The weather is finally warming up and we are all ready for a little spring color. This DIY spring wreath will brighten your front door even if the temps dip a few more times.
I found this gorgeous spring wreath for our front door online, but it came in at almost $500. Yep. You read that right. $500. I’m going to need more than a wreath for that kind of cash.
With one trip to the craft store and a couple of hours with the hot glue gun, I was able to replicate the look I wanted for a fraction of the price. All in, I paid about $100 for the supplies. Michaels only had the 24″ wreath in stock, so my version of this wreath is huge (which means I needed more flowers to cover it). The 18″ would be beautiful as well.
Spring Wreath Supplies
- Grapevine Wreath
- 18″ or 24″
- Faux Blooms in Rich Spring Colors
- Dahlias, Cabbage Roses, Ranunculus, & Carnations
- Faux Greenery
- Boxwood & Filler Stems
- Faux Berries
- Large Cream Stems
- Small Pink & Yellow Clusters
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue
- Wire Cutters
Step 1: Find Your Faux
When it comes to silk flowers, you tend to get what you pay for. Grandin Road and Frontgate are my favorite sources for the best faux flowers for around the house because they look absolutely real. But, for a wreath that will be seen only from a distance, Michaels and Hobby Lobby are my go-to. Their faux blooms are reasonably priced and both run great sales before the season, so get yours early before they sell out.
Don’t forget to pick up a wreath form to serve as your wreath base. You can use several types of form such as foam or wire, but my favorite is a grapevine wreath. The layers of wrapped vine make it easy to weave the flower stems in at different heights to create a fuller look than foam with fewer blooms than you would need for a wire form.
Step 2: Prep Your Flowers
Group your faux blooms by color and lay them out so they are easy to grab. We are going to add 1 color at a time, so it is easier if you separate them beforehand.
Next, use wire cutters to clip the stems to roughly 3″ long. This will give you plenty of stem to wedge into the grapevine. As you work, you may find that you want to trim some of the stems shorter.
Step 3 : Place Your Largest Blooms
Don’t grab the glue yet. Right now, you want to be able to move around the blooms until you are happy with the look. Just push the stem into the grapevine for a temporary hold.
Start a rough layout by placing your three largest blooms in a triangle around the wreath. If you think of your wreath like a clock, I put my red dahlias at 11, 3, and 7 (ish). Odd numbers work better for a more organic look, and they don’t have to be spaced exactly so don’t worry about perfection.
Once you have the three focal blooms placed, pick the next color and place those evenly in the open spaces. Use your triangle as a guide again. Don’t worry about using the same exact flowers at each point of the triangle. Match the color and weight (or size) of the blooms. I only bought two of the large pink cabbage roses, so I used a grouping of smaller pink roses for the third spot.
Step 4: Fill in the Flowers, Color By Color
Think of your six largest blooms as group leaders. Working with one color at a time, add flowers evenly to each group. For my wreath I added cream roses to a few groups, followed by yellow carnations.
Cluster small blooms together to create a larger color impact. The orange ranunculus blooms were too small on their own, so I grouped three together and treated the cluster as one flower.
Step 5: Secure Flowers With Hot Glue
Once you like how your wreath is looking, add a healthy dose of hot glue to each stem and press it back into the grapevine.
Step 6: Finish With Berries & Greenery
Don’t skimp on the fillers! Small berries and greenery adds layers of texture to the wreath and creates a richer look. And, smaller elements are perfect for filling in holes between flowers.
Tip: Cut the greenery so that you can use the longer pieces on the outside of the wreath and the shorter sprigs to fill the inside.