Displaying a wreath as a way to celebrate goes back to ancient times: to honor athletes and warriors, to decorate homes and places of worship, and to honor the dead during funerals, for example. Today, we continue this tradition, and have become especially imaginative when it comes to the look and material selection — there are literally countless designs to match every style of decor.
For those who are in the less-is-more camp (consider yourself lucky!), you don't even need to spend your hard-earned cash to enjoy this type of wall art; you can just make it a DIY project. Scroll on for 11 DIY minimalist wreath projects to bring a celebratory mood to your space for every season of the year.
Yes, it's true, you can make this stunning DIY minimalist wreath a reality in just nine steps! For this project, most of the labor goes into constructing the leaves — to turn the cans into aluminum sheets, emboss the "midrib" (lines) of the leaves, and then paint and dry them — so it could be a fun activity to do in a group. We'd happily hang this rose gold piece of decor all year long.
Caitlin and Manda of The Merrythought took a modern approach to their stripped-down post-holiday wreath. All you need are five items to make your own: wire, pliers, greenery, floral wire, and string. Use fresh foliage or even artificial flowers, and for a little pop, you can use a gold or silver cord to replace the hanging string.
Andrea Potocki of WLKMNDYS completely wowed us with her take on a DIYminimalist wreath using very on-trend pampas grass fronds. All you need are wire cutters, winding wire, flat-nose pliers, cord, and "possibly hairspray" to set.
We were instantly inspired by this elegant beauty, spotted on Green Wedding Shoes. Featuring an assortment of dried florals, this DIY minimalist wreath makes a stunning and warm welcome that'll be perfect during cool winter months.
Amy Kim from Homey Oh My was kind enough to share this lovely DIY minimalist wreath with the Hunker team. It is so beautiful you would never guess that it's actually really easy to make, too. All you need are brass metal rings, yarn, scissors, glue, string, and voilà ... you now have some gorgeous wall decor.
These eye-catching wreaths from Sugar & Cloth can be enjoyed year-round by simply spraying two different-size wire frames with metallic gold spray paint and adding a sprig of faux greenery. To hang, just use clear adhesive hooks and you've got a pretty wall composition in no time!
If you're feeling up to a challenge, take inspiration from this eye-catching piece of art crafted by the talented Kristen Caissie from Moon Canyon. To create this DIY minimalist wreath, start with Victorian birch and add in pampas grass, eucalyptus, foxtail millet, and fern. You can check out all of the details at Rip & Tan by Jenni Kayne.
We vote for DIY heart wreaths as the new love letter. Part of the charm of this copper beauty is its handmade appeal, which makes it so much more special than something that's ready-made. Plus, you can make your own in just eight steps.
You can purchase the craft kit for this DIY minimalist wreath from Pauline Stanley Studio. It includes branches, a metal base, thin wire, and cotton rope so you can customize to your heart's content — take the eucalyptus full circle or half circle below, above, or to one side.
Textures abound in this DIY minimalist wreath with rustic flair — and it's so easy to make, too. While this uses pampas grass, floral wire, a grapevine wreath, greens, pinecones, and ribbon, you can strip it back even further with fewer elements.
Author and book editor Teena Apeles is a collector of vintage pieces and untold stories. She writes about art, culture, design, activism, and history, and edits books on an even wider range of subjects. One of her favorite projects was the anthology Dear Seller: Real Estate Love Letters from Los Angeles, a unique exploration of the lives and homes of Angelenos, for Narrated Objects.