DIY White and Red Christmas Wreath

With a few inexpensive supplies and a few quick steps, you can make a great-looking diy wreath that will look great on your front door. This Simple Buffalo Check White and Red Christmas Wreath it’s so crazy easy to make and looks so festive and beautiful on the door. A perfect touch for your Christmas decor. Here’s how to do it.

Say whaaaaat? Holiday season already? When did that happen? Tell me you feel the same way and I’m not that crazy. 

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Create a Buffalo Check Simple Christmas Wreath

Despite the craziness of 2020 this year went by so freakin’ fast. But let’s be honest, I’m also so excited. As every year, I enjoy so much getting ready for Christmas!

This is the sixth year of my tradition of creating Christmas Wreaths. I don’t create wreaths for every season or holiday but for Christmas, I made it a tradition.

I absolutely LOVE having a beautiful wreath to receive visitors. My door looks so festive and pretty with it that I just can’t help it, I have to have one every year.

This year for our Christmas decor, I decided to go back to the reds keeping the rustic feel but adding gold so it looks a little more elegant. Lots of plaids, buffalo check, glitter, sparkles, natural textures, and wood

I can’t wait to share more of it with you, woot!

But for now… this simple and thrifty Traditional Simple Holiday Wreath idea is an easy way to add a gorgeous and cheery feel to your Holiday decor this season.

How to Make a Buffalo Check Simple White and Red Christmas Wreath

Supplies:

  • Foam wreath form – the size of your choice.
  • Red and white buffalo check Ribbon
  • Red ribbon for a pop of color
  • Rustic white burlap ribbon
  • 2 Christmas tree sprig stems – Your favorite greenery
  • 2 Cranberry sprigs or red berries springs
  • Twine – alternatively floral wire.
  • Optional extra decor – such as pine cones, ornaments, etc.

Tools:

  • Pins
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Instructions:

1. Get your foam wreath form (I created mine with pool noodle if you are interested in making it yourself) and start wrapping it with your buffalo check ribbon.

 starting wrapping the foam wreath form with  buffalo check ribbon

2. Then decide what’s going to be the top of your wreath, wrap about 3 inches of the foam wreath with the burlap ribbon.

wrapping the top of the wreath with the burlap ribbon

3. If like me, you don’t want to use glue, secure your ribbon with a piece of twine or a pin.

 securing the ribbon with a piece of twine or a pin.

4. Once done, it’s time to add the springs.

5. Then bend your tree springs to fit the curve on the wreath.

 adding the springs to fit the curve on the wreath

6. Do the same for both springs

 adding the springs to fit the curve on the wreath both sides

7. Secure each spring with a strip of twine tied on the back.

Securing each spring with a strip of twine tied on the back of wreath
view of tying a knot

8. Then insert the cranberry springs one on each side and style as you like.

 inserting the cranberry springs one on each side

9. Again secure with twine on the back.

Securing again with a strip of twine tied on the back of wreath

10. Now, create a gorgeous Christmas bow. I showed how to make one in last year’s Christmas wreath video but it’s kind of a quick video. 

If you would like me to create a detailed tutorial on how to make this bow, let me know and I’ll get to it!

11. I used hot glue to secure the bow knot on the back and then to glue the ties.

view of the wreath and hands making a red bow

12. Once the bow was ready, I secured it to the spring branches but not to the wreath foam.

securing it to the spring branches with a strip of twine tied
closer view of bow and strip of twine tied

13. Always remember to cut your twine excess so it doesn’t show anywhere.

closer view of cutting off the excess strip of twine

14. Important to fluff your pretty bow when you finish.

 view of fluff the bow

15. Finally, I added a last-minute touch: A wooden Christmas tree ornament.

I hung it directly on the wreath hanger and then placed the door.

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. 
  • I recommend using a good sharp pair of scissors. But if you are working with kids then use snub-nosed, classroom scissors and be with them the whole time.
  • Always visit thrift stores and dollar trees, you might find really good items to help you create an amazing wreath.

That’s pretty much it.

Christmas wreath on door

I had to take a photo of the wreath on my living room door because my front door is so dark.

I am absolutely in love with how it turned out. It’s like a mix of the rustic buffalo check with a traditional feel. I just love it.

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

Hope you enjoyed today’s Red Christmas Wreath 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 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 Christmas Wreath Ideas to Try

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DIY White and Red Christmas Wreath

Camila Rojas
From a few inexpensive supplies and a few quick steps, you can make a great-looking wreath that will look great on your front door. This Simple Buffalo Check White and Red Christmas Wreath it’s so crazy easy to make and looks so festive and beautiful on the door. A perfect touch for your Christmas decor. Here’s how to do it.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course DIY & Craft, Holidays
Cuisine Christmas craft, Christmas decor
Servings 1 Piece

Equipment

  • Pins
  • Hot glue gun
  • scissors

Ingredients
  

  • Foam wreath form – the size of your choice.
  • Red and white buffalo check Ribbon
  • Red ribbon
  • Rustic white burlap ribbon.
  • 2 Christmas tree sprig
  • 2 Cranberry sprigs
  • Twine.

Instructions
 

  • Get your foam wreath form (I created mine with pool noodle if you are interested in making it yourself) and start wrapping it with your buffalo check ribbon.
  • Then decide what’s going to be the top of your wreath, wrap about 3 inches of the foam wreath with the burlap ribbon.
  • If like me, you don’t want to use glue, secure your ribbon with a piece of twine or a pin.
  • Once done, it’s time to add the springs.
  • Then bend your tree springs to fit the curve on the wreath.
  • Do the same for both springs
  • Secure each spring with a strip of twine tied on the back.
  • Then insert the cranberry springs one on each side and style as you like.
  • Again secure with twine on the back.
  • Now, create a gorgeous Christmas bow. I showed how to make one in last year’s Christmas wreath video but it’s kind of a quick video.
  • If you would like me to create a detailed tutorial on how to make this bow, let me know and I’ll get to it!
  • I used hot glue to secure the bow knot on the back and then to glue the ties.
  • Once the bow was ready, I secured it to the spring branches but not to the wreath foam.
  • Always remember to cut your twine excess so it doesn’t show anywhere.
  • Important to fluff your pretty bow when you finish.
  • Finally, I added a last-minute touch: A wooden Christmas tree ornament.
  • I hung it directly on the wreath hanger and then placed the door.
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