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DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath

Usher in the season using a modern, colour block pattern with this DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath. No glue or floral wire is required!

– This post was originally published on Pastels and Macarons –

Floral wreaths are definitely one of my favourite crafts to make. I just love browsing my local craft store and seeing all the synthetic flowers on display.  And they are so lifelike these days! It’s astounding how far faux flowers have come. In fact, it was during one of my usual excursions to find supplies for another craft project that I happened upon a whole display of beautiful wildflowers of varying hues and colours – on sale, too 😉  I was so excited by what I saw that I knew I had to return to pick up a stash for a couple of craft ideas that were already swirling in my head. So far, that single trip has produced two wreaths:  A sweet and delicate wildflower wreath, which I’ve shared in a previous post, and today’s DIY wreath project. Both turned out so differently from one another, but were equally fun to make. Today’s DIY is perhaps a little easier in that it requires fewer materials and absolutely no glue or floral wire! With just a bit of creativity you’ll have this showstopper made and ready to be hung in 30 minutes flat – it can’t get any easier than that 🙂

Let’s get started!

MATERIALS

To create one of your own DIY (faux) wildflower wreaths, you will need the following materials:

Materials Needed: DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath

  • Assorted, faux wildflowers
  • Grapevine wreath
  • Wire clippers

STEPS

Step 1:  Determine the Design

The first thing to do is determine the design in advance. Since this wreath uses multiple colours in a colour block pattern, simply fan the flowers out to see which order of colours are most pleasing to you. In this case, I had 4 colours and decided to divide the wreath up into quarters – one for each colour used – and in the order shown.

Determine Design: DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath

Step 2:  Clip off Stems

Taking one of the colour groupings, begin cutting the stems so that you are left with about 6-8 inches.

DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath: Snip Stems

In some cases, you will have a few florals attached to a single stem. As it is a wildflower wreath, this variation will add to the beauty of the design.

DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath: Snip Stems

Step 3:  Insert Stems

Once you have collected enough clippings, begin inserting the stems between the vines. You will want to have your wreath ‘fan’ out, so insert on an angle (as pictured) and push about 2-3 inches of stem into the grapevine.

DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath: Insert Stems

Continue making your way upwards until you have covered one fourth of the wreath.

DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath - Green Stems Inserted

Then move onto the next colour and repeat by clipping your stems…

DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath: Clip Orange Wildflowers

…and inserting them into your wreath.

DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath: Insert Orange Wildflowers

Continue this process with each wildflower variety.

DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath - in progress

DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath - in progress

Step 4:  Filling In the Gaps

Once you’ve covered the face of the wreath, take a step back and determine which gaps you want to fill in. For this tutorial, I decided to make the wreath a bit fuller by partially filling in the interior ring.

DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath - fill in the gaps

Since each wildflower selected had a different degree of fullness, certain areas of the face of the wreath were sparser than others. If that is the case for you, simply add more wildflowers to those sections as well.

Once you have filled in the gaps and covered the sparse areas with more wildflowers, take a second look to be sure you are happy with the results.

DIY (faux) Wildflower Reath - up close

DIY (faux) Wildflower Reath - up close

DIY (faux) Wildflower Reath - up close

Below is a before and after comparison. It was definitely worth it to take a little extra time to add some fullness to this wreath.

DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath: before and after

Now simply hang on your door and enjoy!

Usher in the season using a modern, colour block pattern with this DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath. No glue or floral wire is required!

DIY (faux) wildflower wreath

Usher in the season using a modern, colour block pattern with this DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath. No glue or floral wire is required!

Usher in the season using a modern, colour block pattern with this DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath. No glue or floral wire is required!

Usher in the season using a modern, colour block pattern with this DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath. No glue or floral wire is required!

I loved making this wreath. I may even add a ribbon to it later for some added flair. But for now, I am letting this minimal, colour block creation stand on its own.

If you are looking for a colourful craft to do this season, why not opt for this DIY (faux) wildflower wreath? It will definitely add a bold statement and brighten up your door!

Happy wreath-making!

Usher in the season using a modern, colour block pattern with this DIY (faux) Wildflower Wreath. No glue or floral wire is required!

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42 Comments

  • Reply
    Celeste
    June 6, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I love how you blended all the flowers together to create this gorgeous wreath! You are right, faux flowers are getting much more lifelike and realistic. Of course the fact that they’re on sale is an added bonus. This wreath looks fantastic, and perfect for summer!

    • Reply
      Jelica
      June 7, 2016 at 5:27 am

      Thanks Celeste! When I first hung the wreath up back in the spring, I was planning on creating a new one for the summer, but I have to say that I am enjoying this one so much that it’s definitely staying 🙂

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    handmade by amalia
    June 8, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    This is a seriously pretty wreath, Jelica.
    Amalia
    xo

    • Reply
      Jelica
      June 8, 2016 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks so much Amalia!

