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It wouldn’t be Christmas without a wreath on the door and we’ve gathered up our favourite alternative Christmas wreath ideas. From modern, striking ideas to charming vintage-inspired creations, you’ll find DIY options for every festive decorating theme!

1. Light it up

Christmas Lights Wreath Idea

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This Christmas wreath idea couldn’t be simpler to make at home. A pretty string of lights, a piece of twine, a nail and you’re pretty much there!

2. Star of Wonder, Star of Night…

Star of Wonder Christmas Wreath Idea

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Channel Scandinavian influences with this rustic star wreath. It’s perfectly imperfect and would look great on a weather-beaten wooden front door.

3.  Thank you for the music


Sheet Music Christmas Wreath Ideas

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Show your love of music with this vintage sheet music wreath. We love the discoloured pages and with some clever folding and rolling this could easily be made at home.

4. Keep it simple

Christmas Candle Wreath Ideas

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A simple candle and greenery combination is a low key Christmas centrepiece for any room. This one can be made with a coat hanger, some foraged evergreen leaves and a simple candle holder.

5. From the forest…

Pine Cone Christmas Wreath Idea

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Scope out a promising tree to gather pine cones from and you could make this Christmas wreath yourself. Use a basic wreath frame and go crazy with glue or wire and this will be ready in no time. This will also store well so you can use it year after year.

6. Underneath the Mistletoe

Felt Christmas Hamper Idea

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The texture of felt and the simple green and white colour scheme make this wreath simple but beautiful.

7. Paper cutting

Papercut Christmas Wreath

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If you have a steady hand and some patience, these paper cut Christmas wreath ideas are an easy DIY. Use old prints or card for extra character or keep it simple with crisp white card.

8. Keep them sweet…

Candy Cane Christmas Wreath Idea

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For a bit of festive fun that’s simple to create yourself, you can’t go wrong with this DIY candy cane wreath. Get yourself some glue, ribbon and box of striped canes and you’re all set!

9. Birds of a feather

Feather Christmas Wreath

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Create a dreamy winter wonderland with a feathered wreath. Great for bringing some softness to Scandi themed decorations.

10. A wreath, but not as you know it…

Deconstructed Wreath

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And finally we adore this modern take on a classic wreath. Its deconstructed nature is striking yet relaxed. You might want to get the help of a florist for this creation, or have a go yourself with foraged greenery.


Once you’ve found the perfect wreath to give your home that festive touch, it’s time to start thinking about all the other touches to make this Christmas special. Why not treat the family to one of our delectable Christmas hampers this year, filled with everything you need to make the season merry, or take a look at our recipe for delicious winter cocktails, guaranteed to get the party started!


Feeling inspired? Check out our Christmas Wreath Ideas board on Pinterest for even more ideas.






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Amalia Pothecary

I joined Virginia Hayward Ltd as a permanent member of the team in January 2014 having worked for two 'seasons' in previous years in between travelling. I jumped at the opportunity to join the sales and marketing team and haven't looked back since. Outside of work my very favourite thing to do is hunting for antiques at flea markets.

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