Spring heralds a change in light, which means all those pretty blooms are beginning to appear – daffodils, blossoms, crocuses, anemones and so many more. What better way to celebrate this season of hope than making your own spring wreath for your front door or an interior wall? Luckily, there are plenty of spring wreath ideas that are easy to recreate and totally affordable.
Display yours on your coat, hang it over your favorite couch or let it brighten up your porch, wherever you place it, we promise your guests will be super impressed with your creativity!
Spring wreath ideas to add vibrancy to your front door
There are many different types of wreaths to choose from. When deciding how to make a spring wreath to complement your home, look for similar colors to your surroundings and furnishings such as living room rugs, throws and the like, but also don’t be afraid to include contrasting hues in the design mix – brights will Sure to enhance your space, big or small.
We like to go completely natural with fresh blossoms on a moss perch, faux leather or with fabric – the “mesh” wreath. You can add butterflies, ribbons, use a single type of flower all around, or just cover your hoop with foliage – it’s up to you and your particular style, that’s the fun part!
You may already have some supplies at home, you can even go into your garden and cut flowers yourself, or you may want to purchase a kit that has everything you need to create a DIY wreath. If you want an everlasting wreath then consider faux flowers, they have come in leaps and bounds in terms of design and are very realistic. Wayfair has a wide variety to choose from, like these faux ranunculus sprays – very cute. What you still need:
- Garland Frame/Ring – This can be traditional metal, rattan or wood
- Wire roll for floristry
- Selection of Leaves and Branches: Check out what you have in your garden or look for stems in buds and evergreen leaves on a dog walk
- Flowers: Tulips, daffodils, wax flowers, solidago, statice, and ranunculus are good options, or opt for faux
- Moss – essential when making a traditional wreath
- Waterskins – perfect for use in a natural wreath with real stems
- A bowl of water
- ribbon to tie it
1. A traditional wreath on a moss ring
Sophie Allport teamed up with the lovely Donna Willingham from The Country Garden Florist to create this beautiful natural spring wreath – follow step by step here. This wreath is made the traditional way – on a classic wire ring with moss. If you want to be more eco-friendly, swap out the floristry wire for strong twine. When the flowers die off naturally, you can cut all of the base off and stick them in your compost bin. Save the wreath for a fall or DIY Christmas wreath design.
2. An asymmetrical design on a rattan base
Hobbycraft asked painter, illustrator, maker and writer Becki Clark to create a step-by-step guide on how to make a fresh spring wreath. A perfect addition to a spring porch or to brighten up a bare door, this is made up of fresh flowers, a rattan wreath base and a few floristry essentials. To make it at home, follow her tutorial here.
3. An eternity wreath with artificial stems
If you’d rather have a springtime wreath that doesn’t wilt, check out this design by maker Jo Boland. Boland has crafted this stunning, durable spring wreath for hobbycraft using artificial flowers for maximum impact. To copy this design you will need the following or something similar. You can find the step-by-step instructions here.
- reindeer moss
- Rattan vine wreath
- Pick white daisy
- Various delphinium picks
- Yellow daffodil pickers
- Various pansies
- Original Hi-Tack all-purpose glue or a glue gun
4. Tulips and fake eggs for a seasonal celebration
Learn how to make the ultimate DIY Easter wreath, complete with faux tulips and faux speckled eggs for all the spring fever in one super cute design! Martina from The Lived-in Look has created a fabulous step-by-step guide to fragrant artificial tulips – who knew they existed?
What do you put in a spring wreath?
There are two possibilities:
1. Fresh spring flowers. If you use fresh flowers: daffodils, crocuses, snowdrops, blossoms and eucalyptus are all stunning and very traditional spring flowers. That’s not to say you can’t mix it up for a more modern appeal. Add roses in shades of pink and yellow for a pop of color. Succulents can also be attached for a more contemporary look…
2. Go faux. The second option is relevant when using artificial flowers, and this means that you can use anything you like. A spring color palette will be greens and yellows, perhaps with hints of lilac and blush, but you’re not as limited with faux, so the world is your oyster.
How to make a feather mesh wreath?
A spring mesh wreath is a design made from mesh material that is durable and waterproof, allowing the finished result to be used both indoors and outdoors. To make one you will need a wreath ring and a roll of geo-mesh to craft. One roll is enough for the whole wreath.
1. First, create a loop from the roll of stitches.
2. Next, using a chenille stick, twist the first loop and attach it to the garland ring.
3. Continue to place your chenille stem on the inside of the ring and loop on more stitches and tie with the stem.
4. Simply continue the process around the ring alternative inside and out until you have entwined the entire mesh fabric with your chenille stems.
5. Once you’ve covered the entire garland ring, you can adjust your loops to make sure they’re even. It can be embellished with artificial flower heads, butterflies and additional ribbon.
How to make a spring wreath
As above, this works better and is more durable with artificial stems, a combination of foliage and flowers works best. You can use a metal hoop or wooden hoop and invest in a spool of floral wire to secure the stems.
1. Start by placing the foliage at the bottom and use your wire to hold it in place.
2. Keep adding until you are happy with the amounts.
3. Then add the flower stalks, the general rule of thumb is to use groups of three. Artificial roses look great when clustered together, and you can use a smaller variety like ranunculus or daffodils alongside.
4. When you have all your stems attached, take a piece of ribbon and add it to the top to use for hanging.