With spring's arrival, you can start moving down your checklist of tasks: you've done your spring cleaning and freshened up your garden, so now it's time to decorate your home for the season. There's nothing like a unique wreath to bring some warmth to your entryway that you and your guests will enjoy, and luckily for you, it's never been easier to DIY your own spring wreath.
Whether you're decorating with faux florals, dried flowers, or foraged finds, once you have your base picked, the options for color are endless. With these 12 spring wreath ideas and tips, you're sure to bring the sunshine right to your front door.
Swap Wreaths Frequently
Can't decide on a look? You don't have to stick with the same wreath for the entire season. Nicole of the Charleston Queen switched out her pink protea wreaths with these made of globe amaranth and artemisia for a quick refresh.
"I change them out about once a month and try to always use fresh flowers," she says. "There is a lull in between holidays, and changing the wreaths out lets me be creative and have fun with the front doors."
Forage Your Own Flowers
Trying to keep your expenses down? No problem. “A lot of the material used in the spring wreaths you can forage yourself from parks, forests, and your own garden," floral artist Kim Cobain says. "There’s a lot of colorful flowers and foliage at this time of year, like buds on branches and pussy willow, so you don’t have to spend a fortune on it.”
She also adds that there are a variety of wreath or ring bases to choose from, including willow rings, moss, wire, or floral foam, and to make sure you have a good pair of garden secateurs.
There’s no right or wrong way to create a wreath, but Cobain does try to keep a specific color scheme in mind for spring.
“It’s a creative process and each wreath will be unique, so it’s up to yourself how you add the flowers,” she says. “For spring wreaths, it’s good to have a good mix of white, yellow, and pink flowers.”
Add a Colorful Ribbon
Adding a colorful ribbon to your wreath—like Louise from Birch and Bloom does above—not only creates a visual focal point and support for the base of your wreath, it helps tie in the dominant color.
Louise has some advice for beginning wreath DIYers. "Take some time to yourself where you won't be interrupted, relax, and enjoy some creative time," she suggests.
Try Faux Florals
"All my wreaths are handmade with faux foliage and florals, so I can manipulate the stems to create that beautiful full look,” Jenna from Around the Bee says.
She adds that to get a voluptuous-looking wreath like this one, you should bend the stem upwards from the wreath frame rather than inserting the faux stems straight into the wreath.
Balance Your Color With Greenery
Jenna adds that in addition to adding fun pops of spring color, make sure to balance it out with a good amount of greenery, as she did in this colorful beauty purchased by Sarah of Hearts at Claremont.
The colorful wreath against the colorful front door with the greenery seamlessly blended in the background? We're feeling so inspired.
Attempt a Simple DIY
Berta Lily of We Dream in Colonial scored a gold crescent moon wreath frame from Michael's for only $10, added in some faux florals, and created this beautiful spring wreath for only $15—and in under an hour.
Lily details her entire process in this blog post, which will be helpful if you want to recreate her DIY spring wreath.
Diversify Your Textures
"Think about including different textures in your wreath and go for woody-stemmed foliage and blooms which will last longer,” Katie of Blunty and Blooms says.
She says you can use fresh flowers if you have a water source for them, such as a bile or oasis base, and stick to the same direction when attaching your foliage to keep it from looking haphazard.
Try Incorporating Dried Flowers
Everything Ellis created these mini dried hydrangea wreaths for spring, and the simplicity and volume speaks for itself.
Remember to keep dried floral wreaths out of direct sunshine in order to preserve their color, according to Ellis.
Work Outside the Lines
Amanda from Amanda Jane Flowers says to make sure you have enough space when creating your wreath as it’s likely to make a mess. She suggests spreading your supplies out on a kitchen table or desk or even working outside if you’re worried about stray flowers.
And if your wreath turns out wonky? "Wonky can be good," she says. "Each wreath is different. You may want to go with it to create an asymmetrical design or go back and readjust your creation. If you have stems left at the end, you can also go back and fill in a little afterward."
Refresh Your Spring Wreath
Another wreath from Amanda Jane Flowers, this one boasts a little less color but just as much personality. If you're working with fresh flowers, she encourages you to keep changing them up.
"If you’re hanging your wreath for several weeks, you may wish to tease out and refresh some of the elements with stems from your garden, hedgerow, or by buying some additional fresh flowers," she says.
Make some space, gather your supplies of choice, and get to creating. You really can't go wrong with spring wreath ideas like these—they are sure to help you and your guests welcome a sunnier season.