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How to Make DIY Mini Christmas Wreaths

Learn how to make DIY mini Christmas wreaths! These cute mini wreaths are perfect for ornaments, place settings, and gift wrapping.

DIY mini wreaths for the holidays collage

The holiday season is here and we are busy getting ready for it. This may be the most relaxed I’ve ever felt at this time of year! I’m still hustling behind the scenes to get projects done, but I’m almost done my Christmas shopping, I have family vacation time scheduled, and I’m loving all of the projects I’m tackling this year.

One the top of that love list? My dollar store DIYs! The dollar store DIYs are always my favourite projects. I love taking cheap-looking or tacky decor, and transforming it into something that looks new and modern.

How to Make Mini Christmas Wreaths

dollar store wreath DIY

This is the faux wreath that I picked up at the dollar store for a few bucks. I really wanted to make some cute mini wreaths this year, and I thought that cutting up one of these faux wreaths might be the easiest and cheapest route.

cutting apart a dollar store wreath

The first thing I did was cut all of the twigs or branches off of the main thick wreath. By cutting all of the individual pieces, I knew that I could reassemble them into a bunch of smaller wreaths.

cutting pieces of faux pine wreath

I experimented a bit with some of these guys, they come off in different sizes. If you have long pieces, you can make a wreath work with just four of the twigs, but for the most part, I found that I needed five.

cutting branches of faux pine wreath

All I did to attach the wreath pieces was twist them together. Since they are wired, they hold their shape after you twist them pretty well.

If you find that they aren’t holding, you can also glue the ends of each piece once they are attached.

cutting the edges off of a dollar store wreath

Once the wreath is formed, I felt like it looked a bit wild. I wanted to give it a more modern, clean look, so I grabbed some scissors to clean it up.

I cut all off all of the excess pieces on all sides. Top, bottom, sides, and inner circle, and the results were so much nicer!

Our Finished Mini Wreaths

I absolutely love how these mini wreaths turned out. They only took half an hour to make and there are so many great ways to use them! To start I added to to a simple place setting, and to some holiday gift wrap.

Here’s how the mini wreaths look in our Christmas tablescape.

Modern Christmas wreath place setting

Since the wreaths are round, you could use them as napkin rings too! I’m using them as place settings. I added the little “joy” to the wreath and loved that look.

I also would to make some personalized name tags for my holiday table as well, but if I don’t get to it. I think the individual wreath with a simple green bow looks beautiful as well!

mini Christmas wreath place setting
Beautiful modern Christmas place setting

I also added the wreaths to a few of my gifts under the tree and I love the way they look with the gift wrap!

modern gift wrap with mini wreaths

There are so many different ways to style these little wreaths. I just added a velvet bow and some leather cording to mine and it already took my gift wrapping up a notch!

mini wreaths with red wrapping paper
Mini wreaths on kraft paper gift
Mini evergreen wreath for gift wrap

Don’t they look great under the tree?! It’s already starting to feel like Christmas!

Love this mini wreath tutorial
Cute mini wreaths for gift wrap

Five More Amazing Dollar Store Christmas DIYs

collage of modern dollar store Christmas DIYs

If you liked those mini wreaths, then you’ll love the other five dollar store DIYs that I did for the holidays! All of these projects combined only took me an afternoon to finish.

This round of dollar store DIYs was so much fun to make! I love everything, from the mini Christmas wreaths, to the faux trees, and modern ornaments.

DIY Mini Christmas Wreaths

DIY Mini Christmas Wreaths

Yield: 12 Mini Wreaths
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make DIY mini Christmas wreaths! These cute mini wreaths are perfect for ornaments, place settings, and gift wrapping.

Materials

  • Faux Pine Wreath (mine is from the dollar store)
  • Anything to decorate the wreaths (ribbons, etc.)
  • Scissors

Tools

  • Wire Cutters

Instructions

  1. Use the wire cutters to cut each "twig" off of the faux pine wreath.
  2. Gather five twigs together to make a mini wreath. Twist two pieces together until they are tightly woven, then add the next piece, until all five are woven together.
  3. When the wreath is formed, use scissors to cut off all of the excess pieces on all sides of the wreath, and clean up the look.
  4. If you feel like the greenery is loose, you can glue the edges of the pieces together too.
  5. Add ribbons, bows, name tags, etc. to decorate them.

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If you liked these wreaths, you might also love these mini wreath ornaments!

An easy DIY ornament idea for Christmas. These festive holiday wreaths are perfect for your tree, or as gifts for friends and family. Love that these would look perfect with any decor style: modern, rustic, farmhouse, you name it!

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