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.
What can I say, I’m a people pleaser! So here ya go, friends!
To make your own tulip wreath, you’ll need a foam wreath (I used a 14in), a spool of 1.5in satin ribbon in a matchy color (I used the color “guava“, and you’ll probably need two spools – around 7yds), and about 10 bunches of silk tulips. I found these smaller tulips in the seasonal floral section at Michaels. They’re usually available February – May.
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.
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!
Keep on wrapping and tucking!
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.
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.
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!
Let me know when you make yours, I’d love to see it! Tag me on Instagram so I can go on and on about how amazingly talented and crafty you are! The one below was made my my sister-in-law, Suzanne. It looks absolutely stunning on her teal door!