You know it’s spring in New Jersey when… wildflowers spring to life on the sides of roads and daffodils adorn everyone’s garden plot. I’m still waiting for the snow to melt away and reveal those gorgeous buds, but in the meantime I’ll enjoy a wreath full of wildflowers on my door!
One of my favorite seasonal crafts is making wreaths. I love browsing through my local craft store, bunching silk flowers together with the most beautiful wreath in my mind. Then of course, changing my mind, putting the flowers back, swapping colors, then deciding my first vision was the best. 🙂
Begin with a large grapevine wreath. I’ve had mine since last spring (DIY Hydrangea Spring Wreath) and I keep re-purposing it. LOVE IT!
Wrap the wreath with some festive vine beading. Make sure it matches your flowers!
Choose one main color, with two accents. Since purple is my favorite color, I chose two purples (tulips and pansies), yellow pansy and a pink wildflower.
Cut the flowers, leaving about 3-4 inches of stem on each, and divide them into piles. Keep the extra leaves! Those will come in handy when you fill in your wreath at the end.
Prepare to go crazy. Or not. The next step is to find a pattern that you love. For me, I chose:
- 3-5 stems of purple pansies
- 3 stems of yellow pansies
- 3-5 stems of purple tulips
Insert the flowers by weaving and bending the stems into the grapevine wreath.
Repeat this pattern one more time to give the side of the wreath some fullness. Once all the flowers are in place, use the remaining flowers to fill in the gaps.
Finally, sprinkle in the pink wildflowers throughout the wreath to give it an extra “pop!”
Remember those extra leaves you saved? Place those on the edges and sides to give it some fullness. Since those don’t have a stem like the flowers, just squeeze them in between grapevine branches.
And there you have a DIY Wildflower Spring Wreath! Shhhh… but I’m going to keep this up for summer, too!
- 1 grapevine wreath
- 1 decorative, beaded vine
- 2 bunches of bright colored large flowers (pictured: purple pansies and tulips)
- 2 bunches of accent flowers (pictured: yellow and pink flowers)
- Scissors or wire cutters
- Wrap the decorative, beaded vine around the wreath.
- Pluck the leaves off of the flowers (should come off easily), set aside in a pile.
- Using your scissors or wire cutters, snip the flowers off the stems, leaving about 3 inches on the end.
- Arrange the flowers around the left side of the wreath in your desired pattern (feel free to copy my design!).
- Once you know where you want the flowers, take your first flower, bend the stem and weave into the grapevines.
- Repeat pattern once more.
- Finally, fill in the extra space with the reserved leaves and any leftover flowers. It helps if you hold up the wreath every so often to gauge the “fullness” is to your liking.