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I’ve seen so many beautiful faux flower wreaths online recently — particularly on Instagram. They’re a lovely way to pretty up an entrance and can be created to tie in with the seasons too.
I thought I’d try my hand at making one of my own; it’s so simple and the end product is really lovely.
I used a 350mm polystyrene wreath from Hobbycraft for my artificial flower ring (the end measurement of the finished wreath is around 450mm in diameter).
It’s one of the simplest makes I’ve ever attempted — and I’m so pleased with the finished result.
Here’s what to do.
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How to Make a Silk Flower Wreath Step by Step
You will need:
Silk flowers and faux foliage (this beautiful selection were all from Laura Ashley)
1 — Choose your blooms!
You could pick seasonal blooms; tulips in spring, or oranges and rusts tones for autumn.
Or select your flowers to suit your decor.
As we’re in late summer, I decided against the hot pink and fresh greens and chose a beautiful combination of lilac, blush pink and claret, using the Laura Ashley Burgundy Rose and Hydrangea Bouquet together with the Rose and Hydrangea Bouquet in Blush Pink.
I used six bouquets in total; three of each colour.
2 — Firstly, I began by snipping the wire stems of all of the flowers and the foliage.
You need to leave a little length of wire on each; as the ends will be poked into the polystyrene ring, to anchor the blooms into the wreath.
3 — Next, simply choose your foliage or flower, then use the wire end to poke a hole in the polystyrene.
4 — Fill the hole with glue.
5 — Then pop in the stem.
Hold it in for a couple of seconds, until it feels firm.
6 — Repeat the process until the polystyrene wreath is totally covered!
I started with my foliage first and glued a little clump in each of the compass points, then worked my way around.
I didn’t work symmetrically either, but you could if you wanted to.
If you’re unhappy with the position of any of the blooms or greenery, just pull it out and reposition it.
Et voila. That’s how to make a silk flower wreath!
Really simple and the finished product is beautiful and will last for years to come.
I glued a little D-ring to back of my wreath, to attach it to the door, but you could use string or ribbon if you prefer.
I’m so thrilled with how this turned out — it’s a lovely way to greet guests to our front door and will also keep the summer colour going for a little while longer.
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Many thanks to the lovely team at Laura Ashley for providing the flower posies for the purposes of creating this tutorial.
Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.