How to Make a Floral Wreath

By: Victoria Carter

How to Make a Floral Wreath

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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.

 

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

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

Written by Melissa Epifano

https://www.thespruce.com/diy-floral-wreath-4774380