DIY Black and White Christmas Wreath

A DIY Christmas wreath is an easy way to add holiday season flair to your home. Creating a black and white Christmas wreath is a simple craft that requires a few supplies, mostly inexpensive and that’s quick to make. Learn how to make a creative black and white Christmas wreath in this easy tutorial with a free video clip.

Christmas is upon us and there is nothing I love more than creating handmade home decor, especially for the holidays.

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It’s always a joy and so much fun to create personalized decorative items in an affordable price for our holiday decor. A low budget is always my priority as also using supplies that anyone would have at home.

Black and White Christmas Wreath with a gorgeous BUFFALO CHECK Bow

This simple yet gorgeous Black and white Buffalo Check Christmas wreath is versatile and can be used throughout the year by switching some of the elements.

The best part, this DIY wreath is so easy to make you don’t have to spend a lot of money or time, just change out the greenery and/or the ribbon for each season or holiday and you are good to go.

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If this beautiful diy project doesn’t get you ready for the season, I don’t know what will.

I also just shared another Christmas Wreath I made for our front door with buffalo check ribbon, bottle brush trees, and gnomes. I just SO love it. Check it out here if you are interested.

How to make a Black and White Christmas Wreath

Let’s get into the spirit of the holidays with this easy and inexpensive homemade Christmas wreath craft. 

Supplies:

  • Foam wreath form (size of your choice.)
  • Black and white fluffy yarn.
  • Black and white buffalo check ribbon
  • Red ribbon
  • Greenery stems
  • Red berry Stems (mine came decorated with pine leaves and pinecones)
  • Thinner yarn, floral wire, or anything easy to hide to secure items to the wreath.

Tools:

  • Hot glue gun.
  • Scissors
black and white Christmas wreath supplies

Instructions:

First Step: Wrap the wreath form with black and white yarn

1. Firstly, decide what color of yarn you are going to start with. I started with white.

2. Start wrapping your yarn around your foam wreath form. I decided to make 2-inches stripes and that got me around 10-12 loops with this thick yarn.

 wrapping the withe yarn around the foam wreath form

3. Once your white stripe is done, don’t cut it, just leave it sideband.

4. Start rapping with the black yarn slightly overlapping the white yarn string.

 wrapping the black yarn around the foam wreath form after the white yarn

5. Then swap and leave aside the black yarn and wrap it with the white until you finish the whole wreath.

6. When you have finished the whole wreath form, cut your yarn leaving a couple of inches to make a knot.

7. Cut excess.

finished the whole wreath form, cutting  the yarn leaving a couple of inches
tying a knot at the back of the wreath

When you are done you should have something like this:

showing the wreath with stripes of black and white yarn

Step 2: Add the greenery

8. Now get your greenery stems and bend them to make a semi-circle to match your wreath form.

9. Place them in opposite directions meeting in the center of what you decide will be the bottom of your wreath.

10. Make sure you hide the metallic stems (wires) among the leaves.

tying at the base of the wreath, pine branches with a white yarn

11. Secure with a string of yarn the same color that the center is on your wreath making a knot on the back. In my case it was white.

12. Then secure on both ends of the greenery stems the same way as above.

securing the ends of the branches with the help of string of yarn

13. Then insert your red berries stems between the greenery leaves and secure them if necessary, with twine or matching yarn.

inserting red berries stems between the greenery leaves

Step 3: Add a Bow

14. Make a cute buffalo check ribbon bow. In the video, you can see how I made mine.

 buffalo check ribbon bow in the center of image and image snippet
of wreath

15. Glue 2 strings of yarn on the back of the bow and place them in the middle of the greenery stems and secure the bow on the back with each string separately.

joining the strips of yarn to the bow
placing the bow at the base of the wreath and passing the strips behind to be tied
securing the loop with the strips of yarn

16. Cut the excess yarn from all the knots on the back.

closer view of decorated base of wreath

Step 4: Hang the Christmas Wreath

17. Finally, Use your red ribbon for your hanger.

placing a thick red ribbon on top of wreath

Hang your black and white Christmas wreath and there you go!!!

DIY Black and White Christmas Wreath on a window frame on the wall

Crafting Tips

  • Don’t glue stuff directly to the wreath form, instead, you can wrap strips of fabric or a cheap ribbon around the wreath so you can glue over it. That way when you are done, you can just cut the fabric or ribbon and reuse the wreath form.
  • If you’re working with kids on this type of project who are not experienced with handling hot glue guns carefully, make sure you use a low-temperature glue gun and stay with them all the time until they handle it well. 
  • Fluffier yarns work best in this project.
  • Additional or alternative details you could add here and there in this wreath: Glitter, eucalyptus stems, ornaments, and twigs, and even battery power light strings among other things.

