How to Make an Easter Wreath
Hop into creativity in spring with this simple DIY Easter wreath tutorial from Pottery Barn Kids. We’ll give you a basic guide to follow so you can use whatever Easter wreath ideas come to mind. Whether you want to add adorable bunnies or beautiful spring flowers, you can follow this guide to learn how to make Easter wreaths in the style of your choosing. With all the eggs, ribbons and flowers on display at this time of year, it’s easy to find the right mix of items to delight your kids and make your home look more festive and seasonal.
Gather these items for your wreath. You can choose whatever size, color and styles you’d like for the decorative elements, but be sure to have the specific craft supplies you need on hand.
- 1 premade grapevine wreath
- Small, lightweight Easter craft items – bunny figurines, mushroom birds, butterfly picks, faux flowers and plastic eggs are all great choices
- 2 or more yards of accent ribbon – use a variety of coordinating pastel colors if you want a more eclectic wreath
- Floral wire
- Hot glue gun
- Wire cutters (optional)
Arrange Your Supplies
Start your wreath-making process with an organized approach. You can get everything ready to go – take any labels or tags off your wreath supplies and trim any loose ends you don’t want to see on your finished products. Now’s a good time to plug in your hot glue gun and make sure your scissors can cut smoothly through your floral wire. If it doesn’t cut easily, you can use wire cutters instead. If any of your decorations are packaged up, unwrap them and arrange them on your work surface so you can start planning.
Come Up with Your Plan
Now that you have all your supplies ready to go, it’s a great time to develop your game plan. You may have more decorative items than you’ll end up using, so come up with a general layout before you start sticking things to your Easter wreath. Wreaths look great when they’re decorated with tight groupings of decorative items, but feel free to place each item at an equally spaced interval if you love that look.
It’s also helpful to think about whether you want to have your decorations spread out across the entire wreath or grouped in specific areas. If you want to anchor your wreath design in a specific area, you can create a stylish off-center arrangement that embraces asymmetry or build your wreath out from the top or bottom. Try holding your Easter decorations up to the wreath before attaching them to see what looks best. You might even want to lay your decorations out in a circular shape on your flat work surface before you start working on the wreath itself. Do what feels most comfortable; you can spend several minutes planning or just go for it and improvise your way to decorative success.
Decide How to Use Your Ribbon
Ribbons can be both a foundation and a finishing touch on a wreath. If you’re doing a simple arrangement of decorative items grouped in one place, you might want to wrap a ribbon around your wreath to add some color and pattern throughout the entire circle. You can also simply tie a neat bow around one part of your Easter wreath or use it to create a loop at the top for hanging. There are several possibilities to consider, and that’s why it’s helpful to have plenty of ribbon available when you start.
Put It All Together
You have your game plan in place, and now you can spring into action to complete your beautiful DIY Easter wreath. Use floral wire to create bunches of faux flowers and decorative items – you can stick the wire into the base of mushroom birds and other foam items, or you can use your hot glue gun to affix the wire to the item. Wire is a great choice for this because it’s flexible and you can stick it through the wreath’s vines to attach securely at the back, but hot glue works well, too.