This easy DIY floral wreath will make all your spring celebrations more festive. Perfect for baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, and Mother’s Day, you’ll instantly set the tone with this festive flourish. You could of course use fresh flowers for this DIY, but quality silk flowers make this extremely affordable, and feasible to make in advance and even reuse for a later event. Feel free to adapt the color scheme based on your event, and take your blooms all the way around the hoop for a super lush and dramatic look. You can even make a wreath out of all greenery for a more neutral, natural vibe. Add some ribbon or bows to lend a flouncy touch, or wrap in some twinkle lights for an evening celebration. The possibilities are endless! The day of the event, you can hang your wreath, lay it on the table as a center piece, or even use it as a pretty prop for a photo booth.
By Elizabeth Palmer Califano
Total Time: 30 minutes (plus paint dry time)
- 1 standard size hoola hoop (the material is irrelevant- plastic works great!)
- Gold spray paint
- Floral wire
- Strong scissors or wire cutters
- 5-7 large bloom flowers
- 3-4 greenery sprigs
- 3-4 small bloom flowers
- 2-3 tiny bloom flower sprigs
- Lay down a large ring of newspaper or scrap paper outside. Place the hoola hoop in the center, and spray it evenly with the gold spray paint. Allow to dry for 30 minutes, then flip it to the other side, and spray with an even coat of the paint. Allow to dry another 30 minutes until totally dry to the touch.
- Using your scissors, cut the large floral blooms down, leaving about 1 inch of stem to attach it to the hoop.
- Using the floral wire, cut a roughly 10-inch piece, and wrap one end around a floral stem 6-8 times, wrapping it tightly (see photo). Use the remaining wire to attach that bloom to the hoop securely. Continue attaching all the large blooms in the same way, staggering them along the section of hoop you’d like to decorate.
- Use the greenery sprigs to fill out the empty space around the large blooms, attaching them in the same way with the floral wire.
- Distribute the small bloom flowers evenly between the large blooms, using the same floral wire technique, trimming the stems if necessary. Finally, attach the tiny bloom flowers, arranging them to fill any remaining gaps or cover any extra wire. Hold up your hoop and make sure all the flowers sit well when upright; make any necessary adjustments.
- Odd numbers of flowers look the most natural.
- If your flowers come with greenery attached, you can trim these and save them to attach at the end, filling in any remaining spaces.
- Use a second coat of paint if the undertones of the hoola hoop show through.
- If you chose to use fresh flowers, keep the whole wreath chilled until using so they don’t wilt.