How To Make A Dried Flower Wreath

2 Materials
15 Minutes

As my garden winds down for the season there is still so much beauty to be had! I collected a basketful of flowers, seed pods, and greenery and I’ll show you how to make a dried flower wreath from your garden.

October is such a lovely month in New Hampshire. The weather has just cooled down this week and the maples in my yard are just starting to change colors. Some of my flowers have finished blooming for the season and have started to dry out, others are just getting started like my dahlias.

With a basket and my clippers in hand, I headed outside to gather things to make a garden wreath for my front door.

Flowers for wreath

I collected sunflowers, berries, strawflowers, celosia, amaranth, hydrangeas, seed pods, sage, ornamental grass plumes, and a few other things to make my wreath.

Wreath Form

For this wreath, I grabbed an old wreath form I had. To be honest I usually end up taking most of my wreaths apart and reusing the wreath forms year to year (I’ve gotta keep giving you all fresh ideas!!)

Any grapevine wreath form would work to make this wreath so don’t stress!

Adding the flowers to the wreath

This dried flower wreath couldn’t be easier to put together! Simply start adding the different flowers to the wreath form by just poking them through the spaces in the grapevine.

I started with the biggest flower which was the sunflower heads, then just played around with the other flowers to see what looked best next to them,

There’s no real science to this…you can just tell when the flowers complement each other!

I loved the lilac pods that I found on one of my bushes! They had such a pretty and delicate look.

There is so much beauty even in dried flower heads! I love all the different shapes and textures. It’s such a nice remembrance of Summer days.

I am so lucky to live in a place where there’s so much natural beauty all around! Even the weeds look pretty in my dried flower wreath! The red berries I cut from an overgrown bush in the back of my yard…I was just cursing how it needed to be cut back a few weeks ago but now it produced these pretty berries.

One of my favorite flowers to grow this year was Amaranth.

. The plumes hanging over my white garden fence are so pretty! This cutting garden has come a long way since last year! I did a big garden expansion this Spring.

My Endless Summer hydrangeas were just amazing this year! I don’t know if it was the weird weather we had in New Hampshire over the Summer or what but I’ve never had so many blooms before! I’ve done so many things with the dried hydrangeas already this Fall.

Here’s my finished Fall dried flower wreath…gosh, I just love flowers! They bring me so much joy! I love to capture all these beautiful images so when I’m miserable in February because it’s so dark and cold, I can look at them!

I’m going to use it on my front door this Fall. I just love how all the different shapes, colors, and textures all come together!

I love making wreaths!! Visit my site to see all the ones I've made!!

Suggested materials:

  • Grapevine Wreath Form
  • Garden Flowers

Jennifer Howard| Cottage On Bunker Hill
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  • Anne Anne on Oct 20, 2021

    Beautiful !! My hydraengas bloomed like wild fire this year also !!! I have been cutting off the blooms and drying to use in arrangements....any ideas ?

  • GMS GMS on Oct 21, 2021

    I see this is hanging outside, do you spray anything on the dried flowers, especially the hydrangeas to keep from crumbling/getting destroyed in weather?


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  • Paula Papp-Martini Paula Papp-Martini on Oct 20, 2021

    wow- this is gorgeous and I never thought of this- now I have to try it! thanks for sharing it!

  • Patty Kake Patty Kake on Oct 20, 2021

    so truly wonderful to see dried flowers, that were once fresh and real, as opposed to fake, plastic imitations. Truly original and beautiful and when it's time to dismantle it can all be composted.