased at craft or discount stores, and also online. If you want to try your hand at making a bow, click {HERE} for an easy video tutorial. 

Click {HERE} for pre-made bows on Etsy.

mixed greens christmas wreath on blue door

Stay tuned, because the rest of our Christmas front porch is coming soon. It’s very simple, but our snowman theme is fun, and just a little bit whimsical. Perfect for the holidays!

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16 Comments

  1. I always love your décor ideas. I’m trying to simplify my Christmas decorations and your special tips are so helpful. Thank you!

  2. Love everything about this wreath! Simple, plain, but lovely!
    Thank you, Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family. 🦃🍽🍁🍂

  3. Well said, you can go wrong with simple and classic. I can’t wait to see what you share.

  4. Lorri Rauscher says:

    Thank you for putting that little video on how to make a bow. The wreath is lovely..like how you used different pieces of greenery. Ann..this wreath will only be able to be on your door for a month or so if it is all real greenery?

  5. shelly bartz says:

    Love your thoughts! Thank you!!!

  6. I love your faux greenery! I thought they were real. Could you please share the source? It would be nice to have something that would last for years.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Kristy…I have a source for the boxwood and juniper…but they are pricey. I added them to the post. The other greenery was bought locally over the past few years. Thank you!

      1. Thank you! I was amazed by how real they all looked.

  7. I look forward to seeing all your ideas and appreciate your efforts to making everything easier. Thank you very much for adding joy to my life!

  8. Koni Billings says:

    Finally! Someone that gets it. All of the blog/vlog writers want to be the most “in” person of the season. That does not allow for us to learn to be the “best” in the season. It takes time to build confidence in what that particular season means to each of us-hence it takes time to learn how to be the most creative within that season. If each of us is allowed, without the pressure we place upon ourselves, whether it be social or inner, we can become timeless in our style. Much as you have learned what it is that you love, and practice! Thank you for understanding and passing that along to us. It is what a teacher does, encourages each of us to find our own unique way! Koni Billings, Troy Texas

  9. Loving the simplicity of this design. 🌲

  10. Love the natural greens and the plaid bow.Can’t wait to see your porch.

  11. The underlying tone in blog-land is to over-do and I am glad that you have addressed this today. While I make no attempt to compete with what I see or read, I know many others do and consequently feel “less than” as a result when this is the time to enjoy and celebrate with our friends and family. I understand that many use this format for income and therefore their focus has to be somewhat different. Your wreath is lovely, just right. Interestingly, I also like visiting and looking at Victorian-style houses in my area during the holidays. Brimming with over-the-top decor they have a romantic and magical quality. However, I like coming home to my curated environment. More calm, more me!

  12. Gorgeous wreath…and so simple. It’s a great elegant touch! ;)

  13. I love the wreath simple but elegant!!
    I enjoy your website very much.

  14. I love what you share. Not everyone wants snow blowing globes. I am following you for the sweet things you share. I found “this southern girls can.”. She has the crafts I love to make. Wreaths and ornaments. Simple Dollar Tree purchases. A star from plastic forks. The one thing I truly want is a whispy wreath. I saw one decorated sprayed white and red cardinals placed around. Just beautiful but whispy wreaths are more than I can spend. Your emails make me happy. PS: I am making a fireplace with the diaper boxes from my twin grandbabies and a tree from a safety cone and one from three $1 funnels. I am currently bedridden for a long while and these I can make from bed. Also lights with candlestick holders and glass candy jars. Some black paint and frosted paint and they are adorable.