Monday, April 27, 2015

DIY Ombre Flower Wreath!

Confession: Up until this past Friday, I have had my pine cone (aka, winter) wreath hanging on my front door.

This may not seem unusual if you live in one of the cities that had a snow fall this past week (what?!), but here in Arizona we've been pushing the 80s for a long while now.

So it was time.
And I wanted a wreath that would transition well from spring into summer... so the most obvious option was a little DIY action!


This DIY ombre wreath is so easy and can be customized to fit whatever color scheme or flowers you'd like!

You only need a hot glue gun, wire cutters, fake flowers, and a grapevine wreath.

I picked a variety of different types of flowers, but kept them all within a color scheme.

Make sure to buy the flowers on sale (otherwise they could get pricey!).  
I bought my flowers at Michael's, and they were on sale for 50% off, and then I used a 20% off total purchase coupon (which could be used on sale items)... so I scored big time!

Begin by using your wire cutters and removing the flowers from the green stems (I cut about 2 inches from the head of the flower).

Save these greens to stick in the wreath once the flowers are fastened!


To make sure you have enough flowers (and to make sure you display them as you'd like!), lay them out around the wreath.  This way, you can make adjustments before they are glued!


After you know how you want to lay out your flowers, spread them in a circle around the wreath.  This way, you'll know where you planned to put them.  
(Planning... it helps, I swear!)


To fasten your flowers to the wreath, use your hot glue gun to put glue on the stems of the flower and then stick into the wreath.

By the way, aren't glue guns amazing?! I just bought this recently for my DIY Jute Vase, and I love how you can basically glue anything - I seriously missed out not getting one of these sooner! 
So easy, and super inexpensive!


When gluing your flowers, start with the front of the wreath using the largest flowers.  
Since the front will be the most noticeable, spend most of your time here.  
The inner and outer sides won't be as noticeable!


After the front of your wreath is covered, continue to glue flowers around the inner and outer sides of the wreath.  Save some of the smaller flowers for the end to fill in any holes.


 Once all of the flowers are fastened, pick your favorite greens and remove the leaves from the stems.


Incorporate the leaves throughout the wreath.  
I thought the greenery added a "natural" element to the very flowery wreath.


Add as many greens as you would like, and ta da! Your wreath is complete!


All in all, this DIY took about 2 hours and cost about $35 to make.  It wasn't super cheap, but since I plan on using it from spring into summer, I though it would be worth the investment!

Keep in mind, if you buy hydrangeas, you will need fewer flowers since they are so large, but if you buy smaller flowers, like roses, you will need notably more.  
I did my best to mix both large and small flowers.

You can also buy fake flowers at various dollar stores.  You may want to evaluate the quality, but if they look okay, then that is a very great way to keep the cost of this DIY down!


I'm not going to lie, I love how it turned out - the bright colors and ombre effect are so fun and will be perfect for both spring and summer!  


Hang your wreath on a door hanger, or tie to the door with ribbon or burlap.


I'm already planning an autumn version of this wreath for fall!! :) :)
Oh, fall, how I love thee.

34 comments :

  1. I LOVE this! I pinned this DIY asap and can't wait to make my own. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Absolutely in love with this! So pretty and fun for spring. I wish I was as crafty as you!!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. GIRL. Please move to Texas, buy the house down the street and teach me your ways (and be my friend). This looks AWESOME!

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  4. Pretty!!! This is such a great idea. And yes, I do the same and tend to keep my winter wreath up way too long, too.

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  5. Beautiful I love it!! :-) Hope that you had a nice weekend too!

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  6. I love the color palette you selected, and yay for such an awesome Michael's deal!

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  7. This is sooo pretty! I love the colors and flowers you chose- it looks like something you bought already put together!

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  8. So beautiful!!! I want to try making this! I love how full it is!

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  9. So so pretty!!! Love the idea of ombre on my door :)

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  10. This is gorgeous! I need you to come DIY my home!

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  11. I'm impressed! That is so beautiful!

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  12. You need to start selling these girl! It's gorgeous! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  13. Please make me one and tell me what I owe, mmk? ;)

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  14. LOVE your wreath!! So pretty! I really like all the random flowers incorporated - I'm not very good with that stuff lol I also have a wreath confession - I took my "spring" wreath (meaning it was up until Christmas) down for the Christmas wreath and never put it back up... so now my door is bare and I debate all the time about putting it back up lol

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  15. I adore this D.I.Y project! It's the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring.

    Happy Monday :)
    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud/2015/4/27/42715

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  16. Perfect! And yes, hot glue guns are essential. Every teacher's go-to tool. :)

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  17. This turned out so cute! I have been buying a ton of fake flowers in preparation for my daughters first birthday (floral theme of course!) Man do they add up quick!

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  18. I love the flowers you chose! DIY wreaths are the best. Yours turned out great!

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  19. Lisa! This is absolutely stunning! Wreaths seriously make my heart happy and this one is so beautiful! Totally agree on the glue gun, just about the best thing ever. Have an awesome week! Lucy x

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  20. Love how it turned out! The ombré is awesome!! Great job

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  21. It is gorgeous!!! Pinned. I like the idea for fall for certain. I love wreaths and never make time to diy any.

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  22. Love this, so beautiful! The ombre effect is perfect, and yes glue guns are seriously amazing!

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  23. Love this! It is gorgeous! You always have the best DIYs. Thanks for sharing! xo

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  24. Lisa, I swear you are the DIY queen. I love how this wreath turned out. After moving to SC I definitely want to spruce up the outside of our house a bit, and a wreath seems like a the perfect way. I think $35 can be reasonable if you use it for multiple seasons or pull it back out next year again. And yes! to the glue gun..such a handy little thing.

    Pinning this for sure. :)

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  25. LOVE this! It turned out great! Perfect for Spring in to Summer.

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