DIY Tulip Wreath Tutorial

How to Make a Tulip Wreath

Tulip wreaths are very popular for Spring and make great gifts, especially for Mother’s Day!  Let me show you how to make a Tulip Wreath using inexpensive tulip bushes from Michael’s craft store.

Supplies Needed:
12″x2″ Styrofoam Wreath Form
5 Yards 2.5″ Weatherproof Satin Ribbon (to cover the form)
1.5″ Ribbon for Hanger
16-18 Tulip Bushes (Tip: Purchase when they are buy one get one free or half off. I purchased mine from www.michaels.com. You can estimate how many bushes you need for your form size buy placing them on one fourth of the wreath while still in the store,  then count the number used and multiply that by 4)
Wire Cutters
60 Floral Pin
Hot Glue Gun

How to Make a Tulip Wreath

Instructions:
Step 1 – Wrap Your Wreath
Wrap the satin ribbon around the wreath frame so that the wreath does not show through. Use a floral pin to secure the end of the ribbon to the wreath.  Wrap the ribbon around the wreath keeping the ribbon snug and overlapping it.

How to Make a Tulip Wreath

Once you have finished, use another floral pin to secure the end.
NOTE:  If you make the ribbon the same color as the tulips, it helps to camouflage any holes you may have where the tulips don’t touch. (See Video Below)

How to Make a Tulip Wreath

Step 2 – Cut Stems from Bush
Push the leaves and the grass blades up close to the tulip blossom.  Then use wire cutters to separate the floral stems from the bush keeping the stems long.

How to Make a Tulip Wreath
Step 3 – Attach Flowers
Use floral pins to secure the floral stems to the wreath form making sure to overlap the previous stems. First I make a single layer or row going from the outer side of the wreath, over the front of the wreath, and then inside the inner part of the wreath.

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Then add another layer just under the first layer making sure the second layer tulips are touching the first layer tulips.  Continue adding more tulips in this fashion, row after row, securing with floral pins.

How to Make a Tulip Wreath

 

You may need to add floral pins to the ends of the flower stems as you go since you kept the stems long (see video below).  Make sure to place the flower stems going in the same direction working around the entire wreath.

How to Make a Tulip Wreath

 

Step 4 – Fill in Holes
Use leftover flower stems to go back and fill in any holes you may have. Place the stems of the filler flowers down and underneath flowers that are already pinned and secure the filler flowers with flower pins.

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Step 5 – Hot Glue Loose Buds
Hot glue any loose tulip buds that have fallen off into any holes you have or to make the wreath fuller. You can also hot glue the greenery too if needed.

How to Make a Tulip Wreath

 
Cut a piece of 1.5″ ribbon to the length you desire for a hanger.  Tie a knot on the end. Place the hanger on the back and use floral pins both above and below the knot to hold it in place. (See video)

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Step-by-Step Video How to Make a Tulip Wreath:

 

 

There you have it, a beautiful tulip wreath for your home or to give as a gift.  Where would you hang this wreath in your home? What is your favorite spring flower if not a tulip? You can use other flowers too besides tulips, use whatever your local craft store has on sale.

This wreath would be great for a little girls room, hostess gift, powder room or anywhere you want to add a bit of springtime to your living space.  Please feel free to share, Pin and let me know how your tulip wreath turns out.

Happy Wreathing,
-Julie

 

Comments

  1. Susan Ferko says:

    Great
    Wreath tutorial! Love the hot pink tulips…..you always do a beautiful job!

  2. Tammy Roy says:

    Finally had time to check out your new videos….love them and thanks for sharing :-)

  3. I love watching you videos…. I love making wreath also. You do a wonderful gob

  4. tulips and pink heavenly combination

  5. i love your work. it is so beautiful. Your tutorials are clear and easy to follow.

  6. Hi Julie!
    Thanks for sharing this tulip wreath tutorial! I’ve seen these on etsy and loved them hanging on a door, they are so cute and perfectly springy!! I’m so glad I signed up with you and that I am learning to make all these lovely wreaths. I’m still contemplating selling these. but believe me, I love making them!!!!

  7. Beverly Filer says:

    Great tutorial! Thanks Julie

  8. You make it look so easy so I am going to try and make it
    Thank you for sharing.

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