DIY Modern Dried Flower Wreath
absolutely love the fact that wreaths are no longer just for Christmas. We
are seeing them all year round, different colours, shapes, sizes, textures… you
name it! Over the years we have created a
score of gorgeous Wheat Wreaths delicately put together by hand using dried flowers and wheat
grown on our Shropshire farm, to adorn on walls and doors all over the UK at different times of the year.
We were however intrigued
to try something a little different, which lead us to create a simple but sleek
wreath using a gold hoop and a lot less dried flowers than usual.
Our easy DIY steps will hopefully inspire you to get
creative and make your own modern wreath dried flower wreath.
· 20cm Wire Hoop. You can pick these up from Hobby
Craft. If you want to add a lot of flowers of different shapes and sizes we
would suggest purchasing a larger wire hoop. They also come in a variety of
· A selection of dried flowers: We used Lavender,
Yellow Craspedia and Lagurus
· Brown String
· Glue Gun
Optional: We used the brown string to hang the flower
wreath however you may want to use some fancy ribbon instead.
Wrap Your Brown String
Start by turning on your glue gun so that is it ready for step 2.
Wrap your string around the middle of the hoop until you make a band roughly
around 4cm (this will depend on the size of your hoop however, the bigger the
hoop the bigger the band you will need to make). You will require a little bit
of patience for this step, it looks easy however the string does tend to slide
out of place.
Tip: Try to hold the string in position as you are wrapping it around
Step 2: Make
the Band Secure
Once you have achieved your desired band cut the string and
use your glue gun to secure the end you have cut to the back of the hoop.
Gently apply more glue to the back of the hoop where the string meets to ensure
that everything stays in place.
You won't need the glue gun after this step, make sure to turn
it off and let is cool down before you put it away.
Step 3: Decide
on the Layout
Trim your dried flower stems where necessary and have a play
around with them on the front of the hoop to help you decide how you would like
your flowers positioned.
Once you have decided place your dried flowers to the side in the order they
will appear on the wreath.
Step 4: Weave the Dried Flowers
Take your first stem and weave it through the string, going
in front of some of the string and behind in others. Repeat this process with
the remaining dried flowers and alternating which sting goes in front or behind
of your stem.
Step 5: Hang the Hoop
Cut a long piece of string and double it making both ends equal, loop the
string around the top of the hoop and pull both ends through the loop. Tie the
ends in a tight knot and use this to hang your modern wreath.
You many want to opt to use coloured ribbon for this step
that's entirely your preference.
We decided to add more dried flowers to our modern wreath, so we
repeated Step 4 however this time round we added the stems to the bottom of the
band instead. This is the beauty of this little DIY, you can simply add or take
away the flowers as and when you want.
This is a method you can use for modern
wreaths for any season, just switch out the dried flower for different colours
and textures, it's that simple!
Where to Hang Your Wreath
We know the traditional spot for any type of wreath to adorn
is a front door, however, as this is a modern wreath, we opted to hang it is on
the wall in our kitchen. It also looks perfect placed on the inside of a
window, a door within your home or even hanging from a shelve. The options are
As the wreath is made from dried flowers, unlike
fresh flowers, it will last for ages! A year if not more.
This modern wreath also makes for a nice gift idea. Why not create
a few variations and gift them to your friends this Christmas? There's
something every personal and meaningful about a gift that you took the time to
Or if you or your friends would prefer something with more of a rustic
feel, take a peek at our stunning Wheat Wreaths.
We love to see how you style your DIY Modern Dried Flower wreath.
Don't forget to tag us in the results or send it to us via email.
Love SP Xx