Learn how to make a lovely, delicate wildflower wreath that will transition easily from Spring into Summer!
A few weeks ago I had a friend ask me if I would be willing to make her a new Spring wreath. Her favorite one was deteriorating after a few years of use. I agreed, and when I got the chance the girls and I stopped by Michael’s Craft Store one morning while my son was at school. Lo and behold, all their Spring florals were 50% off! Woohoo!
My goal was to create a wreath that played on the same themes as my friends’ old favorite:
Lots of small, delicate flowers in a variety of textures and colors mixed together on a bed of foliage.
Almost sounds like a salad recipe now that I read that – ha!
There is really no one way to make a wreath – a lot of it comes down to personal preference and making it work for your style and space. However, I’ll share the supplies and technique I used to build this one, as well as a few tips for putting together your own wildflower wreath.
Also, thanks to McGlynn Farm for gifting me this cute wildflower t-shirt! You can find this sweet shirt here, along with many other lovely finds for your home! (Sorry about the spots – it was raining on me!)
Supplies needed for a wildflower wreath:
- A grapevine wreath form (the one I used was 18 inches in diameter)
- A variety of faux florals and foliage
- Scissors for cutting off tags
- Wire cutters (I like these by Husky)
- Optional floral wire
I tried to be super organized and proactive and saved all my floral tags so that I could link the specific florals I used in this wildflower wreath for you, but unfortunately I could only find one of them on the Michael’s website. Ugh! Any similar flowers will do, though. Here are a few to consider:
How to build a wildflower wreath:
There are many ways to attach stems to a wreath form. Personally, I’m comfortable with just trimming my floral stems (still leaving them semi-long) and sticking them directly into the grapevine wreath form. They will definitely stay this way as long as no one is intentionally pulling them out. I’ve seen people hot glue their stems in, but this does not appeal to me as I like the flexibility of taking flowers out and rearranging them while building my wreath. I’m a design-as-I-go type of person.
You can also secure them with floral wire if you so desire. It’s definitely more work, but will ensure that your flowers will stay put for a long time. (You can see that demonstrated in my YouTube video below.)
That being said, I do still lay out all my flowers at the beginning to get an idea of what I would like to do.
In keeping with the style of my friend’s previous wreath, I decided to do blocks of color. If you’d like a more mixed look, by all means feel free to mix your flowers together! I’m really partial to the color block look, though.
While there is no one right way to put together a wreath, here are a few tips:
- Keep all your florals and foliage “flowing” in the same direction, either clockwise or counter-clockwise. This will help keep it from feeling too chaotic.
- Be sure to place your stems toward the “outside” and “inside” of your wreath circle – not just a straight line around the wreath form – this will help give it fullness and depth.
- Be sure to overlap your stems, meaning the flowers/leaves of one bunch cover the stem of the preceding bunch.
- Don’t forget that you can modify faux florals to fit your needs. Too many leaves on that flower? Slide them off or cut them off to keep your wreath from looking too bushy!
There you have it – a simple wildflower wreath that will serve you Spring through Summer!
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