How to Make Door Wreaths

Overview

Nothing welcomes people into your home like a colorful door wreath, especially one that has a lovely scent. Making your own door wreath with lavender is not only appealing to the eyes, but will give off a waft of scent as your family and guests enter your home. Using dried lavender, or any other type of dried flower, allows your door wreath to last longer than using fresh flowers. When making your own wreath, you are in control of the exact size and look you want, plus you will save money compared to buying a ready-made wreath.

Step 1

Cut dried lavender into 6-inch lengths. Group together into small bundles and set aside.

Step 2

Select a wire wreath that is about 8 inches in diameter. Any size can be used, depending on how big or small you want the door wreath to be. Once the lavender is added to the wreath, it will be larger than the original size wire wreath.

Step 3

Hold a bundle of lavender against the top of the wire wreath and use floral wire to wrap around the stems, securing to the wreath. Add another bundle of lavender directly below the first one, so the lavender flowers cover the stems of the first bundle and secure to the wreath with the floral wire. Continue adding the bundles of lavender in the same manner until the wreath is completely covered.

Step 4

Cut a piece of floral wire 6 inches long and fold in half. Slip the wire over the top of the wreath, between the flowers, and twist the ends together to form a loop which will be used for hanging the wreath.

Step 5

Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the wreath if desired. This gives a nice scent to the door wreath.

Things You'll Need

  • Wire wreaths
  • Dried lavender
  • Clippers
  • Floral wire
  • Lavender essential oil (optional)

References

  • Save On Crafts: How to Make A Wreath
  • What About Lavender: Lavender Crafts
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About this Author

Amy Madtson resides in southern Oregon and has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008, focusing on health and gardening for websites such as eHow and GardenGuides. Madtson has an Associate of Arts in business from Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. She holds a childbirth educator certification and a one-year midwifery completion certificate.