Spring is finally here! Now here in Pennsylvania, it store doesn’t feel like spring yet, but it’s coming soon. To make myself feel more springy I did put up some of my more colorful and floral decor to match the season and I needed one more wreath to match a door that needed some love. I figured I could buy one, but all of the floral wreaths I saw were over $30 and I didn’t want spend that much- so I decided to make one. Total cost for this simple floral wreath: approximately $12 and total time to make it? Maybe 15 minutes. Easy peasy!
Armed with some coupons for my local craft store, I went in search for some materials. To make this, all you need is a grapevine wreath, (I used an 18 in one), some flowers (I used two stems of greenery, some smaller flowers and one bunch of peony style flowers which were mixed colors. Then you will need some ribbon to hang and hot glue to attach the flowers.
The first step is to decide how you want to arrange your flowers. Do you want to have them all in one section or cascading up or down? Do you want them on the bottom, top or side? I usually tend to place mine on the bottom “corner” if you will. I wanted to have them sort of cascade to each side with the majority in the middle of the bunch.
To do that, I cut my greenery off of it’s larger stem and took two of the branches and had them go “up” and two to go “down”. With a grapevine wreath, you don’t even need too much glue, you can often just tuck the stems under the parts of the wreath, but be sure to glue down any stems that aren’t staying down tight.
I started with the larger leaved stem first and then did the same as before with the smaller leaves. I purposely chose a contrasting green leave and one that was significantly smaller, so they added some variety to the bunch. Again, just tuck them in where you can and glue down the stems that aren’t tight.
Next came the flowers. I chose to lay these lavender looking branches down next since they more just complicated the leaves. I got them in purple and also yellow and then laid them down on top of the greenery, being sure to glue down carefully so I could hide and visible glue with the bigger flowers. I also ditched the more fake looking leaves just because I didn’t like them. I staggered them, some purple and yellow going both defections as well.
Now it was time for the big flowers! I cut all of the flowers off of the stem, leaving about a 1 in stem on them. I felt like I had enough greenery already so I just ditched the leaves that came on the bunch, but you could always use them if you liked them! After cutting them and leaving a stem, I started gluing.
To start I found the biggest flower to place in the middle and then glued it down, covering the stem and base around it in hot glue. I stuck it in the middle of where my greenery met and then worked my way out with the smaller flowers. I didn’t glue them in a row, but sort of staggered them so 1) they looked more natural and 2) covered any glue that could be seen.
I used 8 flowers for the middle, being sure to glue some more on the “top” and “bottom” of the bunch so they sort of wrapped the wreath a little more. The peach and pinks of the bundle and the variety of colors made the whole wreath come together!
Finally, just add a long piece of ribbon to tie it and you are all done! Burlap ribbon also would have looked nice, but I just loved this mint gingham.
All in all this wreath was around $12 and look literally like 15 minutes to make. The hot glue dries super fast so I could hang it up almost immediately. I think it adds such a cheery feeling to my living room! It would also look awesome on the front door.
So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to your craft store and grab some flowers and make yourself a beautiful wreath! You can use pretty much any color or style flowers you want just be sure to grab some greenery stems and bunchy flowers for a nice finished look.
Have you ever made your own floral wreath? What combination did you use?
Want more wreath ideas? Check out more of mine here.