Here at The Bouqs Co., we do our fair share of DIY crafting because, well… it’s just plain old fun! And today, we’re going to give you the lowdown on one of our favorite flower-related home creations: dried flower wreaths. The best thing about making DIY holiday wreaths? It’s super simple, quick, and requires very few materials.
So if Christmas, Thanksgiving, or some other holiday is fast approaching, why not get your craft game on and add some earthy vibes to your home by creating a dried flower wreath? We promise you it’ll be a blast! And it will only take around 15 minutes to finish if you follow our super straightforward guide!
With that said, here’s how to make a dried flower wreath that’ll blow your guests away and add a whole bunch of charm to your living space!
Materials You’ll Need
- Dried flowers: Try buying dried flowers in colors that, one, give off the tone and feel you’re going for, and two, complement each of the other colors perfectly.
- Wreath form: Purchase a wreath form online or from your local arts and crafts store. It’s best to buy a solid one rather than a wired alternative—you’ll be gluing the dried flowers onto the frame, and thin, spindly wires can make that a tough ordeal. (Or you can go the extra DIY mile and craft your own wreath form from the comfort of your home!)
- Hot glue gun with glue sticks
- Ribbon (if hanging your wreath)
How to Make a Dried Flower Wreath
Step One: Prepare Your Dried Flowers
So you’ve got a few bundles of dried flowers in unique, eye-catching color combinations (here are some useful tips on picking the perfect color palette). Now it’s time to get to work.
First, you’ll want to remove all the flower heads from their stems using sharp scissors. Just handle carefully, as dried flowers can crumble very easily.
Removing the entire stem isn’t always necessary, but the less stem that remains, the less likely the flower is to cause problems or get in the way of your other glued on flower heads.
Step Two: Glue Your Dried Flowers to the Wreath Form
After you’ve finished prepping your flowers and have a solid design plan in mind, you should begin gluing your dried flowers to your wreath form. Continue gluing the flowers until the entire wreath form is covered.
As for the design, it’s totally up to you. You could go for more of a patterned look by gluing your bundles together in colored formations, or you could choose to do a more natural mix-and-match arrangement. Whatever you decide, just go for it! We’re sure it will look great in the end.
Step Three: Add Embellishments or Accessories
This part is optional, but it can add some much-needed functionality or flair to your project.
Once again, the decision of what to include is up to you. If you’re putting your wreath on a door, you’ll definitely want to add a hanging ribbon. Feel free to also use bows, ornaments, bells, or other holiday accessories – whatever floats your boat. It’s your dried flower wreath, after all!
Step Four: Care for Your Dried Flower Wreath
After placing the wreath in your desired location, you’ll want to know exactly how to give your new DIY creation the right care so it lasts as long as possible. Indoor wreaths that are protected from direct sunlight should last you two to three years, while outdoor wreaths have significantly shorter lifespans.
If you want to clean the dust and other gunk that builds up on your homemade wreath, it’s best to blow it all off using a cool hairdryer. In the offseason, make sure to store your DIY holiday wreath in a paper bag or garbage bag in a cool, dark place.
Fresh Flowers, Dried Wreaths and More for the Holiday Season
See! Creating dried flower wreaths isn’t a complicated process. Just buy a few materials and take 15-30 minutes out of your day—it’s that simple! We hope you’ll enjoy making dried flower wreaths as much as we do! If you want to complement your wreath with the right winter flower arrangements, check out our tips for gorgeous holiday flowers. You can also look for our recommendations for plants for the winter and then order a mini Christmas tree or a festive flower arrangement for New Year’s Eve.
Pro tip for the road: If you intend to display your DIY holiday wreath inside your home, use dried herbs such as sage, rosemary, tarragon, or bay leaves along with your dried flowers to give it a delicious scent and a bit more rustic charm.Shop All