Yes, I know it’s January. Yes, winter is still in full effect in Britain. But does this frosty little detail keep me from sharing a blossom-studded DIY silk flower wreath with you? Of course not! So here we go: fire up your hot glue gun, grab yourself a wreath form and a bunch of silk blossoms and craft yourself to spring galore. I really love creating wreaths, and you should totally follow my wreath inspo board on Pinterest for more ideas. This adorable faux flower wreath brings instant spring flair to your home and lasts season after season. You can use the delicate blossoms to brighten up your front door, have it as a table topper, or give it to a friend. Ready to make your own? Then read my DIY tutorial on how to create this stunning silk flower wreath below.
What materials and tools do you need to make a DIY silk flower wreath for spring?
Making a faux flower wreath for spring is EASY. And quick. And looks super pretty. You may even be asked to gift one. I have (looking at you, Cyna.) Here’s the breakdown of the materials needed to make a spring blossom wreath:
- The first thing you need is a base: You can either choose a foam ring, a straw wreath or a willow wreath. I used a grey willow wreath form as I like how the willow resembles the branches of a tree and looks quite pretty when a twig shines through the flowers and leaves. You can choose any size you want. I recommend thinking about the place where you want to put the wreath and then choose a size accordingly. The bigger the wreath is, the more blossoms you need, obviously. I wanted to hang my wreath inside of a window panel and therefore went with a smaller diameter.
- The star of the show is without a doubt the silk blossoms. I chose three different types of flowers. If I would have to classify them, I’d say they are hot pink cherry blossoms, light pink almond blossoms, and white peach/apple blossoms. You can buy silk flower in many craft shops, home decor stores, and supermarkets, often on the cheap. Since the spring blossoms are relatively tiny (as, for example, compared to peonies) you need quite a few, and I recommend to get blossoms that have a little fluff to them, which helps to cover large areas quickly. The more realistic the flowers look, the more natural the wreath will turn out. But you might forgo the naturalism in favour of something artsier. Think for example white flowers paired with gold or bronze leaves.
- Lastly, you need a hot glue gun and some glue sticks to attach the blossoms to the wreath form. To save your hands from burns, it’s best to use a low-temperature hot glue gun. Otherwise just be extra careful when handling the glue.
Instead of creating a super lush arrangement, you can also opt to add the blossoms only sparingly and make a light and delicate wreath.
DIY Silk Flower Wreath for Spring
Tip: Wrap the wreath in bubble wrap and store in a dry place away from sunlight once you are done displaying it. This way, your creation stays clean and pretty for future use. Gently go over the flowers with a microfiber cleaning cloth to remove lint and dust.
- grey willow wreath or foam wreath form
- silk blossoms and a few leaves
- hot glue sticks
- ribbon for hanging
- low-temp hot glue gun
- craft scissors
1) Prep the silk flowers
If your silk flowers and leaves are still attached to a branch, plug or cut them carefully off. You can place the blossoms loosely around your wreath form to estimate how many flowers you’ll need to cover the entire wreath.
2) Attach the leaves
Add a small dot of hot glue to a bottom of a leaf and stick it to the wreath form. Put some leaves on the top, and other leaves on the sides between the willow twigs.
3) Apply the flowers
Apply a small amount of glue to the back of a flower and press it onto the wreath form. Cover the top and sides of the wreath with blossoms. If you use different flowers, make sure to mix them often. Creating small groupings of the same flower can also look cute. Once you’re done, check the wreath form all sides and fill any gaps with additional blossoms.
4) Hang the wreath
Wrap a piece of ribbon or string around the wreath to hang it.
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