How to Make a Tulip Wreath for the Front Door

Spring has definitely sprung here at the cottage (inside anyway) and it all starts at the front door with this pretty tulip wreath. I usually hang a basket on the front door and add some flowers to it but I wanted something different this spring. You can’t get any different than a big bunch of pink tulips.

Pink…lots of pink. It’s not my usual color palette, that’s for sure, but there’s no denying that it screams spring. Plus I love it with myย new front door.

pink tulip wreath hanging on a blue farmhouse front door

Supplies for Tulip Wreath

  • wreath form
  • ribbon
  • faux tulips
  • wire cutters

Cost is a factor in every project I do and this one was no different. I knew that I would need a fair amount of tulips to make the wreath look full so I waited for a sale before I pulled the trigger. It ended up taking 13 bunches and I was able to snag them for $2 a bunch. The burlap ribbon was another steal at just $1 a piece.

For the wreath form I chose a wrapped straw, thinking it would be the easiest to work with, and easiest to stick my flowers in.

Supplies to make tulip wreath. Tulips, ribbon, wreath form and wire cutters.

I knew what I wanted my finished wreath to look like but I had no idea if it was going to work. The idea was to wrap the wreath with the ribbon so I could stick the stems in the seams and have them stay in place.

Through a bit of trial and error I learned that the ribbon should be wrapped on the loose side. Not loose enough that it will move around, but loose enough to allow you to stick the stems in the seams.

wrapping straw wreath with pink burlap ribbon

Next, I cut off each stem from the main one using my cutters. I tried to keep each stem fairly long in the hopes that they would stay in place better.

clipping stems of pink tulips with wire cutters

As far as placing the flowers, my plan was to use the dark pink and add the light pink in a few spots here and there. I ran out of dark flowers pretty quickly so I resorted to Plan B.

Plan B…not a real plan…I just ended up eyeballing it, spreading the light and dark around until it looked good.

creating a DIY pink tulip wreath

Adding the stems was so simple.

I just worked my way around, pushing each stem into the seams. Some of the stems ended up going through the plastic wrapping of the wreath form, which was added security. I didn’t worry about each one going all the way through, though. As long as they were all the way in the seam, they were good.

adding pink tulips to a DIY tulip wreath

That’s it…easy peasy.

A little fluffing and she was ready to hang on our new front door.

I asked the hubs what he though about it my cute tulip wreath. His answer?…”well, it’s pink!”

Thanks Captain Obvious. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Looking for more spring inspiration? Check out my spring home tour and my easy tips for creating a spring vignette.ย  And don’t forget to hop over to the post on my new front door and the pretty paint color.

Pink tulip wreath hanging on blue painted farmhouse door.

pink tulip wreath hanging on a blue farmhouse front door

 


 

 

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42 Comments

  1. Sandra
    Tuesday,March 27, 2018 / 8:39 am

    I had to pin this! I have a Pinterest โ€œWreathsโ€ board! Thank you for sharing your tips. I never would have thought to put the tulip stems into the ribbon! โค๏ธ????????

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 28, 2018 / 2:41 am

      Thanks so much for pinning Sandra! I’m glad you liked my wreath. I didn’t want to mess with glue so I thought I’d try the ribbon. It really worked well and was super easy.

  2. Tuesday,March 27, 2018 / 9:04 am

    Love this wreath- I might even make one.Tullips are truly a sign of spring- it’s 5 degrees here today- the warmest day yet this year. Sending love and blessings to you and your family.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 28, 2018 / 2:44 am

      Thanks so much Tara! I wasn’t sure about the pink but I love how it turned out. I’ve been enjoying seeing your beautiful painting on FB (love the Deer Grove and June Blooms pieces). So glad that you are enjoying painting again. Hope you are well. Love to you and Don!

  3. Julie
    Tuesday,March 27, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Love this! I love tulips. Where did you find your tulips?

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 28, 2018 / 2:47 am

      Thanks so much Julie! I found my tulips at Michaels. I had a bit of a hard time finding them at first but Michaels had tons.

  4. Leslie Vansant
    Tuesday,March 27, 2018 / 9:11 am

    I’m not usually a big fan of wreaths, but I really LOVE this one! Has to be the prettiest wreath I’ve ever seen.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 28, 2018 / 2:50 am

      Oh my Leslie, you just made my day! Thanks so much for your sweet comment. I’m glad you liked my wreath. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Pat M.
    Tuesday,March 27, 2018 / 10:16 am

    Your wreath is beautiful on your new door – and you said you were having a hard time being inspired. I don’t think so. Yes, it is pink, but I think about now we all need something as charming as pink to counteract the “blues” we’ve all felt this past winter. I’m so over it!! Come on April……

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 28, 2018 / 2:54 am

      Thanks so much Pat, I appreciate it! I’m good with projects right now, actually I have so many swimming around in my head, it’s the words for my posts that escape me. Usually it’s the other way around. Just plugging along until I get my mojo back. Hoping for April to come too…along with warm, sunny weather. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Rose
    Tuesday,March 27, 2018 / 10:24 am

    I love it. Not in my budget this year. But I pined it, twice. I have boards for Easter and Pink (my fav color).

