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Easy DIY Spring Wreath: Enjoy The Warmer Weather in Style

Who’s ready for winter to be over and spring to finally make its appearance?? ME!! *raised hand, jumping up and down*

I am soooooo over winter! It feels like spring is taking its’ dear sweet time in arriving this year.  Okay, okay, every year it feels this way. {Winter, be gone!!} To help usher spring in faster, I thought I could spruce up my front door a little bit. Even if it doesn’t feel like spring outside, every time I see my front door, I see spring.

This DIY Spring Wreath is easy, inexpensive, fast, and oh, so beautiful!


  • 16” Foam wreath
  • 5” Wood letter
  • 3 Spools of 1.5″ thick x 9′ long matching ribbon (I have 4 spools pictured but ended up only needing 3)
  • 1 Spool of coordinating ribbon
  • Floral pins
  • Silk flowers
  • Acrylic paint and paint brush
  • Glue gun
  • Wire cutters

Cost Breakdown:

  • 16″ Foam Wreath: $6.97 (regular price at Wal-Mart)
  • 5″ Wood Letter: $1.47 (regular price at Wal-Mart)
  • 4 Spools of Ribbon: $7.96 (50% off at Hobby Lobby)
  • Flowers: $14.07 (50% off at Hobby Lobby)
  • Floral Pins: $1.49 (40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby)
  • Paint, Paint Brush, Glue Gun and Wire Cutters I already had.
    Total Cost: $31.96

Helpful hint: If you have a Hobby Lobby near you, you could get all the supplies 50% off. Every other week they rotate what’s on sale. Unfortunately, ribbon and flowers are on sale during opposite weeks. But, if you are patient, getting the ribbon one week and flowers and floral supplies the next week, the cost will be even less. And one of those weeks the wood letter and all the other supplies will be one sale as well, if you don’t have it on hand. Over the course of two weeks you could get EVERYTHING needed for this DIY Spring Wreath 50% off! Woohoo!

Total time to make: 1 hour


Paint your wood letter. You don’t really need to paint the back, but be sure to get the sides and front evenly.  Allow to dry.

While your letter is drying, begin on your wreath.

Use a floral pin to attach the end of the ribbon to the back of your foam wreath form.

Helpful hint: Every time you start or end the ribbon, fold the end under 1/4″ to help it fray less.

After your ribbon is secure to the foam, begin wrapping the ribbon.  You’ll want to pull the ribbon taut, but not enough to mangle the foam.

Each wrap of the ribbon should slightly overlap the previous wrapped ribbon.If the ribbon starts to pucker up on the curve, just adjust the angle that you are wrapping the ribbon at. You want the ribbon to be flush and tight against the foam.

When you reach the end of the spool of ribbon, you want to end on the back of the wreath. You might need to trim an inch or two off the ribbon. Insert a floral pin in the end to hold it in place.

Start the next spool of ribbon by overlapping it where your last spool ended. Pin in place. Continue wrapping the ribbon around the wreath. Do this until your wreath is fully, or at least *mostly* wrapped. As you can see, there is a gap where the ribbon doesn’t meet.  That’s ok!  You have about 5″ of leeway where you will attach the flowers, wrapping with the coordinating ribbon to conceal the flower stems and the foam form. Depending on how tightly you overlap and wrap your ribbon, how wide the ribbon, and how long the spool is to begin with, you may or may not have a gap.Cut the flowers from the long stems. 

Arrange half of the flowers on the wreath how you want them. Since I used two different types of flowers, I kind of weaved my flowers together, instead of one on top of the other.

Pull some of the lower leaves off so they don’t add extra bulk where you wrap the ribbon around them. 

Pin the stems in place. Put one or two pins up higher, to help the flowers curve with the wreath.

Trim the stems again so that they don’t hang over the edge of the wreath. 

Now, going the opposite direction around the wreath, do the same thing with the other half of the flowers.

Tip:  Keep in mind the height of your 5” wood letter. You want it to fit nicely between all the flowers, so you need the gap between the two bunches of flowers to be at least 5” or more. 

Taking your coordinating ribbon, place it at the end of one bunch of flowers, just under where the flowers start on the stems. Pin in the back and wrap it around the wreath, covering all the stems. Again, make sure you are wrapping the ribbon tightly. End on the back of the wreath and pin in place.

Fluff the flowers a little bit and make sure they are arranged how you want them. Insert any extra pins you might need so the flowers lay where/how you want them to. 

Add another coat of paint to your letter if it needs it, mine did. Allow to dry.

Decide where exactly you want your letter placed. Pay attention to the spots where you’ll need to glue. My letter only needed two little dots of glue so that my letter would be positioned correctly and not face sideways when glued down.

Hold your wreath up and determine where you need to place the ribbon for hanging.  The wood letter and flowers make one side of the wreath quite a bit heavier than the other. In order for it to hang straight, the ribbon needs to be placed off-center. In the picture below of the back of the wreath through the window, you can see what I mean. 

Cut a piece of the coordinating ribbon to the length you want it, and pin in place. My ribbon is about 12″ long. Remember, you want the pretty side of your ribbon to be facing out. Put some extra pins in for strength and maybe even add a couple dots of hot glue.

Hang it up!  Display it with pride!! 

Even if you have snow flurries, gray skies, or even rain, you are now ready for Spring!

April Showers may “Bring May Flowers,” but that doesn’t mean you have to wait for that splash of floral color!  Happy Spring!!

~Jamie, Owner of Burch Lane Designs

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