How To Fluff An Artificial Wreath – Christmas Wreath Tip

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This is the BEST tip to make your Christmas wreath look full and beautiful! Learn how to fluff an artificial wreath the professional way every single time.

These wreaths are useful all year long. Evergreen Christmas wreaths are the perfect background for all kinds of wreaths, no matter the season or holiday.

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Different Names of Christmas Wreaths

The first thing I want to point out is that there are different things this wreath base is called. Here are a few different names for this wreath:

  • Evergreen Wreath Base
  • PVC Wreath
  • Christmas Wreath

You can see how I use each of these wreaths specifically for the holidays here! As you’ll notice, the wreaths are always nice and fluffy.

PVC Wreath Ideas

Before I teach you how to fluff this wreath, here are some different things you can make with a PVC wreath.

  • Spring Wreaths
  • Everyday Wreaths
  • Christmas Wreaths
  • Fall Wreaths
  • Easter Wreaths

PVC wreaths make an excellent product. They are much easier to decorate than a grapevine wreath as those can be difficult to maneuver around.

Tips For Choosing a Wreath

When you choose a wreath, keep these tips in mind. This will make your crafting much more successful.

Needle Tips

Pay attention to needle tips – the height and quantity of the needle tips are very important. Anything with fewer than 150 needles is going to be more bare.

Another reason we want more needle is that it makes the wreath thicker, and that provides more places to adhere the glue from our stems.

Wreath Frame

You also need to look at the wreath frame underneath. Some wreaths have one frame and others have 2 frames.

Either option is fine. When you have two frames, the inside frame is smaller than the outside hoop, this is called an ‘elevated’ wreath. It will pop up more in the center and it will give you a thicker, more dimensional wreath to work with.

Where To Buy Evergreen Wreaths

There are lots of places – even online – where you can buy these wreaths. Here are some of my favorite places to buy these wreaths.

I like to buy my wreaths at wholesale shops. You can also find these wreaths at Michael’s and Hobby Lobby, however, they will have shorter needles. I prefer to use a 3 or 4-inch needle tips with my wreaths because they are fuller and thicker, making it easy to add more florals.

How To Fluff an Artificial Wreath

Learn how to successfully fluff an artificial wreath so that it looks full and shows off all of your artistic decorations.

Pull Out Each Needle Stem

The very first thing you want to do is pull out each of your needle stems. As you do this, lift them up and out. Give them a lift and straighten them out.

No matter how much you add to your wreath – whether it’s just a bow or a lot of greenery – you need to touch each one of your ties and lift them up.

Don’t lift and separate so much that you see the frame. You want to have just enough lift that you can attach your decor.

Use an Elevated Wreath

If you want a really fluffy wreath, I suggest buying an elevated wreath. As you fluff out the wreath, it will look so much fuller and three-dimensional. The two different-sized hoops push the needles out and give it a thicker appearance.

Watch the Video: How to Fluff an Artificial Wreath

Finally, if you are a visual learner, I’ve put together a simple video for you showing you how to get a nice, fluffy wreath every single time.

Final Thoughts

As you fluff out your wreath, spend time on every single needle tie. Pull them out, but not so far that you see the frame underneath. It might take a little bit of practice, but that’s the fun part!

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  1. Sophia Haines on October 29, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Yes, I like the tutorials.

  2. Lisa Hall on October 30, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Thank for all your helpful tips !! I hope to be as talented as you are !!

  3. Teresa on October 30, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful tutorials with us!!! I’ve learned so much from you!!!

  4. Pat Myles on October 30, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you for the helpful instruction and info regarding number and length of the stems.

  5. Melissa Carter on October 30, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Love everything you do and I appreciate you so much. I watch every video you post so I can learn to nr a better creator. You inspire me to work work work and try things I dont even think I can do. Thank you so much for all that you do.

  6. Jay on October 30, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Where would I find an elevated wreath and how can I tell it’s elevated?

    • Julie Siomacco on November 2, 2020 at 9:31 pm

      Two wire rings and the middle ring is taller than the ring on the back

  7. Sandy Williams on October 30, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    What size wreath do you typically use? I’m using the red barn and it’s also a gift.
    Thank you for all you’re doing!

    • Julie Siomacco on November 2, 2020 at 9:30 pm


  8. GLORIA J FITZ on October 30, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    I love that you do this. I use the wreaths especially at Christmas.
    Thank you so much.

  9. Catherine on October 30, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    I love all of your creations! you work is beautiful!!! I learn so much from your videos. A huge THANK YOU!!!

  10. Rosemarie Sarra on October 30, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    I love your videos. I am very interested in joining your wreath of the month club

  11. Diane Turner on October 31, 2020 at 12:41 am

    How to join wreath classes

  12. Holly on November 23, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    I love tutorials! I’m interested in joining the wreath of the month club

    • Julie Siomacco on November 24, 2020 at 11:25 am

      Awesome! I would love to work with you. Got to for more information.

  13. Lori George on December 1, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Thank you…this is perfect and so helpful!

  14. Mary Jean Ingbretson on January 3, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Wow this video was so helpful. Thanks so much.

  15. Donna Poeta on January 14, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    I love the tutorials. I’m a beginner, so these are perfect for me.
    Where do you sign up for the monthly wreath club.?

    • Taylor Tompkins on January 15, 2021 at 11:58 am

      Hey Donna – You can learn more and join the waiting list for the Wreath of the Month Club at

  16. Tanya Coleman on August 15, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Thank you for taking time to clearly teach and advise. Now I don’t feel alone.

  17. Joan wheat on October 9, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Need info about wreath making club

  18. Malinda Walker on October 18, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Thank you for helping my wreaths to not look so skinny!

  19. Viola Adey on November 23, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Love what you do

  20. Rebecca Wilkinson on January 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Thank you Julie! Very much needed info. I would not have done as well without watching what you did and having the information for buying is so important!

  21. Connnie Kicklighter on August 29, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    I love the tutorials

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