Making wreaths is one of my favorite past times. I love coming up with something new to hang on my front door or mantel for the upcoming season or holiday. My favorite flowers are peonies, so I knew I needed to make a peony spring wreath this year.
Peony Spring Wreath
Michaels has some BEAUTIFUL peony stems this year, I grabbed the last three my store had, they are having a hard time keeping them in…so if you like them as much as I do, you might want to hurry and pick some up! The only other things you’ll need are a twig wreath and some ribbon. As far as tools go some scissors and a pair of wire snips if you have them are all you’ll need.
The first thing you want to do is use the wire snips and cut the blooms, leaving about a 4 inch stem. You’ll also want to save some leaves for accent, so don’t throw those greens out quite yet.
Look at your wreath and decide what you want the top of the wreath to be and put it down with the top at the top. This twig wreath I found at Hobby Lobby, if you can’t find one and like the white/gray you could easily spray paint a brown one like this. Then you will just want to stick your flowers in between the twigs on the right side just above the bottom of the wreath. Then just add a few leaves around the flowers for filler and green until you have it just how you like it.
The final thing you need to do is just tie a bow with your ribbon. I liked the natural look of this burlap ribbon with the green edge. Trim the edges of the ribbon on a diagonal, leaving about 5 to 6 inches on each side.
Admire your work. 🙂
Hang it on a wreath hook and then go back and forth trying to decide which door gets the privilege of holding your new wreath. I loved it on my pantry door here, but ultimately it ended up on my front door and it makes me happy whenever I pull up in my driveway.
Want more wreath inspiration? Here’s a few others of my favorites.