A few sprigs of artificial lamb's ear and a wire frame become a modern greenery wreath in just three simple steps.

By BH&G Crafts Editors
June 24, 2019
Read step by step instructions after the video.

Add a touch of farmhouse style to your front door with this faux lamb's ear wreath. Finish your DIY greenery wreath with a classic buffalo check bow or customize it with your favorite ribbon. This lasting handmade wreath will enhance your entrance all year. Once you've mastered the technique, try using other artificial greenery like eucalyptus, boxwood, or ivy. All the supplies you'll need to complete the project are in our Amazon store so you can easily check them off your shopping list.

  • Working time 30 mins
  • Start to finish 30 mins
  • Difficulty Easy

What you need


How to do it

Part 1

clipping ends off branches for wire wreath
Step 1

Step 1: Cut Lamb's Ear

Lamb's ear is known for its beautiful fuzzy leaves, which is why we've picked it as the base for this wreath. We found lamb's ear bunches at our local crafts supply store for about $3 each. Using wire cutters, trim eight artificial lamb's ear stems to a manageable length for the size of your wreath. We found about 12 to 16 inches worked best on a 16-inch wreath form. Cut stems so you end up with long stems for weaving and individual sprigs to fill gaps. (You can always trim as you go.)

threading branch stems through wire wreath
Credit: Jacob Fox
back of wreath detail with branches fed through
Credit: Jacob Fox
Step 2

Step 2: Weave Wreath

To create the greenery wreath, pull a stem of lamb's ear through the frame until the leaves rest against the wire. Continue to weave the stem over and under the sections of the wreath form to secure. Repeat with additional stems to cover the previous stems. Once you've filled the form, secure stems using florists wire. Then fill any gaps with individual sprigs using florists wire to attach them to the wire frame.

knotted ribbon to hang foliage wreath
Credit: Jacob Fox
shaping buffalo-check bow on greenery wreath
Credit: Jacob Fox
wreath with pale green leaves and plaid ribbon
Credit: Jacob Fox
Step 3

Step 3: Finish and Display

To hang your wreath, cut a 20-inch length of ribbon and fold in half. Tie a knot and thread the ribbon through the wire frame,  anchoring the knot on the back side of the wreath. The weight of the hanging wreath keeps the ribbon flat. Make a classic bow with the same ribbon and attach it to the front of the wreath with florists wire. Your handmade wreath is ready to display.


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