Giving in to my love of these small tulip stems, I made several different and colorful Spring Tulip Wreaths this year!
Spring Tulip Wreaths
I have to admit I went a bit overboard on Spring Tulip stems – and wreaths – this year.
The beautiful small tulip stems that are only available at Michael’s Craft Store in February are just too much to resist for someone like me who loves making wreaths.
This year I went all in and tried out several different styles of wreaths I have been wanting to make for some time. Be prepared for a colorful tulip overload in this post.
I actually made five different styles of tulip wreaths, but gave one away to my mom before I remembered to take the final pictures of it.
I hope you enjoy all of these colorful tulip wreaths.
In this post I will mostly show the steps on how to make the metal hoop wreath but have included photos of all the different wreaths for inspiration.
Last year I made my first Spring tulip wreath for my fireplace mantel and it has been one of my favorites ever since.
I have collected so many tulip wreath pins on Pinterest since then of all the different variations and styles that I liked using these small tulip stems found mostly at Michael’s craft store. The problem this year was deciding on which one to create out of all that I kept pinning.
The answer – as many of them as I want to! And that is exactly what I did.
For a metal hoop wreath, I started with an 11' metal hoop, colorful ribbon, beautiful tulip stems, and floral wire.
Since the tulip stems actually come in a bunch, I cut each individual stem off the bunch before making each different wreath. The smaller stems are easier to work with.
Especially if you are making a metal hoop wreath.
Using floral wire, attach the tulip stems to the metal hoop by twisting the floral wire around and around the floral stem and the metal hoop to hold the stem in place.
Each time you add another floral stem, continue to wrap another piece of floral wire around all of the stems for an even more secure design.
Add a bow with more floral wire and the wreath is done!
For the metal hoop wreath, I attached a premade bow using more floral wire.
On a side note, two of the bows I used were pre-made bows from Michael’s. I don’t usually buy pre-made bows because I have the EZ Deluxe Bowmaker and make my own.
However, when I was stocking up my cart at Michaels with all my colorful tulip goodness, I noticed the bright Easter ribbons and bows on display.
I really liked the colorful plaid ribbon used for these bows but they didn’t have the ribbon available in a roll anymore. So I broke down and bought the pre-made bows anyway.
One of my favorite types of wreaths to make is a grapevine wreath. So, I made a purple and a pink version of this type of wreath.
After cutting up the tulip stems, just slide the stems through the twigs of the grapevine wreath in whatever pattern you like. Attach a coordinating bow with floral wire or pipe cleaners and the wreath is done.
So just imagine this wreath with purple tulips and a white bow and you will have a mental picture of the wreath I gave to my mom but forgot to photograph.
Another Spring tulip wreath I made was a rainbow colored one.
I followed the same techniques I used to make my first Spring tulip wreath from last year. Using ribbon in a coordinating color, I wrapped an 11 inch foam wreath form with ribbon while inserting and attaching cut tulip stems between each fold of the ribbon.
Since I wanted the tulips to create a rainbow pattern, it took some effort and several remakes to get the balance of colors just right. It was worth it to end up with a fun and colorful wreath though.
For my more modern tulip wreaths, I used gold and silver metal hoops, and bright blue and green tulip stems. The green tulip wreath features a double hoop.
First I used floral wire to attach the two hoops together and then attached the tulip stems and the double bow. These bows I did make with my EZ Deluxe Bow Maker.
In all I made five new Spring tulip wreaths and had so much fun with mixing the colors and the different styles. I hope you find inspiration to make your own.