Earlier this month, I went to a dried flower wreath making workshop in a cute independent homeware store called Moscy. It is something I have wanted to do for a while and the workshop did not disappoint. The wreath was so much easier to make too. We were all beginners in the workshop, but you really wouldn’t be able to tell by the finished wreaths.
In this post, I will give you a short tutorial so you can make your own dried flower wreath fr your home.
1. Pick your flowers
The first step is to pick the flowers that you want to use. It is recommended to use 3 different types of flowers- using 2 can look stark and 4 can look too full and busy. The first flower will be used as the base layer so this flower should be large or be able to fill a lot of space. The second flower can be a bit more sparse as this will be the middle layer. And the third flower will be the feature at the front. For my wreath, I used wheatgrass as my first flower (base), the pink broom bloom as my second layer and the daisies as my third layer.
2. Cut your stems
Next, you need to trim your stems down. Remove any unnecessary leaves and cut any extra-long stems down to a couple of inches. I would recommend cutting a lot of stems for your base flower and second flower and only a few of your third flowers at this point. You can always cut more later if you need them.
3. Make mini bouquets
This is the part that I didn’t expect. You will make mini bouquets using your three types of flowers. I used 3 wheatgrass stems, 2-3 broom bloom stems and 1-2 daisies per bouquets. Simply tie a small length of string around each mini bouquet so they are ready to attach to the wreath.
To do a full wreath you will need roughly 16 mini bouquets. If you want to do a 3/4 wreath like I did (with a small gap so you can see the frame) you will need roughly 12 bouquets.
4. Tie the mini bouquets onto the wreath
To attach the flowers to the wreath, you will need a spool of string. First, place one mini bouquet on your wreath and hold it in place with your thumb like the picture below. Then you’ll need to wind the spool of string over the bouquet stems, where you placed your thumb to secure it.
Add your next bouquet so it slightly overlaps the first one (make sure the flowers point in the same direction) and wind the string around the stems. Keep doing this until you have either covered the whole wreath or you have reached the point you want your flowers to stop. If you are doing a 3/4 wreath, it can be nice to put the final bouquet in the opposite direction so you don’t have stems sticking out.
5. Fill in with extra flowers
Once your mini bouquets are secure on the wreath, it’s time to fill in the gaps and cover the wreath frame with filler flowers. To do this, it can help to hold the wreath up to a plain wall to look for any obvious gaps. It is good to try to cover all the string that is exposed too.
To add the filler flowers, simply poke them through the string that is holding the bouquets in place or through the wreath frame.
6. Attach your hanging string
Next, you need to work out which part of your wreath you want to be the top. I decided to keep some of the wreath frame exposed on the top left side of my wreath, but there are no rules with this. You can hang your dried flower wreath in any orientation- it’s a personal preference. Now, simply tie your string at the top. The length of the string can be adjusted once you have found a place to hang it.
It’s as simple as that! Here is my wreath at home, in all its glory. How long do you think it will be before Margot pulls it off the wall and destroys it?
Have you ever made a dried flower wreath before? I really enjoyed the workshop, and I’m really happy with how my wreath has turned out. Also, if you live near Horsham or visit there, I would highly recommend popping into Moscy. They have such a gorgeous selection of homewares. Also, they will be holding Christmas-themed wreath workshops soon too, so keep your eyes peeled.
Speak to you soon,