DIY Floral Wreath Tutorial



My oh my, does this wreath not just make your heart skip a beat? Mine might skip two beats! 

My inspiration for this wreath came recently. Between working with design clients, planning a baby girl shower, and brainstorming for my own baby girl's next room I have been spending a lot of time browsing through all the talented artist on etsy and their BEAUTIFUL water color and digital art floral files. For my spring wreath I wanted to bring them to life! 

I want to say I only spent about $50 on supplies. Honestly, to me that's a deal, pre-made wreaths can be so expensive and I just can't bring myself to spend upwards $150 on one. But a GORGEOUS $50 one like this? Where do I sign up!

Here is how I did it....

The trick in spending the least amount of money is how and where I specifically purchased the florals.

Pink peonies and pale pink rose bouquets: Often you can find actual bouquets of flowers for cheaper then what's in the stem by stem section. These are typically less realistic looking and I tend not to use them but in this wreath there is so much going on that they don't look as cheap. I purchased these two in the spring section and at the time all the spring stuff was 40% off. 

Individual flowers: I purchased a few prettier individuals stems from Hobby Lobby when florals were 50% off. 

Greenery and berry stems: I found in the spring section a bushel that included some greenery and these adorable pale pink berries, again at 40% off. Then I went to the greenery aisle in the floral section and found a few branches/stems that were fairly cheap at under $1 each. The greenery includes boxwood, fern, lambs ear, and mrytle to name a few.

Here are the steps I took during placement to achieve this look.

STEP 1:
First I created little groups of flowers randomly and as evenly spaced as possible. I laid the wreath on it's back and focused on the top/front face (rather than the sides, that will come later). To secure, I punctured holes in the foam with the stem part of the flowers, after I was happy with placement I took each flower out one by one and filled the holes with hot glue. 


STEP 2:

I saved about 5 floral blooms to come back and add after the greenery in spots that I may not have been able to cover enough and to the sides that maybe a little empty as well. Then I started adding greenery sprays, one by one. Most I was able to place in a clockwise direction. 




STEP 3:

I would add a few pieces of greenery, then stop and hot glue, then continue to add. I just kept adding until I was happy with it. Then for the last and final step, I took the blooms I had saved and went back to add in any areas there was too much green or I just couldn't get enough to cover the white. This ended up being mostly on the sides which rounded out the whole thing nicely. 

Here is the final product, I hope this inspires you to go out and make your own beautiful, full, floral wreath!!








8 comments

  1. This is gorgeous! Do you have any tips on flowers or possible color schemes that might work year-round? We live in an apartment and have very limited storage space, so my dream of making seasonal wreaths can't become a reality just yet!

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  2. This is gorgeous! Do you have any tips on flowers or possible color schemes that might work year-round? We live in an apartment and have very limited storage space, so my dream of making seasonal wreaths can't become a reality just yet!

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  3. Hey Elizabeth! Actually yea you could definitely make this a yearly wreath. I would do all cream and white florals as you base. Then see where I used the pink berries, you could temporarily stick those in and replace for each season. For fall you could use wheat and orange berries, Winter could be white snow covered berries, spring pink ones like mine and maybe some lavender, and summer maybe some yellow button pom type ones!

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  4. Your wreath looks stunning, especially juxtaposed against the rich dark color of your door. Visiting you from The Scoop.

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    1. Thank you Parsimonious Perfection and welcome!! I'm so glad you found me!

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  5. I love the colours and flowers you chose! So so gorgeous against that dark door!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  6. Indeed a beautiful floral wreath! It stole my heart. I will definitely try make it at home. I was looking for such DIY décor inspirations for my daughter’s 8th birthday party. Going to host the party at garden party venue NYC and clueless about decorations.

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  7. Try another hard covered book, store it in a different location, pick a new kind of flower, try a different technique or type of wax paper. 24 hour florist

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