Make a Spring Wreath

Spring Door Wreath by Housewife Confidential

I was at my local flower wholesaler’s (if you’re in Winchester go out to Dutch Masters – they are fabulous) buying Spring flowers for bouquets when I spotted some willow wreaths beside the till.

As I was heading out for a day of blogger fun and photography the next day I thought I would grab one to add to my pile of projects to photograph. More about our day of bloggers and photography in a later post.

I have added step by step instructions to the bottom of this post so you can make your own.

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The wreath is based on a straw ring and has willow branches strongly wired at the base and tied in place with string. This is a great structure for securing flowers in and you can get away without wire for the flowers if you need to.

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The great thing about a wreath like this is a few flowers go a long way. You could easily achieve this with a mixed bunch of spring flowers.

I have used: anemones, daffodils, tulips and my favourite Billy Buttons! The wreath has pussy willows within it which add a different texture into the mix.

I took the ribbon from my Solstice wreath (which was still hanging, dried out on the wall) which I simply tied in a knot and topped with a bow.

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I really love how cheerful this looks on my door and when the flowers wilt I can replace them with a fresh bunch. Wouldn’t it be the perfect way to greet guests visiting this Easter?

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How to Make a Spring Wreath

One straw or metal wreath ring

A bundle of willow twigs and pussy willows

A roll of strong florists wire

Wire cutters


Rustic twine

A bunch of spring flowers

Fine florist’s wire

A long piece of ribbon


  • Cut your willows into lengths of about 30cms.
  • Take a small bundle of the twigs and lay them over your base sticking out at an angle.
  • Make sure your base is well covered and wrap the strong wire around the bottom of the twigs several times to anchor it in place.
  • Repeat this working backwards around the ring, finally tucking the last bundle under the first.
  • Use the string to tie down the protruding twigs.
  • Trim any which are sticking out.
  • Trim your flower stems to around 15 – 20cms and slide them into the wreath.
  • If any are droopy insert florists wire into the stem to give them some stability.
  • You may want to secure your flowers with wire to ensure they don’t drop out when the wreath is hanging on your door.
  • Fold your ribbon in two, allow about 20cms (or what suits you) to hang it on your door, tie a knot and then use the tails to tie a bow over the knot.
  • Hang with pride and welcome Spring in!
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  • Reply Rachael April 9, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    That is beautiful. I will have to think about it for next year. Or maybe a gift for my sister-in-law…Now you’ve got me thinking.
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  • Reply Sonja April 9, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    So pretty,I love the flowers,Thank you for the tutorial

  • Reply Walnuts Farm and the farm bloggers | Growing Spaces April 10, 2014 at 9:58 am

    […] on our day,Catherine’s post has some gloriously romantic shots,Kat’s written about the beautiful spring wreath she made,and Yvonne’s captures the essence of the location. I can’t wait to read […]

  • Reply Heather April 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Your wreath really was stunning – I love how it appears in everyone’s shots from our day at Walnuts Farm. You’ve inspired me to make my own x

  • Reply walnuts farm colourliving April 10, 2014 at 11:32 am

    […] Ah, lucky us that Kat arrived with great props for afternoon tea. As someone who UNFORTUNATELY can’t eat scones, jam or cream I couldn’t resist this beautiful strawberry jam jar by the Hambledon. Look at those roses, crazy big and beautiful! The spring wreath is also Kat’s doing and you can find the ‘how to’ on her blog here. […]

  • Reply Hannah April 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    This is so pretty and such a great idea! I’m totally going to make one now. Thanks for inspiring :)

  • Reply Farm Bloggers at Walnuts Farm – The Yvestown Blog April 15, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    […] We had to play around with my book so Igor styled this nook using Kat’s scones and props she brought with her from The Hambledon. Kat also made the beautiful spring wreath, you can find out how to on her blog. […]

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