Spring Has Sprung With This DIY Wildflower Wreath

9 Materials
$30
10 Minutes
Easy

Need some fun florals to spruce up your home? Look no further! This project is made with easy to find materials and doesn’t break the bank. Throw it together in just ten minutes and you’ll have a wildflower wreath sure to impress. Go with fresh pinks and yellows for spring, or change it up with darker jewel tones for winters, it’s all in the faux flowers you choose to work with. Have I piqued your interest yet? Follow my step-by-step tutorial below to create one yourself!


Round Wall Hanging Vase Planter

Tools and Materials:

  • Round wall hanging vase planter
  • Faux flowers
  • Faux foliage
  • Ribbon
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Wire cutters
  • Floral foam
  • Glue skillet
  • Hot glue
Glue the Floral Foam in Place
Glue the Floral Foam in Place


To get started I added a generous amount of hot glue to the bottom of the floral foam and glued it inside the hanging planter. I like to use hot glue and a glue skillet, but if you prefer to use a hot glue gun that will work too.

Floral Foam


Add Foliage
Add Foliage

How you do this part is totally up to you, but I’ll show you how I chose to add foliage to my wildflower wreath. I started by cutting a few of the shorter pieces of cascading ivy. I dipped the end in my glue skillet and then inserted them into the floral foam. 

Add Short Foliage


Add Longer Foliage

I also added some longer pieces and inserted them closer to the front so that it looks like they’re cascading over the front of the planter.  

Spiller

Tip:

When it comes to designing in containers, whether in a planter in your garden outside or inside, you always want to have a thriller, a spiller, and a filler. The pieces of ivy that I added act as both fillers and spillers. 

Add Flowers
Add Flowers

Once I had created a nice green base I started adding flowers. I like to pick up flowers I find on sale. They’re faux so they won’t go bad or wilt, and it’s great to have a nice variety of flowers to work with.

Randomly Space Flowers

Make sure to randomly space them. This is something that took me a while to learn. I always wanted to keep them even and symmetrical, however the more random and off center you make a flower arrangement, the more natural it ends up looking.

Remove Leaves

Don’t shy away from cutting off excess leaves or stems, you don’t want the stems to take up the entire block of floral foam. I continued adding more flowers and leaves as I saw fit. Don’t forget that most faux flowers and foliage have bendable stems so you can manipulate them to sit and fall the way you like.

Space Randomly


Add a Bow
Add a Bow

Using ribbon and a pipe cleaner I created a simple bow to adorn my wildflower wreath. I trimmed the excess pipe cleaner. 

Shape the Bow
Cut the Pipe Cleaner


Add a Steel Pick

I also added a steel pick to the end of the pipe cleaner. This part is optional, as not everyone has this machine, but I love mine and it makes it much easier to insert objects without picks on the end into floral foam.

Place the Bow

Then I found a spot where I had placed fewer flowers, and inserted the bow in place. I filled in a bit around the bow with some more greenery.

Curl the Tails

I also curled the tails of the bow a bit for some added effect. Normally I create big, beautiful bows, but I didn’t want an overpowering bow for this project so I went a bit smaller.

DIY Wildflower Wreath

And that’s it! This is a great project for spring and it will brighten up any room in your home. When making it, make sure to add enough foliage spilling out the front to soften the edges of the planter and make it look more natural. What faux florals would you use in your wildflower wreath? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Kat Kat on Jun 02, 2020

    This is lovely! I wondered what was doing with the windmill, though. You got me there! Lol

  • Pdmkiss Pdmkiss on Jun 03, 2021

    I did mine with succulents.

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