Dried flowers are easy to display in your home year-round. Check out how to make a dried floral wreath two different ways.
Step 1: Gather Materials.
All of the materials pictured, were either items I already had, or ones I picked up on walks in my neighborhood! I saved the wreath base, florist wire, and ribbon from a wreath class I took a couple years ago. The dried flowers were pulled from a dry bouquet I purchased at a local farmer market. The rope and scissors I keep in my craft stash. Finally, the bits of moss in the white cup/pot I gathered while taking walks with my son. I laid all the materials on a large piece of paper to contain the bits of dried plants that broke off.
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Step 2: Wrap rope around the wreath frame.
This step is simple, just wrap the rope until you reach the end. I tucked the end of the rope in between the frame and then wrapped around while pulling taut.
Step 3: Keep Wrapping!
While I was gathering my materials, I wrapped my rope around this old spool I have. This made it easier to go around without tangling.
Step 4: Cut wire to secure dried flowers.
This step may vary depending on the thickness of your stems. The stems I worked with were very thin, and a 5 inch length seemed to be adequate to attach a few to the frame at once.
Step 5: Wrap wire around stems securely around wreath frame.
After doing a dry run of placing your flowers in place to set up your lay out, start to use the florist wire to attach them. Hold the stems against a section of the frame and wrap the wire until the hold feels firm.
Step 6: Fill in gaps with moss.
Once I fastened the flowers I chose, the wreath frame was still visible. I tried out some of the other flower options, but they didn’t look right. When I first picked apart the bouquet, I thought those little pink flowers (sorry, I don’t know the name of them!) were going to look great. After wrapping the rope and securing the tiny white flowers, which I also don’t know the name of, the pink flowers didn’t look good after all. I tried out the moss and liked how well it covered up the frame.
Step 7: Make a larks head knot in the ribbon.
Another material change happened after seeing all the pieces in place. The original satin ribbon I grabbed, looked too thin and the color didn’t provide enough contrast with the rope. I pulled a lilac velvet ribbon that I’ve had for years. The width is just right and the color pops a bit; definitely more spring-like! This will be how you hang the wreath. Of course the wreath can be placed on a wreath hook too. To make the knot, find the center of the ribbon and place under the wreath as shown above. Fold over the wreath. Send both ends through the loop at folded edge. Pull tight.
Step 8: Hang your wreath!
Now for the second part of
How To Make A Dried Floral Wreath Two Different Ways
I wanted this wreath to be a bit more traditional, filled with more dried flowers and leaves.
Supplies for this wreath are basically the same, except there is no rope and a lot more dried plants. I purchased the eucalyptus fresh at Trader Joe’s and let it dry out a bit. The bouquet had been in a vase for a while, but I decided to change it up and use it here.
Choose full green branches for a base.
Start by tucking the eucalyptus or a green of your choice, through the wreath frame.
Then, using the floral wire, attach the piece to the wreath frame as shown above in steps 4 (cutting wire) and 5 (wrapping wire to secure plant to wreath).
Here is the wreath with the two Trader Joe’s eucalyptus branches fastened to the frame.
Tuck in the dried flowers.
Next, I took stems of the flowers and worked them into the open spaces. These were fastened with wire as well.
Trim any excess stems that are sticking out too far.
Fill in the gaps.
After filling in the wreath, I felt like some more color was needed. I had a bouquet of dried lavender that I used to add another layer. Fun fact: the ribbon I used is from a dress that I used to have! I used the same easy knot as I did the in the first wreath.
Try hanging from a shelf!
12 inch Wreath Frame Larger sizes are available, which I may try in future.
Florist Wire One paddle will go a long way. I take my wreaths apart an save my wire pieces to re-use too.
Satin Ribbon The ribbon I used was once a dress sash, which maybe you have laying around.
Rope I used 36ft of rope to cover the 12″ inch wreath frame, so the linked product will cover and then some.
Spring Wreath Challenge
Each month a creator group I am in has a different challenge to participate in. The month of March was a wreath challenge. For details on joining and participating, see our host Sydney for more details over on her site Sydney And Co. While you are there, check out the other participants too.
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Thanks so much for reading! Hope you enjoyed the two ways I re-purposed my dried flowers. Get creative and see what you can pull from around the house or neighborhood! If you’d like to save this post for later, go ahead and pin the image above 🙂
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