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The Ultimate Guide to DIY Spring and Summer Floral Wreaths

It’s time to spring into warm weather, sunshine, and the most colorful gardens and floral home decor. Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner! There is no better time of year to create a fresh flower wreath for your front door to welcome these vibrant seasons and celebrate the natural beauty around us. While a front door wreath looks gorgeous, it is also a delightful way to welcome friends, family, and even yourself into your home. Here at Cascade Floral Wholesale, our DIY experts are sharing a few tips, tricks, and a complete step-by-step guide for how to make a fresh floral wreath. 

Five Tips for Making a Spring or Summer Wreath Using Fresh Flowers

Before diving into the construction of your wreath, it’s important to note a few key things while planning your unique design. 

fresh summer flowers

Choose your flowers wisely 

The first thing you need to do is select your faovrite seasonal blooms. Start by choosing a color that coordinates with your home for a polished look. Then, consider the types of flowers that are in season and can withstand the sun and heat. Roses, daisies, sunflowers, and peonies might be a good place to start.

grapevine floral wreath

Use a sturdy base

After deciding on your flowers, you’ll need a sturdy base to fasten them to. It is crucial that the material you choose can hold the weight of all the fresh blooms. A few good choices that can fit any style or design are a grapevine wreath, a wire wreath form, or even a foam wreath.


Add greenery

No floral design is complete without a touch of greenery, even wreaths! Adding eucalyptus, ferns, or ivy to your wreath creates brilliant texture and color variation. Lush and luxurious greenery will also help fill in any gaps between your flowers for a lovely, full, finished look. 

Bright and vibrant summer flower wreath

Consider your color scheme

As you finalize your flower and greenery choices, keep in mind your color scheme and style. Whether you want bright, bold colors or muted pastel hues, coordinating a cohesive palette and style will ensure your wreath looks polished and professional. Click here for more tips on selecting the perfect color palette and complementary colors for your floral design.

Floral Wreath DIY Glue Gun

Arrange and fasten your flowers without a mess 

You don’t have to be a professional florist to create a stunning DIY floral wreath for your home. The best tip is to keep your workspace clean and take your time. Whether you use floral wire or hot glue to secure your stems, do so discretely and hide your method. Don’t use too much wire or glue, as this can make your wreath look a little messy. Finally, before fastening anything to your wreath, experiment with different flower and greenery placements to find the perfect one. That way, you won’t have to take anything apart, and you can keep each stem looking as fresh and clean as possible.  

Step-by-Step Guide for Making a Spring or Summer Wreath Using Fresh Flowers

Materials Needed:

  • A Sturdy Wreath Base 
  • Floral Wire or Hot Glue Gun
  • A Variety of Fresh flowers and Greenery
  • Wire Cutters
  • Ribbon 

DIY Floral Wreaths


Step 1: Cut the stems of your flowers to about 2-3 inches long and the stems of your greenery to be the same. Then, arrange your florals to find the perfect positioning for each stem. 

Step 2: Attach greenery to the wreath base using floral wire or hot glue. Layer the greenery around the wreath, securing it in place as you go. Make sure to cover any gaps between the foliage with more pieces to create a full and luxurious look.

Step 3: Once you have added the greenery, it’s time to add the flowers. Start by placing the largest flowers first, and secure them in place with floral wire or hot glue. Layer the smaller flowers around the larger ones, covering any gaps.

Step 4: Add the finishing touches! Tie a long piece of ribbon to the top of your wreath to hang it on your door. Once you have added your greenery, flowers, and embellishments, step back and admire your hard work and creativity. 

Designing and making a seasonal floral wreath to welcome spring and summer is fun and beautiful. Whether you are creating a wreath for your own front door or as a gift for Mom on Mother’s Day, or as a birthday surprise for a loved one, your friends at Cascade Floral Wholesale are here with all of the tips and supplies you might need.