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DIY Winter Wreath with Bells (step-by-step tutorial)

Make a simple DIY winter wreath by using any simple winter greenery you can find! Add some pretty bells for just the right festive touch!

It’s time to start thinking about decorating for Christmas – and gather inspiration from the corners of the inter webs. I’m always down for making a simple DIY wreath for myself, and this year is no different.

A DIY Winter Wreath

I also find that making holiday decor that can transition easily into winter decor is my favorite. I might add some red berries right around Christmas – if I’m feeling extra festive – and then remove them after the holidays are over.

You can hang this wreath on the front door, or an interior door in your home. Either way, this wreath is perfect for now through the end of January and beyond! Let’s make it…

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I love sharing new Christmas craft ideas with you! In fact, I’ve shared 7+ ways to decorate with Christmas ribbon, free printable Christmas tags and how to hang a Christmas mantel garland! My hope is that these articles will help you create a beautiful home that you love for the holidays.

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Supplies You’ll Need to Make a Winter Wreath

How to Make a Winter Christmas Wreath

Please forgive me for not taking any photos of these steps. I created a video of the important steps, which you can watch below. But it’s really easy to do!

1. Choose Your Wreath Shape

Select the grapevine wreath you would like to use. You can choose round or square!

2. Gather the Greenery

Get all of your greenery together in one place and start to decide which pieces you will use. I used faux eucalyptus, winter evergreen stems with white brushed pine cones, cedar sprigs.

You could absolutely make this DIY winter wreath with fresh greens from your backyard. Add some twigs and pinecones, too for a beautiful live wreath!

3. Take apart the Greenery

Begin by disassembling the Simple Pine Branch with your floral wire cutters. Don’t make the stems too long. Keep them less than 5 inches long, when you can!

4. Place the Stems in the Wreath

Start sticking the stems evenly along the grapevine wreath form until you’ve used them all. Stagger the different types of evergreens as you go!

5. Continue to place the stems in the wreath until it’s full

Then I moved on to the next stem I wanted to use, and disassembled it and stuck it into the grapevine wreath until it’s full! I used all four of the winter stems and then just a few sprigs of the eucalyptus to complete the look.

6. Use hot glue to glue each stem into the wreath

I simply pull back the stems a little bit, add some glue and push it back into the grapevine wreath.

7. Add some festive bells!

Add seem pretty bells if you want to amp up the holiday look. I think this makes the wreath feel complete and it’s so festive for the holidays and beyond!

DIY Winter Wreath with bells

I love how it turned out and will keep it right here on my chalkboard through the holidays and into winter!

Video Tutorial for Winter Wreath

While I chose to adorn my chalkboard with my wreath, it would be the perfect door decoration, too!

DIY Winter Wreath

Let me know if you have any questions about my winter wreath ideas in the comments below

More Christmas Bell Ideas

In 2020, I used 3 sets of these same bells in my mantel garland. And it turned out so cute!

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Learn how to make a mantel garland here.

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13 Comments

    1. Love love love! My husband already ordered a fresh Christmas wreath, but I plan on using some of the touches you use in this DIY, especially the bells.
      Great Job Krista ๐Ÿค—

  1. I LOVE this! I did just about this exact wreath with these bells a few years ago and it’s always been my favorite! โค That does it, I’m doing it again this year!! My father-in-law calls these “horse bells”. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. I just bought the bells! 3,sets. I saw your post last year and loved those belks. I was hoping to find something less expensive but it never happened I thought of those bells throughout the year so this year I made sure to purchase them . (After your post about things that sell out) . They came today. My front door has a small porch covering but otherwise is exposed to the elements. Do you think the bells Would be OK outside?

  2. Thanks for sharing. Love your style. Simple to make, items from the craft stash on hand, and the ribbon you used to tie it up. Not quite ready for red and green yet, just the cooler weather and fall feel.

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