I’d like to show you how to make a pretty spring wreath for your home. A wreath is a great way to give your home a warm welcoming feel this new spring season.
How do I make a pretty spring wreath? The answer is very simple and easy. Follow along with me as I give you a step by step tutorial. With a few supplies you can craft and create a pretty wreath to use as decor in your home.
Spring is finally here and I am more then happy to take down all the winter decor and focus on redecorating for spring. There is just something so refreshing and invigorating about a new season, especially with spring where I live. I can see the mountains of snow starting to melt, birds are returning, the warmth of the sun feels so good and I love to open my windows for some fresh air.
In a previous blog post I talk about 5 Beautiful Ways to Decorate Your Home For Spring. https://behomeinspired.com/2022/03/09/5-beautiful-ways-to-decorate-your-home-for-spring/. One of the five ways is to hang up a pretty flower spring wreath in your home. So I’d like to share how you can easily DIY a wreath for yourself. This doesn’t have to be expensive either.
List of Wreath Supplies
- Grapevine Wreath 18″
- Artificial flowers or greenery stems
- Wire Cutters
- Glue Gun and glue sticks
- Wired ribbon (I used 2″ wide)
- Wreath Hanger
I bought my grapevine wreath at Michaels Craft along with a few of the floral stems but there are other options too. Check out your local thrift shop or even reuse an old wreath that you have but no longer use. There are also other options for your wreath base besides grapevine, depending on the look you want to go for. Some other options are an embroidery hoop, wire hoop, or a beaded hoop. Just be aware that with these, it may be harder to attach the florals with just a glue gun. Floral wire will be needed to attach the stems.
Florals, Greenery and Stems
Now let’s think about what we are going to put on our wreath for florals and greenery. Check out what you have on hand first and then get some ideas of what you’d like to use. Since this is the spring season, some pretty florals are flower buds, cherry blossoms, tulips, pussy willows, or baby breath. Decide on which colours you want to use. Also think about which area of your home you will be hanging this wreath when you’re deciding on colours and style. Try to pick at least 4 to 5 varieties of stems and greenery. Using different sizes and textures will give your wreath a full look with lots of interest. The dollar store is another inexpensive option for greenery and flower stems.
Wreath Making Supplies
Wired ribbon is used to make a bow or weave ribbon through your wreath. This is totally optional and it’s up to you whether you want to add it or not. I used about 96″ of two inch wide wired ribbon for my wreath. You can buy wired ribbon at a local craft or dollar store.
Wire cutters are used to cut the flowers or greenery off of the stems to put on the wreath. You can find them at a hardware store or in your husband’s toolbox:)
A hot glue gun is used to attach the floral stems to the wreath. You can pick one up at a hardware store or craft store.
A wreath hanger is used over top of your door and has a hook on it to hold your wreath in place the door. They come in a variety of options and can be found at a local hardware store or craft supply store.
Assembling the Wreath
Start with your main greenery or florals that are the thickest and the ones you want to place first on top of your wreath. Using the wire cutters, cut the stems to the size of pieces you want to place around your wreath. I like to lay them all on the wreath first before I glue them down so I can play with them and move them around until I like how they all look. I do that with all my floral stems before I glue. Layering and placing them in an arrangement I like helps me visualize how I want the finished wreath to look.
You can place the florals on one side of the wreath like I did. Other options would be to place them all around the wreath, only on the top or on the bottom only.
Once you are happy with which florals you want to use and how you want to place them on the wreath, remove them all. Using your hot glue gun, start attaching the first base layer of greenery and flowers to the wreath. Once they’re glued on, continue with the next layer of flowers. After putting them in place, attach with glue.
Continue with this same pattern of cutting your stems, arranging where you want them on the wreath and then glueing them in place.
The final flowers, stems or greenery added to your wreath are generally the smaller pieces that you can use for filling in all the areas that may look a little empty. Here I am going to use some white babies breath to fill in spots that need a bit more florals.
Making a Bow for the Wreath
Making a wire ribbon bow is pretty easy and can add a pretty touch of dimension to your wreath. Taking the wire ribbon I looped the ribbon three times in a circle. I used about 60″ of ribbon for this. Cut the ribbon off from the roll and dab some hot glue on the ends of your loop. Cut another length of ribbon off the roll to tie around the loops in the middle and hang down in trailing ends. I used approximately 36″ for this piece. I used a piece if twine to tie around the middle of my loops first to form the bow. Then I tied my 36″ piece over top of the twine and made a knot to hold it in place. Fluff out the loops and arrange the hanging loose ends. Attach with glue onto the wreath.
Have a good look at your pretty wreath and adjust the stems to sit where you want them too, adding more hot glue if necessary.
Hanging Your Finished Spring Wreath
Finally find a spot to display the beautiful wreath you have just created. Hanging a pretty spring wreath on your front door is a great way to give your home a warm welcoming feel this new spring season.
Pin For Later
Now I want to challenge you to go make a wreath to decorate your home this month. What are your favourite spring florals and colours? Until next time…. Have a wonderful week and Happy Spring!