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DIY Faux Christmas Window Decoration with Wreath

Create magical Christmas windows to display throughout the house for added holiday joy!

fake christmas window made from canvases

I can’t believe this project is made with dollar tree materials! Seriously! It looks like such a fancy craft that would cost a lot of money to buy somewhere else. But you can make one for around $5.

Christmas wreath with bow on a faux window

I’ve lived in a lot of places that didn’t have enough windows in the house. Or, it was just hard to hang a wreath, because of mini blinds, etc.

So I’m thrilled that you can make faux windows to decorate for Christmas and hang them wherever you’d like in the kitchen, living room, office, bedroom, and even that bathroom that has no real windows!

For a really simple DIY, check out our popsicle stick Christmas window craft.

Christmas wreath on a faux window

How to Make Fake Christmas Window Decorations


4 – 5×8 stretch canvases (bought at The Dollar Tree)
Paint (white matte)
Paint brush
Sponge brush
Ribbon of choice
High heat hot glue gun with industrial grade glue sticks
Faux mini cedar wreath (approx. 10”) 

wreath canvas and craft supplies


Use the pliers to remove the staples from the wood frames of the canvas. You don’t need the canvas for this craft, but you might want to keep it for another DIY project. 

taking staples out of canvas frame

Brush the stain on the frames. Allow for 24-48 hours for the stain to completely dry. 

staining wood frame

Glue the four frames together to make a window.

hot glueing wooden frames together

After the window is glued together, dry brush white paint on the frames to give it a rustic feel like it has been weathered outdoors. 

painting wooden frames

Cut enough ribbon to allow the wreath to hang in the middle of the frame to the height that you desire. Loop the ribbon through the wreath and hot glue the ends in the back to secure.

Then, create a bow with the ribbon and hot glue it to the wreath.

hot glueing ribbon to frame

I have more tutorials for how to make bows with ribbons, including instructions on how to make a bow for a wreath and how to make a bow with wired ribbon.

wreath on a faux window

Helpful Tips For Making the Window

  • If you don’t want to use hot glue, you can use gorilla glue, E6000 glue or another glue that works well with wood.
  • Add command strips or picture hangers to the back to hang the windows.
  • You can use a real wreath, but the weight could be heavier than an artificial one. Keep that in mind because it could be too heavy to attach with ribbon and hot glue.
  • Use a smaller wreath if you’d like. Or hang another type of decoration from the window frame.

Want more dollar store Christmas crafts? Check out this elegant snowflake wreath made just from ornaments. I upcycled a Dollar Tree sign to make this beautiful Peace wreath.

You will also love our big list of quick and easy Christmas crafts!