Spring ushers in a shift in light, which means all those pretty flowers are starting to appear – daffodils, blossoms, crocuses, anemones, and more. What better way to celebrate this season of hope than to make your own spring wreath for your front door or an indoor wall? Fortunately, there are many spring wreath ideas that are easy to recreate and completely affordable.
Put it on your mantelpiece, hang it over your favorite sofa or let it brighten up your porch wherever you place it, we promise your guests will be thrilled with your creativity!
Spring Wreath Ideas to Liven Up Your Front Door
There are many different types of wreaths to choose from. When deciding how to make a spring wreath to match your home, look for colors that are similar to your surroundings and furnishings, such as rugs, throws, and the like, but don’t be afraid to add contrasting hues to the design mix – brights will Brighten up your space, big or small, for sure.
We like to go very natural with fresh flowers on a moss bass, faux or with fabric – the ‘mesh’ wreath. You can add butterflies, ribbons, use a single flower all the way around or just cover your hoop with foliage – it’s up to you and your particular style, that’s the fun part!
You may already have some supplies at home, you can even go out to your yard and cut your own flowers, or you may want to buy a kit with everything you need to make a DIY wreath. If you want a perpetual wreath, consider using fake flowers. They have come a long way in design and are very realistic. Wayfair has a great selection to choose from such as these artificial Ranunculus sprays, very cute. Here’s what you need even more:
- Wreath frame/ring – this can be traditional metal, rattan or wood
- Floristry wire reel
- Foliage and Twig Selection: See what you have in your backyard, or on a dog walk, look for stems in bud and evergreen foliage
- Flowers: tulips, daffodils, wax flower, solidago, statice, and ranunculus are all good options, or opt for faux
- Moss – essential when making a traditional wreath
- Water hoses – perfect for use in a natural wreath with real stems
- A bowl of water
- Ribbon to tie it with
1. A traditional wreath made on a moss ring
Sophie Allport teamed up with lovely Donna Willingham of The Country Garden Florist to create this beautiful natural spring wreath – follow the step by step here. This wreath is made in the traditional way – on a classic wire ring with moss. If you want to be more eco-friendly, swap florist wire for strong twine, when the flowers die naturally you can cut everything off the base and throw it in your compost bin. Save the wreath for a fall or DIY Christmas wreath design.
2. An asymmetrical design on a rattan base
Hobbycraft asked painter, illustrator, creator and author, Becki Clark, to create a fresh spring wreath step by step. This is a perfect addition to a spring porch or to brighten up a bare doorway and it’s made with fresh flowers, a rattan wreath base and a few floristry essentials. Follow their tutorial here to make it at home.
3. An Eternal Wreath with Fake Stems
If you prefer a spring wreath that doesn’t wilt, check out this design from creator Jo Boland. Made for Hobbycraft, Boland has created this beautiful, long-lasting spring wreath with fake flowers for maximum effect. To copy this design you will need the below or something similar. Find the step-by-step plan here.
- reindeer moss
- Rattan Vine Wreath
- Picking white daisy
- Assorted delphinium pick
- Yellow daffodils picking
- Assorted Pansies Harvest
- Original hi-tack all-purpose glue or a glue gun
4. Tulips and Faux Eggs for a Seasonal Feast
Learn how to make the ultimate DIY Easter wreath, complete with faux tulips and faux speckled eggs, to enjoy all the spring vibes in one super sweet design! Martina from The Lived-in Look has created a fantastic step-by-step tutorial using scented faux tulips – who knew they were a thing?
What do you do in a spring wreath?
There are two options:
1. Fresh spring flowers. If you use fresh flowers: daffodils, crocuses, snowdrops, blossom and eucalyptus are all beautiful and very traditional spring bloomers. That’s not to say you can’t mix it up for a more modern look. Add roses, in shades of pink and yellow, for a more jazzy pop of color. Succulents can also be trimmed down for a more contemporary look…
2. Go fake. The second option is relevant if you use fake flowers, and this means that you can use whatever you want. A spring color palette will be green and yellow, maybe with touches of lilac and blush, but with faux you’re not so limited, so the world is your oyster.
How to Make a Spring Mesh Wreath
A spring mesh wreath is a design with mesh material that is durable and waterproof so the end result can be used both indoors and outdoors. To make one, you’ll need a wreath ring and a roll of geomesh for crafting. One roll is enough for the entire wreath.
1. Make a loop of the gauze roll first.
2. Next, using a chenille stem, twist and attach the first loop to the wreath ring.
3. Continue placing your chenille stem on the inside of the ring and make a loop of more mesh and tie it with the stem.
4. Just continue the process around the ring alternative inside and out until you’ve looped all the mesh fabric with your chenille stems.
5. Once you’ve covered the entire wreath ring, you can adjust your loops to make sure they’re even. It can be embellished using faux flower heads, butterflies and additional ribbon.
How to make a spring hoop wreath
As above this works better and is more durable with fake stems, a combination of foliage and flowers works best. You can use a metal hoop or a wooden hoop and invest in a roll of floral wire to secure the stems.
1. Start placing foliage on the bottom and use your wire to hold it in place.
2. Keep adding until you are happy with the amounts.
3. Then add the flower stems, the general rule of thumb is to use groups of three. Faux roses look great when attached together and you can use a smaller variety such as ranunculus or daffodils alongside.
4. Once you’ve secured all your stems, take a piece of ribbon and add it to the top to use for hanging.