Let me show you how to make this beautiful spring DIY wood bead wreath while only using a hot glue gun to attach the stems.
The snow is melting, grass is looking greener, and the sun is hanging out longer. Living in Missouri, we get to experience all the seasons (sometimes in the same week), and I am looking forward to a beautiful spring! Although, I think this wreath would look beautiful displayed all year-round, I am excited to brighten things up with this beautiful spring-inspired wreath.
This beautiful spring wood bead wreath required only 3 things to make: wood bead ring, 1 bush of flowers (the one I snagged had some unsuspecting natural-looking greenery), and a hot glue gun. That is it! I wanted you to be able to create this beautiful wreath with the fewest amount of supplies as possible, and I’m assuming most of you have a hot glue gun, but maybe not floral wire. This entire wreath is put together with hot glue!
I have been wanting to create a wood bead wreath since I launched my blog last summer, but I kept forgetting to put the beads on my shopping list. Finally, I saw this premade wood bead wreath ring at HL, and immediately tossed it in the cart. I love the texture the wood brings to this wreath. It’s a fun change to my usual wire or grapevine wreaths.
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DIY Wood Bead Wreath Supplies
- Wood Bead Wreath
- Hobby Lobby’s Cabbage Rose & Eucalyptus Bush that I used
- Faux Cabbage Rose Stems
- Silver Dollar Eucalyptus
- Hot Glue Gun – this one is cordless!
DIY Wood Bead Wreath Instructions
Remove flowers & Greenery from Stems
For this wreath, I used a bush of peach cabbage roses and silver dollar eucalyptus I picked up from Hobby Lobby. I usually discard the greenery from faux floral bushes since they are usually too green and fake looking, but the eucalyptus on this one was perfect! That never happens! The other leaves on the cabbage rose bush will be tossed though because they are the typical fake leaves. Now remember, you can recreate this wreath using any large bud flower like a rose, peony, or ranunculus. It can be made using stalk-like (not sure on the proper name) plants such as lavender or wisteria too, but you will want to arrange them differently. I popped the cabbage rose blooms and eucalyptus stems right off the bush and discarded the rest. You should not have to cut anything to do this step, they should just pop off.
Plan it out
Before I permanently attach floral pieces to the wreath form for good, I lay the pieces on top of the form first. I like to play with the final look before making it a permanent arrangement. This way, I can rearrange the floral pieces to cover any major blemishes or gaps. Once I like the way it looks, I snap a photo to help me remember placement. Since the wreath will need to lay flat for this step, placing it together on the floor and standing up to look, may give you a better view than a table. Once you like they way it looks and take a photo you are ready to take it apart and get started.
Hot Glue it On
Can you believe I arranged this entire wreath without wire or string? All hot glue! I love making things that require very few tools. The trick is to let the hot glue cool for about 10-15 seconds before placing the stems. Letting the glue cool and slightly harden first allows it to get “stickier”. Then hold the stem in place for another 10-15 seconds to allow it to harden onto the wreath.
With this wreath, I started in the center with the blooms and worked my way out to the greenery. For the cabbage rose blooms, cover the stem “nub” in hot glue and allow it to cool for 10-15 seconds before placing it between two of the wooden beads on the form. Hold the rose in place until the glue hardens on to the form (about another 10-15 seconds). Repeat this step for the next two roses too. I placed the next two roses two beads away from the center bloom. This way they are touching, but not crammed next to one another. Once all three blooms are in place, add a bead of glue to where the individual flowers are touching for more stability. Pick the form up and do a shake test. Add glue where needed.
Now it is time to add the greenery, I used the silver dollar eucalyptus pieces from my cabbage rose bush. If your floral bush doesn’t have good greenery attached (most do not), you will want to purchase a separate greenery stem or garland to pull from. Start with your largest pieces, working your way to the smallest or individual leaves. I ended up only using two large pieces and stopping there, but you may decide to add more. Cover the end of the eucalyptus stem in hot glue and allow it to cool for 10-15 seconds before placing the stem onto the wreath. Then place the greenery stem under one of the roses. Hold the stem in place for 10-15 more seconds until it hardens onto the form.
Repeat this step for the other side. Add a few beads of glue to any part of the eucalyptus stem that is touching the wooden beads for more stability. Pick the form up and do a shake test. Add glue where needed. If you want more greenery, add the extra pieces now.
Do the shake test one last time to test the durability of your wreath and add glue where necessary. That’s it! Now you are ready to display your beautiful DIY wood bead wreath. Great job!
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