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12 Creative Christmas Evergreen Decor Ideas for 2023

Nothing says Christmas like fresh evergreens that add a rustic ambiance and festive fragrance to your home. Today, we share all 12 creative ways to decorate with Christmas Evergreen Decor. Whether you like fresh, live greenery or prefer to decorate with artificial, we have some amazing ideas for evergreen garlands, wreaths, mantels, and more.

What Does Decorating With Evergreens At Christmas Represent?

Evergreens symbolize everlasting life. For this reason, the evergreen fir tree has long been used to celebrate winter festivals. Many believe in decorating our homes with evergreens because it makes us think of the spring to come.

The fragrance of fresh-cut pine and fir trees has long been added to candles and essential oils to enhance the Christmas spirit.

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A Week Of Christmas

I’ve joined with some of my most creative friends to share a week’s worth of Christmas inspiration. Visit us daily this week for more ideas to decorate your home for the holiday.

A week of Christmas Inspiration The Best Evergreen Christmas Decor Ideas.

Day 3 – Christmas Decorating with Evergreen Greenery

Welcome to Day 3 of our Week of Christmas. You will be amazed at all the creative ways to use fresh and faux greenery around your home this holiday. We have wreath ideas, evergreen garlands, festive mantels, creative centerpieces, and more. So let’s get started.

Creative Ways To Decorate with Evergreen Wreaths

Wreaths have long been associated with Christmas, and an evergreen wreath can be used in many ways. Check out these creative ways to use wreaths this year.

Simple Ways To Make Store-Bought Wreaths Look Amazing

By: Simply 2 Moms

Want to make your inexpensive store-bought Christmas wreaths look amazing? Try these simple tricks to create a look that perfectly matches your style! For example, see Simply 2 Moms’ creative approach to Christmas evergreen decor.


Add small greenery wreath to chair backs for a festive and unique Farmhouse Style Christmas.

The Secret To Making A Magnolia Wreath With Fresh Leaves

By: The Ponds Farmhouse

Want to learn the secret to making a fresh magnolia wreath quickly and easily? You can make this wreath for free in less than an hour, and it will look great for months.


How to make a Fresh Magnolia leaf Wreath.  Evergreen Wreath ideas for Christmas Decor.

How To Host A Christmas Wreath Decorating Party

By: Cottage on Bunker Hill

Invite your girlfriends over and have a wreath-decorating party! Learn all these secret supplies you need to host a wreath night and transform fresh winter wreaths into personalized creations. You will love Jennifer’s creative party idea.


Evergreen wreath making party.

Decorating with Christmas Evergreen Garland

Garlands are another way to add a festive feel to your home. Drape them on mantels, over a doorway, around your banister, or along the center of your table.

Welcome December Cozy With Christmas Evergreen Decor

By: She Gave It A Go

Transform your home with some cozy and cheerful ideas for adding greenery! Create a lovely mantel, a festive kitchen, and a welcoming front porch — endless possibilities. Brent shares all her tips, so let’s get started!


Add Evergreen Garland to a mantel for Christmas Decor.

Secret To Make A Fresh Cedar Garland

By: The Ponds Farmhouse

Want to know the secret to making a fresh cedar garland that stays together and doesn’t fall apart? I’ve made my fair share of fresh garlands, and although I follow all the instructions, they want to fall apart. This year, I had another idea, and it worked like a charm.


Easy to make Fresh Cedar Garland for outdoor Christmas Decorating.

Ways To Use Christmas Evergreen Decor For Centerpieces

Looking for unique ways to decorate your tables this Christmas? Well, we’ve got you covered with incredible Christmas evergreen decor topiaries and other centerpiece ideas.

DIY Real Cedar and Dried Orange Topiaries

By: The Ponds Farmhouse

These DIY natural cedar and orange topiaries are a sustainable and budget-friendly way to decorate for the Christmas season. Following this easy step-by-step tutorial, you can fill your home with the beautiful fragrance of live greenery and save money this holiday.

DIY-Real-Cedar-and-Orange-Topiaries-for Christmas Evergreen Decor.