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 28, 2018 / 3:15 am

      Thanks so much Rose, and I appreciate you pinning it (twice). ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Debbie H
    Tuesday,March 27, 2018 / 10:36 am

    Very pretty and definitely Spring looking. I had to pin this for future use on my new front door. I have an offer in on a home and waiting to hear if they accept. I won’t be in for Spring this year but next year for sure. Great easy wreath, just my kind of DIY. Thanks.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 28, 2018 / 3:27 am

      Yay, so happy to hear that Debbie! I have my fingers crossed that it will all work out. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Marlene Stephenson
    Tuesday,March 27, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    When i saw it on fb i didn’t know you had made it. It seems fairly easy,i really like it so i may try, you did a great job.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 28, 2018 / 3:27 am

      It was very easy Marlene. I bet you could do it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by to check it out.

  9. Tuesday,March 27, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    The colors are great against your front door…and I do love tulips!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 28, 2018 / 3:31 am

      Thanks so much Kim! I’m a sucker for tulips, and now I have lots. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Wednesday,March 28, 2018 / 11:15 am

    Gorgeous!! The perfect spring wreath for any front door! And you just taught me a new trick with how you wrapped the wreath with ribbon and tucked the flowers in that way. Genius!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,March 31, 2018 / 12:45 am

      Thank so much! I wasn’t sure if the ribbon would work but the flowers are holding on. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. MaryJean
    Wednesday,March 28, 2018 / 11:40 am

    I had to laugh when you posted your hubby’s comment because that’s the first thing I thought. Kidding aside, it did turn out very nice and very spring looking! Love it, my friend!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,March 31, 2018 / 12:47 am

      He’s not shy about giving his opinion, that’s for sure. Thanks so much MJ! Happy Easter to you!

  12. Wednesday,March 28, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    This is so beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial! Happy Easter to you! Leticia

    • Kristi
      Saturday,March 31, 2018 / 12:50 am

      Thanks so much Leticia! Hope you have a Happy Easter!

  13. Thursday,March 29, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    What a great way to make a wreath….it is stunning! I think it looks beautiful on your door!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,March 31, 2018 / 12:51 am

      Thanks so much Carol! I’m really loving the pink against the pale turquoise of the door.

  14. Monday,April 2, 2018 / 11:25 pm

    This is perfect for our door. Tulips are my favorite flower and they just seem to say Welcome Spring. The tutorial looks simple and the pictures made me want to give this one a try. Thanks for the inspiration

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,April 4, 2018 / 5:43 am

      Thanks so much Pamela, I appreciate it! This really was a simple project to do. I hope you give it a try. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Tuesday,April 3, 2018 / 9:35 am

    This is such a beautiful wreath! I love the idea of tucking the flowers in the ribbon! I need to try this!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,April 4, 2018 / 5:46 am

      Thanks so much Candice! I didn’t want to mess with glue so I tried using the ribbon. So glad it all worked out.

  16. Mary
    Tuesday,April 3, 2018 / 10:15 am

    Great idea for a touch of spring! Can I ask how many bunches of tulips did you have to use to achieve the look?

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,April 4, 2018 / 5:48 am

      Thanks so much Mary! As I mentioned in my post, I used 13 bunches to get this look. Hope that helps.

  17. AK
    Thursday,April 5, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    This is so very pretty. Nice job.

    • Kristi
      Thursday,April 5, 2018 / 11:58 pm

      Thanks so much, I appreciate it!

  18. Jenny
    Wednesday,April 11, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    Nice job! I love the way you blended the different colored tulips naturally. I’d love to make one but wondered if you could share approximate number of tulips you used?

    • Kristi
      Friday,April 13, 2018 / 3:14 am

      Thanks so much Jenny! I love the way it turned out. I’m so glad you want to make your own. I’m pretty sure I included the number of bunches that I used in my instructions. I’m not sure how many flowers were in each bunch but they were just regular bunches that you would find in any craft store. Plus it really depends on the size of your wreath. Hope that helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Wednesday,April 11, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    If that wreath goes missing off your front door, I had nothing to do with it! Beautiful!

    • Kristi
      Friday,April 13, 2018 / 3:16 am

      Bwahaha! Too funny! Thanks for telling me because you never know in our neighborhood lately. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. Wednesday,April 11, 2018 / 11:58 pm

    Not only is your wreath beautiful, but I love your process of first wrapping the wreath with pink ribbon. I think I need to give this a try on my front doors, which look a lot like your new door…so naturally I love it! Thanks for sharing the idea with us. Cherry Kay

    • Kristi
      Friday,April 13, 2018 / 3:22 am

      Thanks so much! I didn’t want to mess with hot glue so I thought I’d try the ribbon first. I was so happy that it worked. I hope you give it a try for your front doors. Mine definitely turns heads.

  21. Tracy
    Wednesday,April 18, 2018 / 7:39 am

    Gorgeous wreath! I love everything about this pin. The door style is perfect and color combo of the pink tulips with the blue is amazing!! You If you donโ€™t mind me asking, can you tell me the name of the door color? Iโ€™ve been looking for a light blue and that one is perfect!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,April 18, 2018 / 7:12 pm

      Thanks so much Tracy. I appreciate your sweet comment. If you click on the link in my wreath post, it will take you to all the info on the door, including the door color. Here is the link to help you out. https://www.chatfieldcourt.com/new-front-door/ Hope that helps.

      I love this color! I used a darker version on our door in another house and loved that but wanted to try something different.

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