In an almost educational experience, you’ll learn all about the way silk flowers are formed as you pull apart the elements in this fun, festive and simple silk flower Christmas wreath DIY! Hang from your front door, or add flowers to the back side too and hang above Christmas dessert tables. Alternatively, leave flat on your table, place a large vase inside and fill with pillar candles for a beautiful centrepiece at your Christmas celebrations!
To make the Silk Flower Christmas Wreath you’ll need:
A 30cm diametre styrofoam ring (note we’ve used a floral foam ring in this DIY, but a styrofoam ring will make a more permanent Christmas wreath),
Hot glue gun and hot glue,
Approximately 40 silk flowers in various sizes, we used:
Tree peony roses
Peony rose blooms and buds,
If you’re using a foam ring made from floral foam it’s best to leave a small amount of wire on the end of the flower to stick into the foam. Dry floral foam will crumble easily, so you’ll need to be a little more gentle than when working with styrofoam.
Don’t over thing it! Don’t be worried about flowers getting a little squished. The tight placement of the flowers is part of what makes this wreath so lush and beautiful, even though the flowers are silk!
Silk Flower Christmas Wreath DIY
Have a good look at each flower and determine the best way to remove the bloom from its stem. Some will come apart easily, others will need some help from scissors or wire cutters. Don’t just rip the flowers off the stems, some flowers are connected to the stem with a loop of wire, and pulling the flowers off will just leave you with a pile of pretty fabric.
If you’re using floral foam, use your sharp scissors or wire cutters to trim the stem to about 3cm in length.
Start by placing your largest flowers. We’ve used one large tree peony and a mix of big open peony roses with chrysanthemum.
Carefully apply a little hot glue to the base of the flower and set in place – watch your fingers!
Once you’ve placed your larger flowers, move to your medium sized flowers. We’ve used beautiful orchids. Place your flowers in different directions, facing out and to the sides, this fills gaps and looms more interesting than flowers that all face in the same direction.
Continue adding flowers in clusters between larger flowers. Once most of your medium flowers have been added, use your smaller filler flowers to fill all of the gaps. We’ve used berries and hydrangea blossoms to fill spaces between our large and medium flowers.
For wreaths that hang, you’ll need to make sure to fill in gaps around the outer and inner edges of your foam. If you’re going to use your wreath as a table centrepiece you will only need to make sure the outer edge of the foam is covered with flowers.
Once you’re done hang your silk flower Christmas wreath on your door or pop on the table, and enjoy!