I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. So simple, so easy, and yet SOOO pretty!!!

Cute Black and White Christmas Wreath hanging on the window frame

I decided to place my gorgeous wreath hung on my window frame wall art I recently made for the wall behind the sofa! 

DIY Inexpensive Black and White  Christmas Wreath hanging above the sofa

How cute does it look?

DIY Black and White Christmas Wreath closeup

Once Christmas is over you can take it all down and reuse your supplies for another project or use it partially too.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and that it inspires you to create one for yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

What wreath form do you need?

You can use a foam wreath or even a grapevine wreath or even wire frame wrapping it in fabric or ribbon. Optionally, you can use a pool noodle and create your own wreath base and even make larger wreaths.

What type of yarn do you use for this wreath?

I used one that looks and feels like fleece and around 8mm thick. But there are many other types of fluffy yarns to choose from so choose your favorite, or that fits your budget. I only recommend that it’s at least 5mm thick so it gives that cozy wintery look.

What types of ribbon do you use?

You can use any ribbon you like, this one is a fabric ribbon, but you can use burlap ribbon, fabric scraps, and even scarves will do.

Where do I find cute springs?

You can find super cute springs at a dollar store, craft stores, Etsy shops, or even Amazon.

How to use the handmade Christmas wreath

Wall decor – Use a piece of ribbon or cord to hang the wreath on a wall, mantle, window, or door. On a tabletop – put a hurricane vase with a candle in the center.

More DIY Christmas Wreath Ideas to try

Loving this black and white Christmas wreath tutorial? You might also love these other Christmas project ideas too:

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DIY Black and White Christmas Wreath

Camila Rojas
A DIY Christmas wreath is an easy way to add holiday season flair to your home. Creating a black and white Christmas wreath is a simple craft that requires a few supplies, mostly inexpensive and that’s quick to make. Learn how to make a creative black and white Christmas wreath in this easy tutorial with a free video clip.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course DIY & Craft, Holidays
Cuisine Christmas craft, Christmas decor
Servings 1 Piece

Equipment

  • Hot glue gun
  • scissors

Ingredients
  

  • Foam wreath form size of your choice.
  • Black and white fluffy yarn.
  • Black and white buffalo check ribbon
  • Red ribbon
  • Greenery stems
  • Red berry Stems mine came decorated with pine leaves and pinecones
  • Thinner yarn floral wire, or anything easy to hide to secure items to the wreath.

Instructions
 

FIRST STEP: WRAP THE WREATH FORM WITH BLACK AND WHITE YARN

  • Firstly, decide what color of yarn you are going to start with. I started with white.
  • Start wrapping your yarn around your foam wreath form. I decided to make 2-inches stripes and that got me around 10-12 loops with this thick yarn.
  • Once your white stripe is done, don’t cut it, just leave it sideband.
  • Start rapping with the black yarn slightly overlapping the white yarn string.
  • Then swap and leave aside the black yarn and wrap it with the white until you finish the whole wreath.
  • When you have finished the whole wreath form, cut your yarn leaving a couple of inches to make a knot.
  • Cut excess.

STEP 2: ADD THE GREENERY

  • Now get your greenery stems and bend them to make a semi-circle to match your wreath form.
  • Place them in opposite directions meeting in the center of what you decide will be the bottom of your wreath.
  • Make sure you hide the metallic stems (wires) among the leaves.
  • Secure with a string of yarn the same color that the center is on your wreath making a knot on the back. In my case it was white.
  • Then secure on both ends of the greenery stems the same way as above.
  • Then insert your red berries stems between the greenery leaves and secure them if necessary with twine or matching yarn.

STEP 3: ADD A BOW

  • Make a cute buffalo check ribbon bow. In the video, you can see how I made mine.
  • Glue 2 strings of yarn on the back of the bow and place them in the middle of the greenery stems and secure the bow on the back with each string separately.
  • Cut the excess yarn from all the knots on the back.

STEP 4: HANG THE CHRISTMAS WREATH

  • Finally, Use your red ribbon for your hanger.
  • Hang your black and white Christmas wreath and there you go!!!
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