The leaves and berries give this wreath a familiar, organic feel. The wire makes this wreath fun and unique. Just follow these simple, step-by-step instructions for your own wire wreath. You can download and print this DIY wreath tutorial, too.
Time: 3 hours
Cost: Less than $30
Tools and Materials
- Wire cutters
- Spray paint
- 14 gauge wire—one 4-foot piece, five 7½-foot pieces
- Heavy duty stapler
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Plywood for wreath frame (cut yourself or buy at craft store, see dimensions below)
- Burlap, 5-foot strip, 3-inches wide
- Leaves, holiday picks
Make the body of the wreath using 1/4-inch plywood. First, cut a circle 12 inches in diameter. Then, cut an inner circle that is 6 inches in diameter.
Spray paint the wooden ring.
Run the 14 gauge wire in and around the entire wooden ring. You can space wire as wide or tight as you like.
Thread the 5-foot strip of burlap with your 4-foot piece of wire.
Creating small loops, place the wire on the back side of the wreath and secure every few inches with a heavy duty stapler.
Take a piece of the 7 1/2-inch wire and create three large loops. Wrap the excess wire around the base of the three loops to secure the looped section. Secure the end of the looped section on the back of the wood ring with the stapler.
Continue to do the same with the remaining 7 1/2-inch wire pieces, adding looped sections of wire around the face of the wreath.
Accessorize the front of the wreath with leaves that have been spray painted. Attach them by wedging between the wire that is wrapped around the wooden ring.
Add holiday picks to the wreath as you did the leaves. Finally, use a glue gun to secure the decorations permanently.
Display your unique new wreath on your front door.
Download printable instructions for this Wire Wreath tutorial and get started!
And while you’re at it, take a look at more DIY projects here on The Home Depot blog.