Dried Flower Wreath Instructions

Overview

Store-bought dried flower wreaths can be expensive, but by drying flowers from your garden and using a few inexpensive craft supplies, making your own wreath costs only pennies. Dried flower wreaths complement most home decors and are longer lasting than fresh flower wreaths. Made into any size, they can be hung on doors, over mantels or made into small gift size.

Step 1

Select a floral foam wreath approximately 10 inches in diameter. You can use any size, but remember that it will appear larger after adding the flowers.

Step 2

Glue craft moss over the entire foam wreath to cover it completely. If desired, add some greenery, such as silk leaves or ivy over the moss.

Step 3

Select the dried flowers for the wreath, using a mixture of flowers or all one type. Cut the stems to about 3 to 4 inches long. Gather a handful at a time into bundles and secure with a rubber band.

Step 4

Hot glue the bundles of dried flowers onto the foam wreath by overlapping the flowers to cover the stems. Glue one bundle on the wreath, then glue another bundle with the flowers laying over the stems of the first bundle, and continue this way until the entire wreath is covered.

Step 5

Cut a 10-inch length of floral wire and bend in half. Loop the wire over the top of the wreath in between the flowers, twist the ends to close and form a loop by which the wreath can be hung.

Things You'll Need

  • Floral foam wreath
  • Craft moss
  • Hot glue
  • Dried greenery
  • Dried flowers
  • Rubber bands
  • Ribbon

References

  • Save on Crafts: Making a Dried Flower Wreath
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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.