Let me show you how to make this starburst shaped lavender wreath to decorate your front door. Your guests will be sure to feel welcome!
We have a new wreath in the rotation my friends, and it’s lavender! Although lavender isn’t a neutral color, I feel like it blends with neutral décor really well, and it’s a great way to add a touch of color to your home. This is the first time I’ve posted about this type of wreath form, the starburst wreath form, and it’s shape and fullness make for a super easy DIY wreath – most of the wreath is already complete.
WANT MORE WREATH MAKING TIPS AND INSPO?
Wreaths are a staple DIY around here on the blog, so here’s a list for more DIY inspiration!
- Check out my Wreath Making 101 blog post here!
- Wood Bead Wreath – Great for spring
- Winter Wreath -I love the warmth the cotton stems bring
- Hoop: Christmas and Fall – I made these for the holidays but with a few adjustments they can used any time
- Wheat Wreath – Wear gloves for this one!
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Materials for Lavender Wreath
- Sunburst Grapevine Wreath Form – Hobby Lobby or Amazon
- Lavender stems – Amazon or Hobby Lobby
- Scissors or Pliers
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Instructions for Lavender Wreath
Prep Lavender Wreath Materials
Prep Wreath form
Before you begin planning out your wreath and attaching your stems, you will want to prep your materials first. Since the starburst wreath is made of actual branches, I like to comb through each section with my fingers and remove any loose leaves or twigs. Feel free to break off any wonky twigs too. I had a few that were going in the wrong direction.
Pros and cons of a wreath form
A starburst wreath form is made similarly as a grapevine wreath from but a different shape. These are some of my favorite forms bc they don’t require as many stems or fluff. The form is pretty full to start with, so it doesn’t require much more to have a completed wreath. However, since they are make of natural materials, these forms can be a bit messy to work with.
Prep Lavender Stems
Once your starburst is ready to go, you will want to prep your lavender stems next. Start by snipping your lavender stems off the their bush, leaving about 3-4 inches of the stem to work with (not including the flower itself). If your stems are like mine and the stem is wrapped in green floral tape, you will want to remove it so it blends into the wreath a lot better. This process took me a while because I began by separating each stem, stripping/removing the leaves, removing the green floral tape from the wire stem, then trimming it to its appropriate size, but you can skip all of that by snipping the stems right off the bush and possibly removing the leftover floral tape. Do as I say not as I do.. 😉
Pros and Cons of Lavender Stems
These lavender stems are beautiful and work perfectly with the starburst shape of the wreath. When making any kind of wreath, individual stems like these lavender stems allow for optimum flexibility when designing a wreath. However, unlike a peony or hydrangea, lavender doesn’t take up as much space and the small skinny shape requires lots of individual stems to fill the entire wreath form, which can effect cost. I recommend buying your florals when they are on sale at your local craft store or buying them in bushes.
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 Stems
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” and it’s less likely to drip. Then hold the stem in place for another 10-15 seconds to allow it to harden onto the wreath.
Pros and Cons of Using Hot Glue
I think hot glue is the fastest way to attach stems to your form, but you may run run into problems when trying to stick it to metal or slippery surfaces.
How to Arrange Lavender Stems
You lavender stems will need to be added in layers to get the best final look. These are not obvious layers. One layer will be closest to the inner circle of the wreath, one in the middle, and another layer further out. The middle layer is where you should start and it will require the most amount of stems, because it should be the fullest. You can use about half the amount of stems in the outer later, and about a 1/4 of the amount of stems for the inner layer (maybe less) due to its size.
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