I get so happy every time I look at this flower wreath!
It’s bursting with loveliness, not to mention you may save over $300 on it.
See this $344.00 peony flower wreath? OK, I do love to support artisans and makers, so if you want to buy it, totally do!!
But for those of you who love to craft and make a creative mess, you could DIY one just as gorgeous, for $15.
AND, have loads of fun doing it (just check out the video tutorial below to see how easy it is! ), AND, make as many as you ever want to give as gifts…
All you need to make this wreath are 15 to 18 bunches of artificial flower bouquets depending on how full the flowers are, a dry cleaner’s hanger, and pliers such as these, to cut the flower stems.
This one mintue video will show you all the fun!
I saw these pretty peony flowers at a Dollar Tree Store, and knew they would be perfect. I did not want only peonies, so I mixed in some Daffodils and Daisies. Feel free to improvise on the color combinations and flower choices!
Step 1: here’s a secret on how to make a wire wreath frame quickly and easily from a dry cleaner’s hanger.
Take a hanger and bend the 2 pointed ends first, then push it down along the sides of a 5 gallon bucket, use the bucket to help forming a circular shape.
Step 2. Cut the flowers off the main step, leaving a 4” to 5” long stem at the base of each flower, and the leaves on the stem too.
Important tip: look closely at the image below to see how to shape the stem of each flower. The loop is where the flower would go onto the wire frame later, and the bend at the tip keeps the leaf from falling.
Step 3. Open up the hanger wire frame. String each of the flowers through those loops we made in Step 2.
After closing the wire loop, if the hook is showing too much, just bend and twist it a little, so it’s hidden behind the flowers.
Here is a summary of 5 helpful tips:
- Mix flowers of various shapes and colors. Have fun!
- It is so easy to assemble the flower wreath, you can take it apart and mix different colors as the season changes.
- Add more flowers if the flowers slide too much on the wreath.
- You can also tie some fabric or burlap ribbons at intervals around the loop to keep everything more secure.
- If you skipped it, make sure to look closely at the image on how to shape the stem of each flower!
And a little gift / craft project- make your own greeting cards!
Love flower wreaths? Here’s another Dollar Store Hack- how to turn a laundry basket into wreath makers and make your own wreaths from botanical clippings!
If you can’t find flowers you like, try make your own! Here’s a tutorial-
For all the flower lovers, here’s a fun tutorial on how to paint watercolor flowers in 15 minutes!
UPDATE: I was tagged on instagram by @aliabklyn and look at what she made! Isn’t it sooo beeeauuutifuuul??
Feel free to tag me on instagram any time @apieceofrainbow , I would love to see gorgeous things you all make!