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Easy DIY Spring Wreath with Lilacs

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How to make an easy DIY Spring wreath for the front door with a metal bucket, faux lilacs and some ribbon.

I really love the DIY tulip wreath that I made for our front door last year, but I wanted to do something different this year for our sunroom door.

easy DIY spring wreath with lilacs hanging on charcoal painted door

I’ve always loved lilacs so that’s what I chose for this year’s creation. 

My earliest memories of my grandmother and grandfather are visiting their house and running outside to their gardens. My grandfather had a wonderful vegetable garden he grew every year, with everything from beans to tomatoes.

He’d walk me around, show me everything he was growing and patiently answer all of my questions.

Besides the vegetable garden there were lots of beautiful flowers and a big, gorgeous lilac bush.

picture of outside of house and windows

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Ah, that glorious sweet smell in the Spring was something I looked forward to every year. 

Although I had always wanted one, I never had my own lilac bush until we moved into our house in Illinois.

It wasn’t the prettiest looking bush but the smell was there…bringing me back to my grandparent’s yard.

So, with lilacs on the brain this Spring, I decided to add some spring color to my front door to remind me of those wonderful memories.

What can I hang on my front door besides a wreath?

How about a hanging basket or bucket.

I love wreaths but sometimes I want something a bit different. I have a hanging basket that I’ve filled with flowers and hung on the front door.

This spring though, I thought I would fill a hanging bucket that I found, with lilacs.

Supplies to make an easy DIY spring wreath

I just used a rusty bucket that I found at Joann Fabrics, a big bunch of lilac stems (the best ones I saw were at Hobby Lobby, and they were 50% off) and a block of floral foam.

easy DIY spring wreath supplies laid our on a table, faux lilacs, rusty bucket and floral foam

Making a DIY spring wreath with lilacs

To begin, I sliced up the floral foam with a sharp knife and fit the pieces snuggly in the bucket.

slicing floral foam with a sharp knife for DIY spring wreath

I didn’t worry about filling every nook and cranny, just enough to fit all of my stems (10-11 total, in my case).

Next, I started trimming and adding the stems. 

I started the first row in the back of the bucket and worked my way to the front, bending and twisting the stems to make them look like they were overflowing. 

inserting faux stems into floral foam in rusty bucket

The finishing touch was black and white ribbon to hang it up.

I found a $1 spool of the perfect ribbon at Dollar Tree so I went with that. You can’t beat ribbon for a buck!

2 spools of black and white ribbon laying on table

I love how it turned out!

I hung it up on my newly painted front door and then tried it on the door in the sunroom, where it stayed.

bucket filled with faux lilacs hanging on turquoise front door

Now I have the best of both worlds with the tulip wreath greeting us on front door and the new lilac creation in the sunroom.

The only thing that would make it better would be to have real lilacs (including that wonderful scent).

Either way, I think that my grandmother and grandfather would have loved it! 

More easy DIY spring wreath ideas…

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Yield: 1 wreath

Easy DIY Spring Wreath with Lilacs

Easy DIY Spring Wreath with Lilacs

How to make an easy DIY Spring wreath with lilacs to add a touch of Spring color to your front door.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy/beginner
Estimated Cost $45




  1. With a sharp knife, cut the floral foam into pieces to fit in the bucket.
  2. Fit floral foam into bucket so it's snug.
  3. Trim lilac stem with wire cutters, if needed.
  4. Start adding floral stems, first in back of bucket and work your way to the front of the bucket
  5. Add ribbon to hang
  6. Enjoy!


  • The number of stems needed will depend on the size of your bucket, and how full you want it to be. I wanted a full look so I used 11.

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