Simple Winter Swag Wreath DIY

During the Christmas season, I like to have a mix of holiday as well as seasonal decor.  Too much ‘Christmas’ in the mix and the house feels incredibly empty once the tree and holiday baubles get packed away. That’s why I prefer to have plenty of seasonal decor like this simple winter swag wreath DIY. It makes all the effort (and cost) into creating a cozy home during the cold winter months all the more worthwhile.

Make a simple winter swag for your front door this season. A great alternative to a traditional wreath.

So if you’re like me, and you want to stretch your winter decorating dollar well past Christmas, then you’ll love this sweet and simple winter swag idea. It takes just minutes to create and can be re-used or freshened up, year after year.

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Materials You’ll Need For This Simple Winter Swag Wreath DIY

Materials needed - winter swag DIY


Step 1:  Bundle Greenery

Bundle the sprigs of greenery together by wrapping the craft wire around the stems.

Bundle stems together | Winter Swag DIY

Snip the end.

Wrap stems in twine-wrapped wire | swag wreath craft

And tuck the tail.

Tuck the tail into the bundle | Christmas Swag DIY

Make sure to leave a loop along the backside. This will allow you to hang your bundle up.

Create a loop on which to hang the swag wreath.

If you forget (as I initially did), then simply snip off another piece of your craft wire, wrap around the middle of the bundled stems a couple of times, leaving a bit of a bubble at the back.

For the uneven stems along the tip, simply snip them off or bend them downwards and wrap up using the remaining craft wire.

Step 2:  Add Ribbon

Tie a ribbon at the base of the bundled stems. I chose this neutral white ribbon with small black polka dots – a great choice that’ll take me through the season.

Tie a ribbon around the completed swag wreath.

Now you’re ready to hang and enjoy your winter swag all season long 🙂

DIY a simple swag wreath for your front door this season. It's simple, modern and minimal and will take you through Christmas and beyond.

Make a simple winter swag for your front door this season. A great alternative to a traditional wreath.

Make a simple swag wreath DIY to take you through Christmas and beyond.

Craft this easy winter front door decor using a simple swag and ribbon design.

This simple winter swag wreath DIY is a great alternative to traditional Christmas decor. It’s sweet and simple and all you have to do is swap out the ribbon or add burlap, twine or any other decorative feature for a completely different look.

Happy decorating 🙂



Create a simple and minimal winter swag wreath DIY that will extend well beyond the Christmas season. Affordable and simple, this door decor craft is a great alternative to a traditional wreath.



Looking for more seasonal decor ideas? Check out some of my other DIY projects:

How To Make a Boxwood Wreath

How To Snow Spray a Wreath (That Doesn’t Require Flocking)

Cozy Winter Decorating Ideas




  • Michelle
    November 21, 2017 at 6:07 am

    Sometimes the simplistic DIY ideas are the best and your swag wreath definitely proves that Jelica. The finished project looks soooo lovely and I adore polka dots too. They always add such a fun element

  • Katerina
    November 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    This can be on the door for the whole Winter! So simple but so natural and beautiful! Great idea!

    • Jelica
      November 21, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Thanks so much Katerina! I do love something that can outlast the holidays and this DIY seemed to fit the bill 🙂

  • Katrin
    November 21, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I am in love with this simple winter wreath Jelica! Wow! It is so gorgeous in it’s simplicity and I just love that it can be up until Spring!!

  • Florence @ VintageSouthernPicks
    November 23, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Love this Jelica! So simple to create and you can enjoy it for a long time!

  • Laura Ingalls Gunn
    November 23, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    This is so cute! I adore the rustic touch the twine adds.

    • Jelica
      November 23, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Thanks so much Laura!

  • Mary
    November 24, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Jelica this is totally you! White and simple with a dash of polka dots. I think it stands out beautifully on the door and as an alternative to a traditional wreath.

  • Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled
    November 24, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Cute idea! Love the frosted look for the swag. Hard to believe it’s already holiday season :0 Visiting from Sweet Inspiration party.

  • Maya Kuzman
    November 24, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    This is such a lovely and eye-catching project Jelica! Thank you for sharing the steps!

  • Kristy
    December 6, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    This is adorable and just my style!

    • Jelica
      December 6, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      Aww, thanks Kristy 🙂