How to Make a Lamb's Ear Wreath

Make an elegant, everlasting wreath in three simple steps using sprigs of artificial lamb's ear and a wire frame.

Project Overview
  • Working Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Skill Level: Kid-friendly

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.

What You'll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • 1 Wire cutters

Materials

  • 8 Artificial lamb's ear
  • 1 16-inch wreath form
  • 1 Florists wire
  • 1 Ribbon

Instructions

  1. Cut Lamb's Ear

    clipping ends off branches for wire wreath
    Jacob Fox

    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. 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. Trim so you end up with long stems for weaving and individual sprigs to fill gaps. (You can always trim as you go.)

  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 the stems using florists wire. Then fill any gaps with individual sprigs using florists wire to attach them to the wire frame.

  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 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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