This cheerful pink wreath is a beautiful way to brighten your home, and all you'll need to make it are a few crafts store supplies.
Read step by step instructions after the video.

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 this time of year. Whether you’re looking to add a pretty spring door decoration or brighten up the interior of your home, this DIY faux peony floral 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 for sales on faux florals at your local craft store, and look for large bunches rather than individual flowers; they tend to be cheaper in bundles, and 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 a wreath you’ll want to put up year after year.

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  • Working time 1 hr
  • Start to finish 1 hr
  • Difficulty Easy

What you need


How to do it

Part 1

wrapping light pink ribbon around wire wreath
Step 1

Wrap Wreath Form

To start building your peony 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 2-3 inches but don't trim the end of the ribbon; you will be adding flowers and wrapping the stems onto the wreath as you go. 

hot-gluing artificial floral stems to wire wreath
Credit: Jacob Fox
wrapping pink ribbon around artificial floral stems on wreath
Credit: Jacob Fox
Step 2

Create Peony Bouquets

To make your peony wreath look full, create individual bundles of flowers and layer them around the wreath. Make each bundle by trimming stems of artificial peony branches to an equal length (about 3 inches) and group peonies 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 come in a faux peony bush ($13, 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 4-5 flowers in each bunch). We recommend making all the bouquets and laying them down on the wreath before you start gluing to make sure you have enough.

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. 

securing artificial floral stems to wreath with pink ribbon
Credit: Jacob Fox
wrapping pink ribbon around wire of lush pink artificial floral wreath
Credit: Jacob Fox
Step 3

Layer and Glue Bouquets

After the first bouquet is secured, add a second bouquet on top of 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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creating loop with floral wire on back of pink wreath
Credit: Jacob Fox
pink and white peony wreath on blue background
Credit: Jacob Fox
Step 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. 

    Comments (1)

    How difficult was this project?
    Better Homes & Gardens Member
    April 27, 2020
    Difficulty: Very Easy
    Thanks for the idea. It took me 20 minutes to gather all the supplies from around my house and an hour to construct the wreath. Very pleased with the result. When I was hanging the wreath on my front door a woman with her daughter was walking pasted and stopped me to ask about it. I must have done it right. I wish I could submit a picture. It has white peonies and peach roses.