How to make an Easter wreath

Making an Easter wreath is an easy project that the whole family can get involved with

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(Image credit: Anglian Home Improvements)

Easter wreaths are becoming more and more popular and it's obvious why, they just look so darn cute.  And yes, you can make one yourself, personalise the colours to match your front door or you can add seasonal foliage and flowers to it. It can be as simple or as intricate as you'd like it to be. Simply follow the steps below to create something that is completely original and bespoke. 

If you want to get your home looking lovely for easter just head to our Easter decorating ideas feature.

You will need:

Step one: Make the base of the Easter wreath

It's advisable to work on the table while you're preparing your wreath's form, then hang it up later to add the decorations and final touches. For an Easter wreath that has fresh greenery wreaths, make a base using wire coat hangers, wire the hangers together in a circle, securing with floral tape. Ensure you make a loop at the back with the wire so that the wreath can be hung from a nail or attached to a ribbon, looped right over the front door and fixed with a drawing pin on the back.

Step two: Add the greenery to the base

Once you have made the base of the Easter wreath, cut several long pieces of greenery (moss or ivy will both look lovely, but any seasonal foliage will do; the harder the wood, the longer the foliage should last when cut). 

Using a lightweight floral wire, secure the branches to the wreath's base. Ensure the stems are overlapped and keep adding the stems until the Easter wreath's base is fully covered and the wire mostly hidden.

Step three: Add seasonal flowers to the Easter wreath

Pick spring flowers such as freesias, magnolia, camellias, daffodils or tulips from the garden – or buy a mixed bunch from your local supermarket or florist. Attach them to the wreath with the floral wire.

Step four: Add pretty decorative touches to the Easter wreath

Ribbon in pastel shades, woven through the wire and wreath greenery can add a splash of pretty colour, as can Easter themed decorations. Attach the decorations with floral wire or a glue gun. Think miniature eggs, spring animal decorations and religious symbols. 

Step five: Display your Easter wreath

Show off the wreath on the front door or use it as a table centrepiece; a chunky candle in the middle of it on the table will draw attention to it still more.

(Image credit: Anglian Home Improvements)

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Lucy Searle

Lucy is Global Editor-in-Chief of Homes & Gardens having worked on numerous interiors and property titles. She was founding Editor of Channel 4’s 4Homes magazine, was Associate Editor at Ideal Home, before becoming Editor-in-Chief of in 2018 then moving to Homes & Gardens in 2021. She has also written for Huffington Post, AOL, UKTV, MSN, House Beautiful, Good Homes, and many women’s titles. Find her writing about everything from buying and selling property, self build, DIY, design and consumer issues to gardening.