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    Kami
    June 9, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Wow, this is so pretty! I love the color block idea. I’m wondering how you were able to hang your wreath on the door like that? I need to learn this trick! Thanks for sharing this beautiful project!

  • Reply
    Sam@Raggedy Bits
    June 14, 2016 at 12:59 am

    What a beautiful wreath! I just love how it turned out and suits your front door to a tee! 🙂

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    Laurie
    June 14, 2016 at 1:27 am

    Jelica, This is truly beautiful! Love the colors! Thanks for linking up with us again for Social Boost Monday 🙂 Pinned to share! Have a wonderful week.

    • Reply
      Jelica
      June 14, 2016 at 7:10 am

      Thanks so much Laurie!

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    Beverly
    June 15, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I love your wildflower wreath and the tutorial is great. Sharing all over. We’re happy to have you at Social Boost Monday this week, Jelica!

    • Reply
      Jelica
      June 15, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks so much Beverly!

  • Reply
    Kelsey
    June 17, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Wow, that’s beautiful! I’ve never made a wreath before, but this looks like one I could do! I like that with the wildflowers it’s not necessarily pinned down to one holiday or season, too.

    • Reply
      Jelica
      June 17, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks Kelsey! It is totally do-able and easy to recreate. It’s definitely one of those wreaths that is not season-specific. Just a fun, colourful addition at almost anytime of year. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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    AJ Paradis
    June 18, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Beautiful – pinned! If mine comes out half as good as yours, I’ll be happy!

    • Reply
      Jelica
      June 18, 2016 at 7:29 am

      That’s so sweet of you to say 🙂 It’s such a simple project that can be recreated by anyone. Hope you do give this one a try!

  • Reply
    Cindy Eikenberg
    June 19, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Hi Jelica – your wreath is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it at Best of the Weekend. Hope you have a happy Sunday and a great week!

    • Reply
      Jelica
      June 19, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Thank you Cindy! Hope you have a great weekend too 🙂

  • Reply
    Charlene Asay
    June 19, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    This is beautiful. I would love to have you link up with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week. Check us out http://thinking-outside-the-pot.com/?p=2629

    • Reply
      Jelica
      June 19, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks for the invitation Charlene! I’ll definitely pop over 🙂

  • Reply
    Dara
    June 19, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Beautiful! I wonder if you could use actual dried wildflowers or would that be too delicate?

    • Reply
      Jelica
      June 19, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      Good question. I haven’t tried this project with dried flowers so I couldn’t say for certain. Perhaps if they were attached in one-inch thick bundles, it might work. You may be better off using a wire wreath frame and floral wire to attach the dried flowers. I’ve seen plenty of lovely dried lavender wreath tutorials that do just that, for example. Here’s a YouTube video demo of that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2MFFQVRtAg Hope this helps!

  • Reply
    Pili
    June 20, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Your wreath looks so pretty and real!! I am in danger visiting your blog Jelica, I want to make everything you show!!

    • Reply
      Jelica
      June 20, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      LOL! That is the funnies compliment I’ve received!! You’ve just made my day Pili 🙂

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    creativejewishmom/sara
    June 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Wow that is really gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to meet you too!

    • Reply
      Jelica
      June 20, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks very much!

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    Rachel Osborn
    June 21, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    This is seriously beautiful! You have an eye for color! Thanks for sharing with us at the Family Joy Link-Up! Hope to see you again next week!

    • Reply
      Jelica
      June 21, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      Thank you Rachel!

  • Reply
    Helen Fern
    June 23, 2016 at 11:07 am

    You made this look so easy! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

    • Reply
      Jelica
      June 23, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      Thanks Helen! Happy to share 🙂

  • Reply
    Ashleigh
    June 23, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing on Peace, Love, Linkup! The next party goes live tomorrow at 6. I hope you stop by and share more great content : )

    • Reply
      Jelica
      June 24, 2016 at 8:18 am

      My pleasure Ashleigh 🙂 Thanks for the invitation!

  • Reply
    Julie
    June 26, 2016 at 7:23 am

    OOoo, this colour blocking idea is just lovely. So modern and yet so pretty and achievable – beautiful!

    • Reply
      Jelica
      June 27, 2016 at 8:58 am

      Thank you Julie! I’m definitely happy with how it turned out 🙂

  • Reply
    Jeanie
    June 26, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Love your wreath…………..pretty colors!

  • Reply
    Jen Panguluri
    June 27, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    As Kami said above, I like the color block idea, too. Your wreath has some of my favorite colors. Very inviting!

    • Reply
      Jelica
      June 28, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Thanks Jen! I liked experimenting with this one and the colour block idea was something I had been wanting to try for a while 🙂

  • Reply
    Emily @ The Benson Street
    July 21, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    This turns out gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party – Emily

    • Reply
      Jelica
      July 21, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks so much Emily! I was happy to share this at your link party 🙂

  • Reply
    Daniela S.
    October 6, 2016 at 4:31 am

    I love it!

    • Reply
      Jelica
      October 6, 2016 at 6:03 am

      Thanks Daniela!

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