After our last DIY wreath guide was such a hit, we let our Facebook fans vote on what wreath from our Creation Station they would like to learn how to make next. Our burlap wreath with pink peony accents was the winner! With Easter in just two days, there couldn’t be a better time to create new door decor for when the time comes to put the bunnies and eggs away.
Here’s what you need:
- 2 rolls of loose weave burlap
- 1 30″ cream work wreath
- 4 28″ pink peony stems
- 5 27″ pink peony stems
- Wire cutters
Step 1 – Cut your burlap into about 14″ strips. Once you have a total of 44 strips, prep your work wreath by opening all of your sprig pairs. When all of your sprig pairs are open, you’re ready to add your burlap.
Step 2 – Pinch one of your pre-cut strips at the center and tie it to your work wreath using the sprigs like a bread tie. Remember to use this pinch technique through out your wreath-making process when tying in your burlap.
Step 3 – On top of the mesh piece you just secured, take another mesh piece and turn it so that these two mesh pieces intersect at their centers like a cross. Secure your second mesh piece. You should have two different pieces, intersecting at their centers like a cross, secured to one sprig pair.
Repeat these same steps all over your work wreath, the bottom and the top layer, completing the bottom layer first.
Step 4 – Now you’re ready for your flowers! Remove the bottom leaves off of your stems (just pull really hard and they should come off). Don’t throw them away, because you’re going to use them later! Using wire cutters, cut off the “thorns” left from the leaves you removed so your stem is easier to work with.
Step 5 – Time to insert your flowers. Choose the area on your wreath where you want your flowers to sit. Thread your first flower through the burlap so that the flower sits snuggly on the burlap and the stem sits next to the metal wreath wiring. We like to start at the outer layer. Cut your excess flower stem wire with wire cutters so that you can see about 5″ of stem wire sticking through the back side of your wreath.
Step 6 – Twist the stem wire around the metal wreath wiring to secure your flower. Place the rest of your flowers where you want them and repeat these steps to secure them. If your flowers need extra support, tie the wreath sprigs around the stem wire to make sure the flower is secure.
Step 7 – Last step! Once you have all your flowers in place, it’s time to use those leaves you removed in Step 4. So your flowers don’t look like a big mush, add the leaves in between the flowers to create some separation. Attach them to the wreath the same way you attached your flowers in Steps 5 and 6. You shouldn’t need to cut off any excess. We also like to pull some burlap in between the flowers and leaves so the flowers appear to blend effortlessly into the wreath.
Now you’ve got yourself a spring wreath that will last through the years! The great thing about these wreaths, other than being super cute and stylish, is they preserve from year to year. We intentionally do not use glue in our wreath-making process for this reason. Just give them a good fluff and they’ll be door-ready every spring! They can also act as framework for other seasonal wreaths. Just remove your spring flowers and add other seasonal accessories. Whether it be red and blue flowers for the Fourth of July or poinsettias for Christmas, these wreaths work well for any occasion.