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A Very Merry Fresh Holly Wreath for Christmas

The most beautiful sight to see is Holi happening at your own front door! Without a doubt, Holi is one of the most popular evergreen wreaths and fresh decorations used during the holidays. If you want to make a classic and timeless Holi wreath for your home, keep reading,

DIY Holi Wreath

A fresh Holi wreath consisting of bright red berries Traditional way of decorating for Christmas. While I love playing with all kinds of different green (as well as white, gold, yellow, blue, and red) colors for my holiday decorations, the 20-foot-tall holly tree that adorns the entrance of my urban garden is full of berries. Bursts together. To be used in festive arrangements.

leaves may be a little prickly, But they’re worth a few stripes for the end result of this easy-to-make fresh Holi wreath.

When you think of Holi, you will undoubtedly associate it with Christmas. If you have one on your property, you may also want to consider, “Ouch!” And “Ugh!“These are the two emotions I express when A) I’m hit with leaves and B) when I have to clean up the leaves that just won’t go into compost and break all the volunteers around the garden.

Regardless of how you feel about prickly pears, it’s hard not to appreciate the beauty of the glossy green leaves and exquisite red berries.

This is what we will cover today.

A fresh holly wreath decorated with bright red berries hangs on the white front door
Bright reds and greens are a great contrast to lighter colored doors.

Where to Find Holi for Your Wreath

To make this wreath, I took some clippings from the large tree that borders my new garden and the neighboring laurel. I am very lucky to see a lot of Holi in my area And you can also collect other materials for evergreen garlands.

Before you start cutting evergreens from your garden, please take a quick read of my Pruning Basics article. Although I am in favor of decorating with fresh cuttings from the garden, it is important Take care of the health of your trees and shrubs.

If you can’t find Holi, you can feature Other attractive berries instead. Here are some of my favourites:

  • beautyberry
  • Gandhpura
  • sweet box
  • rose hips
  • black rivet

For other greenery, check out this full list of ideas for decorating your wreath.

you can do it too Buy Holi from a florist or local grocery store. Many florists will have these materials readily available and will be happy to sell you greenery to make your garland.

holly bush full of red berries
Holi is usually found in forested areas.

How to Make Fresh Holi Wreaths

Using holly, laurel leaves and grape vine garland, this can be a traditional charming wreath Made in less than 30 minutes. But with minimal materials, this one makes a big impact hanging on your front door!


A garland of grape vines leaning on a pile of holly branches
You can use any floral base, but I like the natural looking vine wreath.

Make it!

bundle of holi and laurel decorations in hand wearing pink gloves
Trim and organize your clippings ahead of time.

Start your wreath by collecting a Bunch of laurel branches. Add a holly branch with lots of berries at the top and trim the bottom of the bunch.

Bundle of holly secured to a wreath with a bundle of twine
To save time, don’t cut your twine. Just keep the bundle wrapped.

Wrap the twine around the base of the bunch and then around the grape vine. Secure the bunch by tying the twine in a knot, but do not cut the end.

Continue like the first one by making more bunches and wrapping them with twine around the grape vine.

Fresh Holi Wreath with Bright Red Berries
Alternate the directions of your bundles for a more complete and natural looking wreath.

When you come to the end of Holi wreathTuck the last bunch under the tops of the leaves of the first bunch., then struggle through the twine and pointed leaves until you’ve secured the last bunch. Tie it into a few knots to make sure everything stays in place.

Now, take a look at the wreath. Are there any uncontrolled pieces? Use your pruners to shape the wreath Tame some wild branches.

Evergreen garland made of holly and laurel
Hang it up and do some more trimming to see what needs additional trimming.

hang your garland And take a good look at it. Is there more pruning to be done? Are more berries needed, or are there any empty spots? Taking the time to make these adjustments will create the most sophisticated wreath.

Finally, hang your Holi wreath where you will definitely enjoy it most or to create a festive welcome for your guests.

Fresh Holi Wreath with Bright Red Berries
You can add more decorations or leave it as is.

Decoration Ideas for Your Holi Wreath

For my Holi wreath, I left it free of decorations as I let the berries take center stage. That being said, there are many ways you can decorate your wreath!

Pinecones always look great on any wreath. You can use floral wire to wrap it around the base layer of pinecones and then secure it to the wreath. Bleached pinecones have a particularly unique and festive look.

For other rustic additions, you can add other dried seed heads and flowers Such as hydrangea, magnolia, poppy, thistle, and Chinese lantern flowers.

battery operated fairy lights Always look wonderful when strung into garlands. I especially like these star shapedAlso this Moroccan inspired lights,

Holiday greenery spread on wooden surface
For something different from pinecones, try magnolia seed heads.

FAQs About Holi Wreaths

How do you keep Holi wreaths fresh?

If you hang your holly wreath outside, it should not need additional water to stay fresh. The cool breeze is usually enough to make it look good.

If you want to hang it inside or live in a hot and dry climate, you can sprinkle water on the wreath daily. You can also try using finishing spray After making your wreath, that helps keep fresh greenery hydrated longer.

How long will the Holi wreath last?

Holi wreaths should last for at least two weeks indoors and longer outdoors. I usually compost my evergreen wreaths after Christmas because they are no longer in season, even though they still look fresh!

How do you make a Holi wreath without stabbing?

Holly can be very prickly, so making a holly wreath can be a little painful if you get pricked. Classic types of Holi, such as English (ilex aquifolium) or American (ilex opaca), can be quite thorny. You can find less thorny varieties like winterberry (ilex verticillate) or Burford (ilex cornuta, Otherwise, wear thick gardening gloves and long sleeves, and you shouldn’t suffer any painful pokes.

Red and Green Natural Christmas Evergreen Wreath on Wooden Door
Another one of my wreaths featuring Holi!

For more inspiration on how to create fresh wreaths, check out this collection of my wreaths over the years using hydrangeas, lavender, evergreens, eucalyptus, hops, air plants, succulents, and more!

More Christmas Decoration Ideas

DIY Holi Veth

Holly wreaths use fresh laurel leaves and holly berries for the quintessential Christmas decoration.

  • Gather a handful of laurel branches. Add a holly branch with berries on top.

  • Wrap twine around the base of the bunch, and then wrap the twine around the grape vine to secure the bunch to the wreath. Secure the twine by tying a knot, but do not cut it.

  • Continue making more bunches and laying them on the grape vine using the same twine.

  • Finally, tuck the last bunch under the top leaves of the first bunch. Secure with twine and tie a few more knots before cutting.

  • Prune off any unruly parts of the Holi wreath.

  • Hang your garland!


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