This stunning tulip wreath will add a burst of spring to your front door. You’ll get all the compliments, and your friends won’t believe that you made it yourself! Its actually quite simple to make, no crafty skills required!
Spring is my favorite. The bright pastels! Fresh flowers! Warmer weather! Mini Cadbury Eggs! TULIPS! I’ve been wanting a bright springy tulip wreath, and I finally decided to figure it out and make one.
So here we go! A tutorial for you to make your own, or check out my Etsy shop Magnolia Joy to purchase one handmade by me for you!
How to make a spring tulip wreath
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To make your own tulip wreath, you’ll need about 10 bunches of silk mini tulips. Depending on how full you like it, you could use between 9 and 14 bunches. I found these beautiful smaller tulips in the seasonal floral section at Michaels. They’re usually available January though May, or until your store sells out of them. They aren’t available to purchase online (c’mon Michaels!), but you can see all the available colors on their website. They’re the $4 bushes, and they’re almost always 40% off in store. Each bloom is about 1.5″. Hope that helps!
2019 update: This year they have the full rainbow!! I’m so excited to try a rainbow tulip wreath, that will hopefully turn out as beautifully as my rainbow hydrangea wreath.
Amazon also has some mini-sized tulips that look like they’d work. I personally haven’t ordered them, so I can’t vouch for how they look in real life, but it might be worth looking into. There is a multicolored bunch or off-white tulips. There are also yellow/red ones, although the cost per bloom is pretty high.
I’ve also found mini-tulips at JoAnn and Dollar Tree this year! The Dollar Tree has them labeled as “crocus”, and you can order them online in bulk here (Enough for 2 wreaths). See a picture of my Dollar Tree version, along with some tips at the bottom of the post!
Note: this wreath-making method could be used with other sizes or types of flowers. Just keep in mind that the flowers will kind of lay on their side, so it would need to be a flower that looks good from the side, not the straight on.
Tulip Wreath DIY – Instructions
14 in foam wreath form
1.5in satin ribbon – about 7 yds
10 tulip bunches (you may use between 9-12 bunches, depending on how full or sparse you prefer)
hot glue gun
Baker’s twine for hanging
Floral pins (if desired)
Step 1. Using floral or wire cutters (or your husband’s tools, haha), cut the tulips away from the base. Move all the greenery up to the top of each stem, near the base of the flowers. If you like the stems and leaves, leave them on, if you want just tulips, take them the leaves off.
Step 3. Then you start wrapping and tucking the tulips as you go. Typically, I put two stems in each row of ribbon, and tried to alternate so they were filling the space nicely. Tuck them in nice and tight, and near where the greenery connects to the stem, so they stay secure. Your ribbon will overlap quite a bit towards the center of the wreath, and should barely overlap on the outer edge. This is important to be consistent with, otherwise you may wrap the ribbon too closely and you’ll run out of ribbon or flowers or both!
Step 4. Keep on wrapping and tucking!
Step 5. It gets kinda tricky near the end, but just do your best to cover all the foam, and get enough tulips in to fill the space. If you need to hot glue a few in, I won’t tell.
Step 6. On the back, before you secure the end of the ribbon, slip a string loop in (I like cute baker’s twine!), so you can hang it easily! Hot glue it reeeeal good. Floral pins would help secure it too.
Done! Even the back of this tulip wreath is pretty!! If you don’t have a wreath hanger, you can use a pretty Command hook (like on the teal door below), or you can string a long loop through the wreath and over the top of your door and secure it with an upside-down Command hook on the back of your door, near the top.
DOLLAR TREE TULIP WREATH INSTRUCTIONS:
Dollar tree has mini-tulips this year (labeled as “Crocus”). I made a tulip wreath entirely from Dollar Tree supplies! I used a grapevine wreath (I think its about 12 in), skinny satin ribbon and 15 bunches of tulips.
The instructions are pretty much the same as above. A few tips:
-Dollar Tree tulips aren’t quite as sturdy as Michaels tulips, the blooms fall off fairly easily. If they fall off after you’re all done, you can just hot glue them back into place.
-I used the leaves much more sparingly. Each stem comes with 3 leaves, and I took off at least a few from every stem.
-The ribbon at Dollar Tree is skinnier than the Michaels version, but it still works. The back isn’t covered as completely as the original version.
Tulip Wreath Color Combinations
I’ve been playing with color combos, and this purpledy-pink tulip wreath turned out lovely. We’ve also made one with shades of pink, and one with creams and soft peach. My mom wants a pink and yellow tulip wreath, so that’s next on the list. I promise, ma!
The tulip wreath below was made my my sister-in-law, Suzanne. It looks absolutely stunning on her teal door!
I’m also loving this blue/green wreath I made this year (2019).
There are so many gorgeous color combinations possible! You can see a few of the hundreds of wreaths that people have made using my tutorial on my Instagram Highlight (2thehowtomom). Let me know when you make yours, I’d love to see it! Tag me and use the #thehowtomomwreaths hashtag so I can go on and on about how amazingly talented and crafty you are!
And if after allllllll that, you’d rather just buy one I’ve already made, head over to my Etsy shop, Magnolia Joy, to purchase!