DIY Deer Winter Wreath (that screams Hygge)

DIY deer winter wreath with antlers burlap pine cones and sparkle

This DIY Deer Winter Wreath should have been made a year ago when I thrifted and bought all of the supplies. But you know how a crafters life is. Full. We tend to put too much on our plate sometimes and then things simply don’t happen.

I bet that if I had made this rustic Christmas wreath last year it would have looked completely different. Well not entirely as I would have used embellishments from the same batch, but I am positive that I would have designed a different composition. And both would have been wonderful!

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Also, I scored Ikeas SMYCKA wreath for 5 Euro (instead of 10 Euro) in the after Christmas clearance. This prevented me from deconstructing a different wreath I have in my Christmas decor stash for more variety.

I decided to show you 2 different things today:

  1. How to come up with a wreath design using all sorts of supplies you already have at hand (documented with photos)
  2. and the actual making of this sparkly deer themed wreath (documented in the video HERE).

But first, let me welcome you to Day 1 of the 4th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Series I am participating in!

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It’s Day 1 and we are sharing DIY Wreath Ideas! Find the others at the end of this post…

How to Make a Rustic yet Sparkly DIY Deer Winter Wreath

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Monthly Craft Room De-Stash Challenge

As I am using only supplies I already had at hand, this post qualifies wonderfully for this monthly challenge. Originally, some were thrifted and some I found in my local dollar store (the deer wreath hanger + those wonderful golden sparkly antlers).

Thrifted Chritmas ornaments and decor elements bought in dollar store

I used a silver deer, a star and those wood&felt ornaments to DIY my recycled Advent wreath I will definitely re-use this year. Only need to get new moss and candles.


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Supplies to DIY a Green & Beige Christmas Wreath

Supplies to make a DIY deer winter wreath for hyggelig holidays

Wreath & Hanger

Ornaments & Embellishments

I tried to find the same exact things I used or at least similar ones. Not an easy task as I used only things I had at home, some of them even thrifted. Please remember, you don’t need to buy new elements if you have a ton at home that works together colorwise. I’ll be showing you how to make a cohesive design happen none the less.

Ribbon, String & Wire


How to Come Up With the Design?

Given, this can be a little stressful. But really, it shouldn’t. I’d love for you to enjoy the process of creation and as long as you are liking the look of your design in the end, then it’s a total success!

So, here goes…

Bring out all the different Christmas ornaments, ribbons, and other decor elements like felt coasters, wooden stars and pine cones that are in the color range you are envisioning your wreath to be.

Then start pre-arranging them on the wreath by simply placing them on top of each other. You probably won’t be using everything, but it helps the creative process to see all possibilities. I didn’t even bother to get rid of the tags before this step.

start creating a design for your rustic yet sparkly Christmas antlers wreath

Continue staging the wreath.

How? By adding elements, taking them off again, moving them to another place, until you like what you see.

pre-arrange individual decor elements to get started on your design for a unique DIY deer winter wreath

You don’t want to lose your design while starting to prep those different elements for the assembly. So simply grab a pen & paper and make a quick sketch and some notes (mainly for color references).

It doesn’t need to be a good quality drawing, it only needs to serve the purpose of you remembering where goes what, lol.

DIY tip: make a quick sketch of your design arrangement before putting the wreath together

Start Creating the Individual Design Elements

Now you will clear your workspace and start assembling the individual design elements for your rustic wreath.

The supplies for this wreath are mainly natural. I used felt, raw wool, wood, pine cones, and mainly natural colors ornaments in beige, copper, and olive-green. All this screams Hygge to me. Are you familiar with that term? If not, learn more about Hygge HERE.

supplies to DIY a cozy and rustic winter or Christmas wreath

See, how I’ve put together this first element in the video HERE.

DIY winter wreath for front door. This design element screams hygge and is made of felt, raw wool, wood, pine cones and deer antlers

Related – Christmas Tree Crafts:

Burlap ribbon bow decorated with antlers, pine cones, christmas bulbs and a felt coaster

Using a little length of jute twine to create a cluster of Christmas ornaments works great, too. I tried to glue as little as possible directly to the wreath as I want to be able to reuse it if I want to.

green and beige Christmas ornaments design for Christmas wreath or tree

Video Tutorial: How to Put Your Unique DIY Wreath Together

In this video, you will see exactly how to make all those different design elements for this cozy and rustic winter wreath. Furthermore, you will learn how to secure them to the wreath so they will stay put.


Hygge winter home decor DIY wreath with natural colors and material

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DIY this cozy & rustic Deer Winter Wreath using burlap, felt, wooden stars, Christmas ornaments, raw wool and pinecones. Step by step video tutorial included! #craftifymylove #hygge #winterwreath #christmaswreath #deerantlers #naturalhomedecor

I live in an apartment building in Germany, that is actually an old castle. Sadly, I am the only one decorating my front door. If this festive holidays wreath makes just one of my neighbors’ smile, it was worth my time & effort.

Close up of my sparkly deer antlers felt flower raw wool bow Christmas wreath

Are you planning on DIY-ing a wreath this year? Do you have a set color scheme in mind?


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Comments (20)

  1. Super cozy and cute! I like the combination of ornaments, antlers, ribbon, and pine cones. It works perfectly, very pretty color combination. #12daysofchristmas

  2. I haven’t even thought about my Christmas wreath yet! ‘Better get busy, huh? 😉 Your combination of mostly neutrals has inspired me, but then the cookie cutter one is super cute, too! Pinning -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    1. Hi Marci, why not make a combination? I still need to go take a look at what the others came up with. I’m a little behind because, well, life happened.

  3. Your wreath is beautiful. I’m trying to rock my stash for the 12 Days of Christmas challenge too! Since I joined the craft room destash challenge, it’s kinda become a regular goal for me

    1. And it’s so very interesting to see what all we can accomplish with the things we already own and a little creativity.

  4. Beautiful wreath! I am considering repurposing one of my former wreaths as well this year so thanks for the inspiration. You just might see it next month if there is a challenge. Love seeing your projects every month.

  5. How pretty! I love that you used things you already had and some of it was thrifted. I love picking up things at thrift stores that then find their way into future projects.

    1. Hi Susan, thank you for your lovely comment. Sometimes i buy things without knowing what they will turn into. Those are the most fun.

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