How to Make an Easy DIY Floral Wreath
Floral wreaths provide a beautiful, more modern take on the wreaths you're used to seeing throughout the seasons. So rather than dishing out a chunk of money for a pre-made one, we have the guide to making one yourself.
Hoop wreaths provide a beautiful, more modern take on the wreaths you're used to seeing throughout the seasons. So rather than dishing out a chunk of money for a pre-made one, we have the guide to making one yourself.
We love our real plants more than anything here at The Spruce, but this project uses faux flowers and greenery. Not only will it be better for your seasonal allergies, but the fake blooms will allow you to keep your wreath for years to come, rather than a week.
What You'll Need
Equipment / Tools
- Wire cutters
- Hot glue gun (optional)
- Metal hoop or embroidery hoop (we used a 12" one)
- Floral wire
- 3 Filler flower sprigs
- 2 Pieces of greenery
- 1 Main flower
While we've demonstrated how to make a springtime hoop wreath, this method will allow you to easily and effortlessly create an arrangement, no matter the season or botanical materials you use.
Gather Your Materials
Have all the necessary materials spread out and ready to be used, so it's easier to work as you go through each step.
Cut and Arrange the Florals
Remove any unnecessary leaves (or wilted ones if your flowers are real), and cut extra long stems down. Then begin arranging how you'd like your wreath to look, before actually wiring and gluing anything down.
Attach the Greenery
Take the sprigs of greenery you selected and wire one at a time along one half of the metal hoop. Wrap the wire along the length of each stems, making sure to lift leaves as you go so they don't get squished.
Oftentimes hoop wreaths have florals on one side and the exposed metal hoop on the other. If you'd like to cover the entirety of your wreath, feel free to do so!
If you find that the wire isn't holding the plants exactly how you want it to, use a hot glue gun and make adjustments as needed.
Place Filler Flowers
Take the smaller blooms you selected and begin wiring them into the sparser spots of the wreath. Use the same method you did for the greenery, but avoid wrapping the entire flower (just the stem). Use a hot glue gun if needed to help make the flowers stick.
Add the Final Flower
Take your main bloom and wire it onto your frame. We prefer putting ours off to the side for a little extra personality, but play around with it and see what type of layout you like best. As with the other flowers and greenery, use your wire to attach the flower.
Set and Attach Ribbon
Allow your florals to set for at least a half an hour. This gives them a chance to adjust within the wire, and if you used hot glue as reinforcement, it allows it to fully dry. After, tie a ribbon to the top of your wreath for hanging.
Hang the Wreath
Once you've finished making your hoop wreath, hang your wreath above a mantel, on a wall, or on a door. You now have yourself a perfect spring wreath!
What supplies do I need to make a wreath?
Many wreath supplies come down to personal preference. But in general, you’ll need a metal hoop; wire; and flowers, greenery, and other decorations.
Is it cheaper to make your own wreath?
It depends. You can find some inexpensive prefabricated wreaths that are simple in design, and an elaborate DIY wreath might end up costing more than they do. However, when comparing prefabricated and DIY wreaths that are similar in their design features, the DIY ones are generally cheaper.
What glue is best for wreath making?
Hot glue is usually the preferred choice for making wreaths. But you can use any glue that says it’s suitable for your chosen wreath materials.