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Christmas Wreath Magic: Garden-Inspired Guide

Christmas is a special time of year that brings joy and cheer to our homes. Decorating your home with a beautiful festive door wreath is a great way to welcome your guests and get into the holiday spirit. Making your own wreath is not only a cost-effective option, but it also allows you to get creative and make something unique that fits your personal style. In this blog, we will show you how to make a Christmas door wreath using bits from the garden and how to recycle the plant once finished.

photo of green door christmas wreath mounted in green wooden door
Photographer: Jez Timms | Source: Unsplash
  • A wire wreath frame
  • Garden shears
  • Florist wire
  • Garden twine
  • A selection of greenery from your garden, such as pine, holly, ivy, eucalyptus, or any other evergreen shrubs or trees
  • Decorations of your choice, such as pinecones, berries, cinnamon sticks, or bows


  1. Begin by selecting the greenery that you would like to use for your wreath. You can use a variety of evergreen shrubs or trees, such as pine, holly, ivy, and eucalyptus. Cut the branches into pieces that are roughly 6-8 inches long.
  2. Take your wire wreath frame and begin attaching the greenery to the frame using florist wire. Take one piece of greenery and lay it over the frame. Hold it in place with one hand and wrap florist wire around the frame and the greenery with the other hand. Twist the wire tightly to secure the greenery in place. Repeat this process with additional pieces of greenery, overlapping them slightly as you go.
  3. Continue adding greenery to the wreath, making sure to cover the entire frame. You can use different types of greenery to create a textured look or stick to one type for a more uniform appearance. Once you have covered the frame with greenery, use garden twine to tie off the wire and secure the greenery in place.
  4. Once you have your greenery in place, you can start decorating your wreath. Use florist wire to attach pine cones, berries, cinnamon sticks, or bows to the wreath. Be creative and add whatever decorations you like!
  5. Once your wreath is complete, it’s important to remember to recycle the greenery. If the greenery is not contaminated with glitter, paint, or plastic, you can compost it or use it as mulch in your garden. If it is contaminated with non-biodegradable materials, dispose of it in your non-recyclable waste.

Making a Christmas door wreath using bits from your garden is a great way to get creative and bring some festive cheer to your home.

Remember to recycle the greenery once the holiday season is over, so you can enjoy your wreath and do your part for the environment at the same time.

Merry Christmas!

As you embrace the holiday spirit with your Christmas wreath, envision a sustainable future for your garden. When it's time to recycle, imagine nurturing your plants with compost made from this very greenery. Explore our compost options on our website's Compost Page for a garden full of life. Make your festive season and garden thrive—visit now!

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