Dress Up Your Front Door with an Easy DIY Faux Peony Wreath

This cheerful pink wreath is a beautiful way to brighten your home, and all you'll need to make it is a few crafts store supplies.

Project Overview
  • Working Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Skill Level: Kid-friendly

Peonies are a bright sign of spring, and this colorful wreath will help you welcome the season. With more than 20 gorgeous varieties, it’s no wonder these blooms are so popular in gardens, bouquets, and home decor. Whether you’re looking to add a pretty spring door decoration or brighten up the interior of your home, this DIY faux peony wreath adds an effortless-looking pastel vibrance that lasts way beyond the Easter holiday.

Faux flowers can be expensive, but this project doesn't have to be—watch year-round for sales on faux florals at your local craft store, and look for large bunches rather than individual flowers, as they tend to be cheaper in bundles. You can always trim them down as you go. We'll show you how to use faux peonies, ribbon, and a wire wreath form to create something you’ll want to put up year after year.

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What You'll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • 1 Scissors
  • 1 Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Materials

  • 1 18-inch concave wire wreath form
  • 1 Ribbon
  • 1 Faux peony branches
  • 1 Florists wire

Instructions

  1. Wrap Wreath Form

    wrapping light pink ribbon around wire wreath
    Jacob Fox

    To start building your wreath, wrap a small section of an 18-inch wreath form ($5, Michaels) with a 2-inch wide light pink ribbon. Secure the ribbon in place with hot glue as you go and wrap 2 to 3 inches, but don't trim the end of the ribbon. You'll be adding flowers and wrapping the stems onto the wreath as you go.

  2. Create Peony Bouquets

    So that your wreath looks full, create individual bundles of flowers and layer them around the wreath. Make each bundle by trimming the stems of the artificial peonies to an equal length (about three inches) and group them together to form small bouquets. Use different sizes, shapes, and colors of faux flowers to add variety to each bunch. We used open blooms that came in a faux peony bush ($14, Michaels) and tighter faux peony buds ($7, Amazon). We cut the bunches apart to create smaller bundles. The number of bouquets you'll need will depend on the size of your wreath form. We used eight bunches to cover an 18-inch wreath (with four to five flowers in each bunch). Before gluing, to see if you have enough bunches, we recommend making all the bouquets and laying them out around the wreath.

    Secure the bouquets together using florists wire, then lay one on top of the wrapped area of the wreath form. Use hot-glue to attach the bouquet to the wreath, then continue wrapping the ribbon until the stems are covered.

  3. Layer and Glue Bouquets

    After the first bouquet is secured, add a second bouquet next to the first, covering the exposed ribbon. Continue to layer and wrap the bouquets until the entire wreath form is covered. When you've reached the second to last bunch of peonies, wrap the ribbon around the rest of the wreath until it meets the starting point. Cut the ribbon and secure it with glue. Tuck the final bunch of peonies under the first bunch to cover the remaining ribbon, and secure with hot glue.

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  4. Add wire hanger

    Once the front of your wreath is completely covered in peony bundles and you've secured the end of the ribbon, add a wire loop for easy hanging. Poke a piece of florists wire ($5, Amazon) through the ribbon and loop it around the wire rungs of the wreath form, twisting the wire into a loop to secure. Hang the finished wreath on your front door or display it above your mantel.

Updated by
Leslie Poyzer

Leslie Poyzer is an interior designer based in Des Moines, Iowa, with more than15 years of experience. She is a story producer and photo stylist for Better Homes & Gardens and its special interest publications, including Do It Yourself, Holiday Crafts, and Christmas Ideas. Alongside her career in content production and design, Leslie has also been the talent in Better Homes & Gardens tutorials and videos, as well as for brands such as Panera, Nestle, and Kraft.

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