How to Make a Floral Wreath

Person making floral wreath

The Spruce / Candace Madonna

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 your guide to making one yourself.

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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.

Now, the key to a perfect wreath is all in this formula. You'll need:

  • 3 filler flower sprigs
  • 2 pieces of greenery
  • 1 main flower
Faux flowers on white wood background
The Spruce / Candace Madonna

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.

  1. Gather Your Materials

    The items you'll need to make a wreath are as follows:

    Supplies

    • Metal hoop or embroidery hoop (we used a 12" one)
    • Floral wire
    • 3 filler flowers
    • 2 sprigs of greenery
    • 1 main flower
    • Ribbon

    Tools

    • Wire cutters
    • Scissors
    • Hot glue gun (optional)
    Supplies for making a hoop wreath
    The Spruce / Candace Madonna
  2. Cut and Arrange Your 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.

    Hands cutting faux flowers
    The Spruce / Candace Madonna
  3. Attach Your 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.

    Hand wiring faux greenery to a hoop
    The Spruce / Candace Madonna
  4. Place Your 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.

    Hands placing filler flowers on hoop
    The Spruce / Candace Madonna
  5. 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.

    Hand placing large flower on hoop
    The Spruce / Candace Madonna
  6. 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.

    Hand tying ribbon on wreath
    The Spruce / Candace Madonna
  7. Display

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!

Finished hoop wreath
The Spruce / Candace Madonna