Have you ever wondered how to make a dried flower wreath? Well, I have a really easy tutorial for you today, showing you just that. Even I was surprised at how quick and easy this craft was.
There are many ways that you could make a wreath with dried flowers. We're using an easy method that uses jute twine to hold the flowers. I love the boho feel this wreath has. It would even look fabulous in rustic and farmhouse homes. And if you're a minimalist, this would also work for you by using fewer flowers and even less colour.
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Table of Contents
- Gold metal hoop (mine was 25cm/10″)
- Dried flowers*
- Jute twine
- Craft glue (clear drying)
*I purchased my dried flowers from a local store. You could also dry your own.
How to make a dried flower wreath
Attach and wrap the twine around your hoop
To begin we need to tie a knot of twine to the hoop. Leave a small tail as we will disguise this on the inside of the wreath once we start wrapping. Guesstimate how wide your twine section will be. Once you have a fair idea of where the top of the twine will begin, add a dob of glue to the knot to secure it to the hoop (image 1 below).
Once you have done this, you can begin wrapping the twine around your hoop (image 2 below). Be sure to hold the beginner tail on the inside of the hoop as you go along.
When wrapping your twine, it is important that you hold it as firm and taught as you can. The twine will naturally want to move around so be patient with this. Keep pushing it back down, making it nice and tight as you continue to wrap.
Finish off the twine on your hoop
Once you have the desired amount of twine wrapped around your hoop, you can now tie it off (image 3 below). I used a simple double knot, then cut the twine and pushed it inside the wrapped section of the hoop (image 4 below). If you have an additional tail showing, trim this off.
Secure the final knot with some glue (image 5 below). Once you have done this, run a small amount of glue around the edges of your twine, on the underside of your hoop (image 6 below). This will help to secure it a little more.
Add twine to hang your hoop
Before we finish with the twine, we need to add a loop to the top of the hoop for hanging. I didn't measure this part. Think about where you're going to hang your dried flower wreath and that will help you decide how long this should be. Loop the twine over your hoop. Then you can tie it off and cut the ends (as pictured).
Adding flowers to your dried flower wreath
Be mindful of the size of your flowers and branches. Larger leaves and flowers may not suit smaller hoops. Begin by adding the larger flowers to your hoop.
You may need to trim some leaves off the stem. This will make it easier to insert it into the twine. However, if you prefer, you might actually like to keep them for a different visual effect.
When it comes to inserting the branches into your twine, it's not too tricky. Being gentle, slide the branch into several strands of twine. Push it through so that it sits behind at least three blocks of twine rows (as pictured below). If you have trouble pushing the stems into the twine, use the tweezers to pull up the twine or to pull through the branch. I found I didn't need to use the tweezers too often but as the wreath became more full, the smaller stems needed a little more help.
Arranging your flowers
I didn't worry too much about where the flowers sat within the wreath, however, I didn't want it to look too formal. So I tried to space them out differently and less organised. This really just comes down to your personal preference though.
You can trim the ends of the branches and dried flowers with scissors as you go. Or, if you prefer, you can wait until the end to trim. You may like to have the branches all different lengths or alternatively you can cut them evenly.
To secure the flowers, you could also add a small amount of glue to keep them in place. I didn't need to do this however if you're adding fewer flowers it might be a good idea. If you choose not to glue the dried flowers in place, you could swap them out with the seasons!
Dried flower wreath alternatives
I hope you get some amazing inspiration on how to make a dried flower wreath! Some alternative suggestions you may like to consider for your own wreath are:
- Changing the colours of the flowers
- Adding fewer flowers
- Changing the colour and material of the hoop
- Changing the colour of the twine
- Using a thick ribbon to hang the wreath
- Swapping the flowers out for different seasons/colour palettes