Looking for an easy way to spruce up your front door? This simple summer wildflower wreath is the perfect accent for your summer front porch!
My mom’s birthday was earlier this month, and I really struggle what to get her. She’s at the stage in life where she has everything, and is trying to pair down. I was zipping through a store, and spotted a beautiful wildflower wreath. But holy smokes, it came with a big price tag! Wreaths are fairly simple to make, and I thought that she’d appreciate a gift that was made by her almost 50 year old daughter (I kind felt like I was in first grade again while making it) more than something store bought. So I set out to make a summer wildflower wreath for my mom! This simple summer wildflower wreath is the perfect accent for your summer front porch!
Wildflower wreaths are so popular right now in home decor, and you can make your own in just a short time at a fraction of the cost of store bought wreaths!
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Styrofoam wreath form (I used a wire wreath form because I had it on hand, but make your life easier and just get a foam one!)
Greenery swag– be sure it is long enough to go around the size wreath form you are using, and you’ll want some extra to fill in the bare spots
Assorted faux wildflower florals (I used 5 kinds)
Step 1-Affix swag
Affix the greenery swag to the wreath form with hot glue. If using a wire wreath form, which I don’t recommend, then secure it with wire. Be sure that the swag fits all the way around the form before cutting!!!
Step 2-Layer in wildflower florals
Layer in the first kind of florals, spaced evenly around the wreath. *I don’t glue until the very end when I have everything laid out. The daisies were placed first.
Typically, I cut just the bloom part for wreaths, but because I wanted this one to be a wildflower wreath, I left a fairly long stem.
Next, I layered in the blush colored flowers. Again, I left the stems pretty long.
Then came the yellow. Again, I left the stems long and I won’t glue everything down until all of the florals are placed.
Finally, the purples! I am not a purple person, but these added a bright pop of color to the wreath!
Step 3-Affix the florals to your wreath
Once you have all of your florals placed and evenly spaced out, it’s time to glue them down with a glue gun. When finished, give the wreath a few shakes to be sure that everything is secure. It anything moves significantly or falls off, secure with more glue.
Step 4-Fill in the bare spots
Fill in any bare spots with leaves from the leftover swag, or an additional bunch of leaf stems. I had a huge bunch of rabbit (lambs) ear in my craft stash, so I filled the bare spots in with the leaves. You can also pick off the leaves from any floral stems that you cut off and used on the wreath! I do this often! There have been many times when I had enough leaves on the florals that I didn’t have to use any extra.
Voila! You have just created a gorgeous summer wildflower wreath!
And just in case you were wondering, my mom loved it!!!
How long does it take to make a wildflower wreath? It should take you about an hour at most, if you use a styrofoam wreath form. Because I used a wire wreath form, it took me a couple of hours to make.
How much does it cost to make a wildflower wreath? The cost will vary, depending on how much you pay for materials, and the size of the wreath you are making. I purchased the swag and florals at half off from the craft store. My wreath form was quite large. I had the wreath form on hand, and my wreath cost $35 to make. You can use florals and a wreath form from the dollar store to save on the cost!
How do you attach flowers to a foam wreath? The best way is with a hot glue gun.
How many flowers do you need for a wreath? That is totally up to you! You can make a wreath with just one kind of flower, or with many. I purchased two bunches of daisies, lavender, yellow, and blush flowers. However, I ended up with quite a bit extra, and only needed one bunch of each color.
Do you have to use a foam wreath form? No! You can use a wire form, like I did, but it was much harder! You can also use a grapevine wreath or a moss covered one, or you can even purchase a wreath with greenery already on it, and add your own flowers.
Here’s a simple wreath idea that you can tweak for all of the seasons!
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