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18 Modern Holiday Wreaths You Can Totally DIY

When it comes to decking the halls and adorning the doors, nothing completes the look more than a festive holiday wreath. These modern takes on the traditional holiday staple are downright easy to DIY. Which is good, because you’ll need to have time left over for stringing the lights, wrapping the gifts and throwing the ultimate holiday cocktail party.


1. Mistletoe Wreath: What’s more festive and fun than a sprig of mistletoe? An entire wreath made of the kiss-sharing stuff. Spread the love. (via Urban Comfort)

2. Minimalist Wreath: Rope a few evergreen sprigs onto a wooden ring and you’re halfway to finishing this wreath. Matte black ornaments and geometric wooden shapes finish off the clean look and kick this ultra-modern wreath up a notch. (via Made from Scratch)

3. Merry + Bright Retro Wreath: This easy and affordable DIY project adds a burst of color and modern retro style to your home. Fuzzy yarn and shiny ornaments make it the perfect accent to, say, a tinsel tree. (via Live Laugh Rowe)

4. Wire Wreath: A metal wreath form has never looked so modern. The original crafter used faux greenery, which means this wreath can stay up year-round, if you wish. (via Sugar and Cloth)

5. Triangular Wreath: Circles don’t have a monopoly on wreath shapes anymore. When you’re done trimming the tree, don’t throw the scraps away: Piece them together into a cute and simple triangular wreath. (via Almost Makes Perfect)

6. Egg Carton Wreath: Talk about unconventional materials. Gather up some empty egg cartons and slice leaves out of the soft, textured material. Give it some glitz with a stroke of gold paint. (via Sinnenrausch)

7. Straw-Burst Wreath: This cute, Christmas-y wreath will make quite a festive statement, with only a handful of materials — and no slurping — required. (via Woman’s Day)

8. Found Object Wreath: This gilded wreath can be made with anything you have around your apt. (via Brit + Co)

9. Bold Banana Leaf Wreath: If you can’t get your hands on natural leaves, you can probably find some crepe paper to create this bold faux-leaf alternative. (via Live Craft Love)

10. Pastel Paper Wreath: Wrapping papers in soft hues make up this sweet wreath, but don’t put yourself into a box: You can also use newspaper, old magazine pages, holiday cards… let your imagination run wild and use your favorite colors for a touch of personalization. (via We Are Scout)

11. Festive + Flowery Wreath: No offense to poinsettias, but there are other flowers out there that are just as festive. You can use silk flowers to make this modern favorite even more long-lasting. That’s good, because you won’t want to take it down. (via Freckle and Wulff)

12. Holly Wreath: These bright red berries add a burst of Christmas cheer. Combine them with some leafy greens and you’ve got yourself a fine front door or mantel wreath. (via Alice & Lois)

13. Cranberry Wreath II: Fire up the hot glue gun for this maroon wreath. Your hard work will certainly be worth it for the fall-to-winter-ready result. (via A Beautiful Mess)

14. Kumquat Wreath: Surprisingly, citrus feels a lot like Christmas in this leafy creation. All you need is a wreath form, wire, shears and plenty of greenery for contrast. (via Oh Happy Day)

15. Starburst Wreath: This wreath screams glamorous, and you’d never be able to guess it’s DIY. Lightweight foam and wooden rods make up the majority of the structure, so you can hang it without nails on apartment walls. Your friends will be *so* impressed by your craftiness. (via PMQ for Two)

16. Burlap Wreath: A neutral burlap wrap lets the pine sprigs and ornaments shine on this crafty wreath. The snowflake is the icing on the cake and rounds it out and balances the modern + rustic feel of this adornment. (via Love of Family and Home)

17. Cranberry Wreath: Tangy cranberries don’t only make great sauce. They also look great on a wreath made of pine tree branches. Add a ribbon in a contrasting color for even more pop. (via Hello Wonderful)

18. Golden Magnolia Wreath: Hello, Holiday Glamour: Whether you prefer silver or gold, you can make a sleek metallic wreath for your front door with a slick of paint. (via Make Life Lovely)

Share your holiday DIYs with us on Instagram using hashtag #iamcreative!

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*