How To Make a Spring Wreath

How To Make a Spring Wreath

Well hello there!  I’m so glad you’re visiting today.  Today is the day I am going to show you how easy it is to make a wreath.  In this case, I’m making a spring wreath, but what I’m about to explain will work for any type of wreath.  it’s so much easier than you might think and much cheaper than buying one.  And, the great thing about making your own is that you totally customize the look you’re going for.  Ready?  Let’s get to it!

For this project, I picked up a simple grapevine wreath for about $5 at my local craft store.

grapevine wreath

 

I also picked up five bunches of Hydrangea.   Good news!  They’re even on sale right now.

 

hydrangea bunch

 

Now, to make a wreath, the first thing you need to do is remove the flowers from the stems.  You certainly can’t work with them still attached. 🙂  So, you want to separate the flowers into the smallest grouping and then clip them with some wire cutters.

 

top of hydrangea stem for wreath

 

cutting stem for wreath

 

Once you remove the stems,  you can kind of place them around the wreath to make sure you have enough to cover the wreath the way you’d like.  I used all 5 bunches for this wreath.

 

stems after being cut for wreath

 

I also removed the leaves from two of the bunches.  Just simply slide them off the stem so that they can be used them behind the flowers.

leaves for wreath

 

To “attach” the leaves, I slide them under some of the branches to hold them in place.  Just like you see here.

 

slide leaf under grapevine for wreath

 

Next, I added some hot glue on the little plastic ring that joins two leaves.  Then, I pressed it to the underside of the branch.

 

here's where you put glue

 

Here, you can see how I spaced the leaves.  Of course you could do the same thing using two different types of flowers or greenery other than the leaves from the flowers.  The idea is to add a little ‘filler.”

leaves around wreath

 

With the leaves in place, you’re ready to begin inserting the flowers into the wreath.  Again, I simply press them down into the branches, which will hold them in place.  However, I also add some hot glue to the end of top of the stem where it will make contact with the top of the wreath.

 

put glue here on stem

 

I continue pushing stems into the wreath, all the way around.  When you do this, make sure that you are placing the flowers very close together so that you don’t see the branches between them.

 

inserting flower into wreath

 

Here you can see that there was a little too much space between these flowers, so I simply pulled one flower back a bit to make room to insert another flower in that space.

 

filling a hole in wreath

add stems very close to one another

 

I left a little space at the top to add a bow.  However, you could completely fill the wreath all the way around if you prefer.

leave space at the top for a bow

 

complete wreath

 

Okay, so my bow leaves a bit to be desired.  This was the ribbon I had on hand so that I could take  a quick pic for you.  I will definitely be changing it out for a wider, brighter color ribbon.

wreath on door

And using the same ideas, I made the wreath below.  I just added greenery and blooms to the wreath with a little hot glue to hold them in place.  On this one I also added our monogram ~ which is kind of fun. 🙂

 

So, what do you think?  Easier than you thought?  I hope this inspires you to try making your own wreath.  It’s a fun project that you can do quickly and easily.  And, if you make your own, then you can change them out for each new season or holiday without breaking the bank.   Go on, give it a shot and let me know how you do.  Don’t forget, let me know what you think with your comment below and you can subscribe to my email list here.

 

Until next time~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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21 Comments

  1. I love it! Gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to make a wreath with hydrangea. I’m going to give this a go soon!

  2. What a pretty spring wreath. I love the pale green color of the hydrangea. Visiting from Bee Party. I’d like to invite you to share at Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make Party. It’s open through Tues.

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      Thanks for the invite & thanks for stopping by. Glad you like the wreath. I’m a sucker for hydrangeas. 🙂

  3. Such a pretty wreath; I haven’t made one in years but I keep admiring every else’s.. maybe it’s time to get to work. Pinned.

    1. Author

      Thanks Joanne. I’m glad you stopped by (& pinned). Yes, you should definitely make one. They really are so easy and take no time at all. Let me know how it goes.

    1. Author

      I’m so glad you liked it. Thanks. I hope the tutorial helps you. Let me know how yours turns it out.

  4. Your spring wreath looks great! I need to make something for my front door to replace the wreath that I used through Easter. The hydrangeas might be just the perfect flower to use in May. Thanks for the tutorial!

    1. Author

      So glad you like it Carol. Yes, you should absolutely make one. It’s super easy. It didn’t take any time to put it together.

  5. Beautiful – I might do this during the summer with our real hydrangea blossoms. They start blue and dry to a really pretty purple. Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY Party!

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      Oh I’m so jealous! I’d love to have real hydrangeas to use. Maybe one day I will learn to grow them. I wonder how long they could last in a wreath? Thanks for visiting.

  6. Pretty spring wreath! I need to make a new one but I will have to wait a bit until we’ve moved to do that. Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.

    1. Author

      Well, when you get settled Kileen, you’ll have to come back and use this to help you make one.

    1. Author

      Thanks Kimm. I love hydrangeas too. Hubby doesn’t, and I can’t imagine why. Thanks for visiting.

  7. This wreath so says summer!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

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