How To Make Dried Orange Slices To Mix With Live Greenery

By: Cottage in the Mitten

There is something traditional and magical about drying oranges for Christmas. In this post, you’ll learn how to dry oranges, infuse them into your Christmas greenery, or make your own festive garland.

Kim mixes dried oranges and greenery for a unique Christmas Evergreen Decor Centerpiece.


DIY Greenery and Dried Orange Centerpiece

Evergreen Plants for Porch Containers

Don’t you love a beautiful urn or basket filled with fresh greenery? See how budget-friendly these ideas are.

Winter Gardening with Outdoor Planters and Live Evergreen Foliage

By: Stacy Ling

Looking for budget-friendly ways to decorate the front porch for the holidays? Try winter gardening by potting up some fresh winter greens and making an outdoor planter that will last throughout Christmas and beyond. Wait until you see how easy it is to design a gorgeous winter front porch display with these easy tips from my good friend Stacy from Bricks ‘n Blooms.


Use Fresh Evergreen plants in porch containers to decorate for Christmas.

More Creative Ways To Use Greenery

You can decorate your home with fresh or fake evergreens. Here are a few more fun ideas.

How To Make An Advent Wreath With Christmas Evergreens

By: Robyn’s French Nest

You can easily create a DIY Advent wreath with this simple tutorial from Robyn at Robyn’s French Nest. Celebrate Christmas with intentional traditions for the whole family this year! Plus, this festive wreath will help your home feel extra special for the festive holiday season!


Greenery Christmas Decor - Advent Candle Ring

How To Use Fresh Boxwood For Evergreen Christmas Package Toppers and More

By: The Ponds Farmhouse

Fresh boxwood looks great for several weeks when harvested in the winter. You can use Boxwood Evergreen Christmas Decor for months after the holidays.

I have used it for mini-boxwood wreaths that look amazing as gift package toppers, filled containers with clippings and made stunning topiaries with fresh boxwood evergreen stems.

You can see all the fun ideas.


Real Fresh Boxwood for Package Toppers, Topiaries and more

Real Cedar Plate Rings For Christmas Tablescape

By: The Ponds Farmhouse

You can easily make a plate wreath to place on a charger plate by using natural cedar and some medium-weight wire.

To make the plate wreaths, gather long cedar stems and make a circle with the wire to fit the rim of the plates. This is a perfect evergreen Christmas decor idea.


How To make a fresh cedar plate ring for a Christmas Tablesape for Christmas Evergreen Decor.

How To Keep Fresh Greenery Looking Fresh for the Holidays

By: The Ponds Farmhouse

Bringing fresh evergreen garlands and wreaths inside a warm house for the holidays can present challenges. You don’t want your Christmas decorations drooping or falling apart before Christmas, so here are a few tips and tricks to keep everything looking great longer.


Live Cedar for Christmas decorating and how to keep real greenery fresh for the holidays.

I’m sure these ideas have inspired you to use Christmas evergreen decor in your home this year. I can’t wait to hear which tips you found the most helpful.

Stop back by tomorrow for our inspiration for front porches and entryways. We’ll share more about using evergreen garlands and wreaths.


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12 Creative Christmas Evergreen Decor Ideas for 2023

Jennifer Howard

Thursday 16th of November 2023

I loved everyone's ideas for this roundup!


Friday 17th of November 2023

Jennifer, I did too! Thanks


Wednesday 8th of November 2023

Such fun ideas! Makes me want to get down to the farmhouse and cut and saw and pluck my little heart out! ;)


Saturday 11th of November 2023

Cindy, You should its so budget-friendly.

AnnMarie | Simply2Moms

Wednesday 8th of November 2023

I'm loving all of these creative ideas today!!


Saturday 11th of November 2023

Hey Thanks.

Brendt Blanks

Wednesday 8th of November 2023

Rachel, I'm absolutely loving all these beautiful and creative ideas for incorporating greenery into our homes this year. Touring with you this week has been an absolute joy. xoxo, Brendt


Saturday 11th of November 2023

Brendt, I appreciate your kind words.


Wednesday 8th of November 2023

I love using greenery and foraging it is the best! So many good ideas today!


Saturday 11th of November 2023

Thanks Kim.