How To Make An Easter Double Wreath Photo Tutorial ~ Two wreaths attached together decorated with silk flowers, greenery and paper mache Easter eggs.
I love making wreaths and just finished this one specially designed for Easter. It’s a double wreath because it’s made with one smaller grapevine wreath on top of a larger willow wreath. Now that will look gorgeous on your front door! It’s truly a vibrant Easter Double Wreath!
Using these instructions as a guideline and adding your own special touches you can make one very similar to this one too. I love DIY projects like this that look really fabulous but are really not that hard to make!
Materials For How To Make An Easter Double Wreath
1 larger willow wreath – This was the most expensive item but I got it half price at Michaels with a coupon. A larger grapevine wreath also works.
1 smaller grapevine wreath – This will be attached on top of the larger wreath.
Bunches of good quality silk leaves and silk flowers – I like my wreaths really full so I purchased several different kinds of Spring like flowers including Gerbera daisies and smaller daintier daisy like flowers. To save costs I buy my flowers in bunches or sprays and cut them apart with a wire cutter. I also bought two bunches of ‘spikey’ looking flowers and a big bunch of silk green leaves. The flowers were all bought for half price at Michaels and I picked up the leaves at a thrift store. My colour scheme included the pretty colours of Spring and Easter: pink, aqua, yellow, mauve, white and green.
Wire cutter to cut the bunches apart –
Glue gun – I just inserted the silk flowers into the two wreaths but I also further secured them with dollops of glue.
Floral wire – This was used to secure the leaves and flowers to the wreaths and two attach the two wreaths together. I recommend a heavier floral wire. The type I used was labeled ¼ lb (113 g).
Ribbon – I used a light blue, purple, variegated green and yellow with multi-coloured stripes sheer wired ribbon. I’ll talk more about the ribbon later in the instructions.
Scissors – These were used to cut the ribbon.
6 painted paper mache Easter Eggs – I explain how I made these here at Paper Mache Painted Easter Eggs.
Instructions For How To Make An Easter Double Wreath
Attach the green leaves to the larger willow wreath by tucking the stems into the wreath’s branches. As you can see in the photograph I had the leaves go around the wreath in a circular shape to match the circular shape of the wreath.
Attach the spikey flowers on top of the green leaves by tucking them into the willow wreath’s branches. Again, I had them go around the wreath in a circular pattern but also extending out towards the outer edge of the wreath.
Use the floral wire to further secure the leaves and spikey flowers. I wrapped the wire around the wreath trying to catch the flowers and leaves about eight times. I also suggest trying to keep things looking neat but at the same time not too worry too much because the floral wire will be hardly visible when the wreath is finished. Set this wreath aside.
Attach the silk flowers to the smaller grapevine wreath. I started with the larger Gerbera daisies and then added the smaller daisies. Again, I just tucked the stems into the wreath’s branches. I also randomly placed the flowers rather than create a pattern of colours.
Use the floral wire to further secure the flowers to the grapevine wreath. I wrapped the wire around the wreath trying to catch the flowers about eight times. This time I tried to make sure the wire was hardly visible by slipping it in between the flowers and securing it at the back of the wreath.
Use a glue gun to really secure the leaves and spikey flowers on the willow wreath and the flowers on the smaller grapevine wreath. Now if a windstorm happens to come this Spring, hopefully, the wreath won’t suffer too much!
Use a glue gun to add the painted paper mache eggs on top of the silk flowers. Leave a section at the bottom of the wreath for the bow.
Attach the smaller wreath on top of the larger wreath with the floral wire. Take a look at the photograph to see how I made this step a little bit easier. I pre-cut four generous lengths of wire and slipped each one going from front to back on the smaller wreath. Then I wrapped each length of wire to the larger wreath at the back and cut off the extra floral wire. The four strands were placed evenly around the wreath.
This is almost the final step and that is to add the bow. If you are not sure how to make a bow like this you will want to check out this post I share How To Make A Big Bow Photo Tutorial. I have made a lot of bows and worked with a lot of different ribbons but I have to admit this ribbon was the best I have ever worked with and I am super thrilled with the beautiful bow it made. I ordered the ribbon from May Arts Ribbon an online ribbon company. I prefer to use sheer wired ribbon that is the same on both sides. When I got my order in the mail the colours and patterns were gorgeous and the fabric was fabulous to work with. The ric rac ribbon on the paper mache eggs also came from May Arts.
Just attach a narrow ribbon to the top of the wreath so you can hang it and your wreath is done!
Here are some other photographs for you to use for inspiration! The completed Easter Double Wreath was just as much to photograph after it was hanging on our front door!
Final Comments: It’s hard to give a specific cost because I collected the materials over several months looking for deals and sales. I will say it wasn’t super inexpensive but it wasn’t super expensive either when you look at how much it would cost to buy an Easter Double wreath as full as this one. I estimate that it was about $50.00 to $60.00 (CDN) to make.
Here is a pinnable image to save for later…
Now comes the really fun part! I have joined up with 11 other Canadian bloggers who all have created a very special DIY Easter project.
Please visit the Easter projects created by the wonderful bloggers I’ve teamed up with this month.
From left to right, they are:
DIY Easter Photo Props by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Pastel Easter Wreath with DIY Ribbon Flowers by Echoes of Laughter
Hope Wreath by Fynes Designs
Vibrant Easter Wreath by Time With Thea (That’s me!)
Hippity Hop Wall Art by Clean and Scentsible
Pottery Barn Inspired Easter Bunny by Craftberry Bush
Ribbon Rosette Candy Jars by The Sweet Escape
Wood Slice Easter Wreath by The Happy Housie
Decorate Easter Eggs with Paint and Ribbon by The DIY Dreamer
An Easter Tablescape with Peat Pots by Satori Design for Living
Simple and Spring-y Easter Headbands by Suburble
An Upcycled Easter Basket by Northstory
Isn’t this a great collection of Easter fun inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by!
I shared this project over at: D.I.Y. Dreamer