A wooden tulip wreath is a perfect addition to your front door this spring. From start to finish, this easy craft can be made in under 30 minutes! Plus, you can customize it with your own choice of colors. This would be a great front door decoration for spring, Easter, or summertime.
For spring, I love this flower door decoration, because anyone can do this DIY! No crafting expertise necessary. Plus, it’s open to interpretation, so you can easily add your own style to it. Or, gift this to a friend with a cute Easter jar.
I’ve seen many people make seasonal door wreaths at the paint and wine classes. Those events are such fun to do with your girlfriends, but they can get expensive. For just a few dollars, you could have just as much fun making this craft and enjoying each other’s company in the comfort of home.
This is a kick-off to Craft Week where I am joining in to bring you great crafts all week long. You can find the crafts from the other bloggers at the bottom of this post! You can also find the link to a great giveaway that you don’t want to miss.
How to make a flower door decoration with tulips
Supplies to make a tulip wreath:
- 12 unfinished wood tulips (you can find the ones I used here)
- Craft paint in green, yellow, pink, aqua, and purple (or the colors of your choice)
- Beacon Powertac Adhesive
TIP: If you are going to hang this wreath outdoors, you may want to use a good quality outdoor paint or spray over the top with a good quality sealer before hanging.
Also, I found that the Beacon Powertac adhesive works best for this project. If you are going to use another glue, be sure it is rated for outdoor use and that it dries clear. Otherwise, enjoy this simple tulip wreath around your home this season.
Instructions for a DIY tulip wreath
Gather your supplies, then follow along with our instructions for making a tulip wreath below. This should come together in less than 30 minutes, not including dry time for your paint. So, make the entire project in one afternoon then add it to your front door.
Step 1: Paint the unfinished wood tulips.
Start with the green at the bottom for the stems. Paint both the leaves as well as the stem in green.
Be sure to paint the stems and leaves completely to leave no raw edges visible. Also, note that this may require two coats of paint for complete coverage. Paint one coat, allow to dry, then add a second coat.
Then, paint the top of each of your tulips. For 12 tulips, I chose three colors so I painted four in each color. Again, be sure to paint the sides as well for a finished look. You may need two coats of paint once again for complete coverage.
Once the paint on your tulips is completely dry, you can start assembling your wreath. Be sure you are happy with the arrangement of your tulips before using any glue.
Step 2: Assemble the wreath
To assemble the wreath, you will glue the tulips in two layers. Be sure to do a test run before using any glue. When you are satisfied with your arrangement, now it’s time to glue!
The first layer will be the bottom layer. This layer should alternate two of the colors as shown below. To glue this layer, apply glue where the stem-end of the tulips come together when placed in a circular shape.
Then, on top of the bottom layer of tulips, apply small drops of glue where the top layer will touch the bottom layer.
Place the remaining two colors of tulips on top of the glue, alternating colors in the same manner as the bottom layer. Be sure that each of the top tulips is on the dots of glue.
Allow the glue to dry completely before hanging on your door. You may need to add a loop of ribbon to the back for hanging as well.
So, will you make a tulip wreath for your front door this spring? This wreath is so simple yet it is simply stunning. It makes a great addition to your spring decor.
- You will need to paint the unfinished wood tulips first. Start with the green at the bottom. Paint both the leaves as well as the stem in green. You will want to be sure to paint the edges. Also, note that this may require two coats of paint for complete coverage. Paint one coat, allow to dry, then add a second coat.
- Then paint the top of each of your tulips. I used three colors so I paint four in each color. Again be sure to paint the sides as well for a finished look. You may need two coats of paint once again for complete coverage.
- Once the paint on your tulips is completely dry, you can start assembling your wreath. Be sure to dry-fit the entire thing together before using any glue. The bottom layer should be alternating with two of the colors as shown.
- Add drops of glue where the top layer will touch the bottom layer.
- Then you just add the other two colors of tulips on the top, alternating colors in the same manner as the bottom layer. Be sure that each of the top tulips is on the dots of glue.
- Then just let the glue dry completely before hanging on your door. You may need to add a loop of ribbon to the back for hanging as well.