A Spring Wreath Tutorial
This design started as a bit of an experiment following a night out with a friend who had the most beautiful bunch of dried daffodils in her house. It sparked an idea in my head that resulted in this beauty being made!
One week on and the wreath is still looking gorgeous. If you do decide to make this, please be aware that the flowers will wilt and fade a bit, it’s always touch and go as to how flowers dry and whilst I love the ethereal look of dried flowers I know many who would think it looks awful!
So if you’re ready, lets get started.
You will need to gather:
• A natural wreath base - mine is made from foraged honeysuckle vine so anything similar will work
• A bushy foliage with flowers such as mimosa - flowering at the moment so if you can find a tree or have a friend with one, go begging
• Daffodils, tete-a-tete narcissi or something similar - I used a variety of different blooms that I had in the house and growing in the garden
• Florist wire preferably green
• Scissors and snips
• A ribbon from which to hang your wreath
Begin by gathering your foliage and preparing them by cutting them down in to smaller branches. I tend to leave the flower stems long and cut them as I go but for the foliage it’s quicker to have them pre-prepared.
Wrap the end of the wire around the wreath base and tighten together so that it is securely in place, keep the wire attached at all times as you will be winding it round and round.
Next take a couple of stems of flowers and lay over the top of a sprig of foliage, when you’re happy with the way it sits, lay over the top of where the wire is positioned and winding the wire round secure the bunch in place
Wrap the wire a couple of times to keep it secure
Next layer up with a few more flowers and sprigs of foliage, making sure you give everything enough room to breathe and show off. Wrap more wire around to keep everything securely in place.
Keep going, gradually building and moving around the wreath base as you go, ensuring everything is held in place with the wire.
Once you have built your wreath up enough, I always prefer an asymmetrical style but it is entirely up to you how far you go around, find a natural place to stop, trim any loss ends and stems.
To end my wreath here, I simply tucked some daffodil heads through the wreath base to cover up the lose ends and secured with a bit of wire. Another option would be to use some ribbon or raffia to cover up the ends.
Hang with a beautiful ribbon in your place of choice and there you have it! Spring in a wreath
I have also put together a super simple video of how I made mine which might be of interest of you as seeing things is sometimes so much easier!
I hope you have making this, please let me know how you get on and if you found this tutorial useful! If you enjoyed this, you may also like my tutorial on how to make a floral wall hanging here.