Since buying a home I have been looking around *everywhere* for a wreath that would go with my vibe. I wanted something moody, minimal, and natural. There are some beautiful faux wreaths out there, but I really love dried flowers and wanted something that reflected the environment we live in. Clearly, this wreath doesn’t live up to it (I don’t think we have local wheat…haha), but it is made entirely of dried flora! It also is very affordable and could be made with your own dried flowers if you wish!
This DIY is super simple and has held up pretty well so far! There were several tutorials online that recommend using twine and/or floral wire, but I managed to this without that. If you’re concerned about the integrity of your wreath and worried that things might fly away during high winds, then you should probably use wire.
+ Dried flowers, dried greens, twigs
+ Natural grapevine wreath base
+ Twine/floral wire (optional)
+ Wire cutter (optional)
+ Command hook for wreaths (also optional…you’ll just need to find a way to mount it)
Begin by cutting a stem of the dried plant and intertwine it within the wreath. Since you’re using real dried plants, it’s best to be gentle in this process because they can break.
I continued doing this with different lengths and different types of the dried plants. There was a lot of trial and error but because nothing is really tied into the wreath, it was easy to gently move things around if I changed my mind.
I continued adding different elements, varying the lengths and the types. Also, because the materials are all natural they will shed a lot.
Once I felt like it was good to go I held it up to admire my work. Not really though haha, I was just checking how it would hold up to gravity since it will be upright.
And that’s it! Place the wreath on a command hook made for wreaths (or any mounting style you prefer). It was a simple (and affordable) project!
The best part about this wreath is I can reuse the base with the change of every season! I’m hoping that next time around I can use plants that are in my garden (yay spring/summer!). Another perk is it’s totally biodegradable!