How to Make Your Own Faux Tulip Wreath to Celebrate Spring

Turn a few craft supplies and bunches of faux tulips into a gorgeous statement piece that can be reused year after year.

This gorgeous tulip wreath looks intricate to make, but doesn't require any expert skills. Pick up an assortment of colorful faux tulips, ribbon, a plain wire wreath form, florists wire, and hot glue—and that's it. We used pink tulips, but you can customize your wreath with any color or variety of artificial flower you like.

If you think the materials list is simple, check out our easy step-by-step instructions to make your own wreath in just minutes. Then you can display your finished creation all spring long—this front door decoration is a cheery way to welcome guests.

finished pink tulip spring floral wreath
Brie Passano

How to Make a Tulip Wreath

Supplies Needed

  • 18-inch wire wreath form
  • 8 yards of 2-inch ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Hot glue
  • 20 bunches of mini tulips
  • Florists wire
  • Wire clippers

Step-by-Step Directions

Follow these easy instructions to make your own artificial flower wreath. You should be able to complete this project in under an hour.

wrapping ribbon around wire wreath

Step 1: Wrap Wire Frame

Since faux flowers can become heavy when they're layered, start this project with a wreath form that's lightweight but supportive. We used an 18-inch wire wreath form ($4, Walmart) that measures about three inches wide all the way around. Check that the wreath's surface is wide enough to support bunches of tulips—this is a time when a thinner wreath form, like a wood embroidery hoop, won't work. To get started, wrap a 7-inch section of the wreath form with a 2- or 1½-inch-wide ribbon ($3, Amazon). We used pink, but you can use any color you like. As you wrap, secure the ribbon with a hot glue gun ($4, Amazon), but don't trim the end—you'll be continuously wrapping the wreath form and artificial flowers as you go.

trimming stems of pink tulips

Step 2: Prepare the Tulip Bunches

To cover an 18-inch wreath, you'll need about 20 bunches of mini tulips. We purchased ours, which came in pre-bundled bunches, at a crafts store. If you can't find bunches (or if it's cheaper to buy stems individually), you can make your own tulip bunches by gathering several stems and using florists wire ($5, Amazon) to secure them together. Before you begin, lay the bunches over the top of your wreath form to be certain you have enough to completely cover the wreath form.

placing bunch of tulips and wrapping ribbon

Step 3: Layer and Secure the Tulips

When you have enough tulip bunches, lay the first bunch down on top of the area you've already wrapped with ribbon. Then take the remaining ribbon, wrap it around the stems, and secure it with hot glue. After the first bunch of tulips is wrapped and glued, lay the second bunch over the first, covering the exposed ribbon. Wrap the stems with ribbon and secure them with glue. Continue to layer, wrap, and glue the flowers all the way around the wreath.

finish wrapping tulips around wreath

Step 4: Finish Adding the Tulips

When you've reached the second-to-last bunch, finish wrapping the ribbon around the rest of the wreath form until it meets the starting point. Cut the ribbon and secure the ends with glue. Almost all of the wreath will be covered now, with a small portion of the wrapped form showing. Trim the last bunch of tulips so the stems are short, then tuck them under the first bunch to cover the remaining ribbon. Secure with hot glue. At this point, the wreath should be completely covered.

attaching hook to back of tulip wreath

Step 5: Add a Wreath Hanger

When your entire artificial tulip wreath form is covered, gently lift the wreath and hold it vertically to ensure the flowers stay in place. Secure anything loose with hot glue. Make a small slit in the ribbon on the back of the wreath form. Then insert a piece of florists wire into the cut. Twist it around the exposed wire wreath form until you have a loop—this will make it easy to hang the wreath on the front door or anywhere in your house. To store your wreath, cover it with a plastic bag and hang it in the back of your closet until next year.

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