How to make a flower wreath

Learn how to make a fall wreath with plenty of colorful (faux) flowers, leaves, and berries. This DIY project started with a $5 grapevine wreath before turning into a beautiful display of autumn foliage.

Would you believe us if we told you this fall decoration started from a basic grapevine wreath form? Beautiful and lush fall door wreaths are easy to make with the right layering tips and tricks. Below, we show you all the ways you can customize a basic grapevine wreath with a large bundle of faux flowers. Follow our steps to make an exact replica of our flower wreath, or use our wreath as inspiration to make a floral masterpiece of your own.

What You Need

  • Grapevine wreath
  • Craft wire
  • Wire snips
  • Faux fall leaves
  • Hot glue or floral wire
  • Various fall flowers
  • Faux green leaves
  • Baby's breath
  • Faux fall berries

Step 1: Make a Hook

Before you attach all the elements to your fall wreath, you should add a hook to the back for easy hanging. Snip a piece of craft wire and bend it in half. Then, fold each end back up toward the top as shown.

Step 2: Attach Hook

Push the two ends of the hook down and through a small bundle of twigs. Pull up and twist the ends onto themselves to secure. Hold the wreath by the hook to test strength.

Step 3: Add Red Leaves

To start layering your fall outdoor wreath, lay down a few red leaves. Attach each one by dabbing hot glue onto the widest part of the stem and quickly finding a place for it in the twig wreath. If the leaves pop out too much, you can use a dot of hot glue on the back of the leaf to secure it. Scatter the leaves throughout the twig wreath, leaving empty space rather than completely covering the surface.

Step 4: Add Flowers

Work in a circle to place large, colorful flowers on the wreath. Be sure the flowers extend to the sides of the wreath, not just the front surface. When you pick out flowers, faux or real, keep your color scheme in mind. We went for an autumn look with reds, pinks, yellows, and oranges. You'll also want to purchase a variety of flower sizes. 

Before you start placing the flowers on your fall wreath, cut the stems so they're only five to six inches long. This will make it easy to slide the stems into place. Adhere with hot glue or floral wire. 

Step 5: Add Green Leaves

Fill in any gaps with thick green faux leaves. These are a great way to add greenery and texture to the sides of your autumn wreath. Cut the stems and adhere as you did with the flowers so they fit in easily with the rest of your design.

Step 6: Incorporate Small Details

By now, your fall front door wreath should be looking pretty full. It's time to top it off with the finishing touches. Small snips of baby's breath add interest to your already beautiful design. If the stems are too short to reach the wreath, hot glue them to strong flower petals or leaves.

Step 7: Add Berries

For a final touch of cheerful fall spirit, finish your floral wreath with twigs of berries throughout. These can be subtly placed deep within the flowers, or they can stick out above the blooms to tie the look together.

How to make a flower wreath

This fall wreath tutorial is easier than it looks, and the results are so good you may want to keep yours up all winter.

When I asked a Los Angeles floral designer who works for top-secret mega celebs to do a tutorial for Sunset on how to make a celebrity-worthy wreath at home, I knew she’d say yes. After all, Makenzie Kizis is my little sister.

Turns out it’s great to have a florist and flower lover in the family, but what she taught me while making this fall wreath is that just because you don’t have a Hollywood budget doesn’t mean you can’t DIY your way to a Hollywood-worthy front door.

Before we start, a funny story: When Makenzie asked me what size wreath I wanted to make, I said medium. So when she walked in my front door with a 24-inch grapevine base I thought, Wait, this thing is massive!

Then I realized super famous people have super-sized front doors so, of course, 24 inches is considered “medium” in her world. It turns out, however, that the size she chose turned my front door into a real show-stopper, which she knew it would.

In other words, before you decide what size wreath you want to make, ask yourself if you want to go big. After all, it’s not the size of the wreath, it’s the ambition of the wreath maker, right?

Meanwhile, I promise the fall wreath pictured, which my sister made in less than an hour, is easier than it looks. Even better, it’s so gorgeous I’m planning to keep mine up through the holidays.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

To get started, you need a grapevine wreath, which can be found at Michaels, or most hobby stores.

As mentioned, the size you choose is important—not only in terms of how many flowers and plants you’ll need, but also how the wreath will look in its intended space—so think ahead. (And measure your front door!)

The good news: This type of base keeps the mechanics simple. “In general, I like the grapevine wreath because it’s easy,” Makenzie says. “You can just stick things in it, and I’m going to leave some empty spaces for asymmetry. This will create a crescent moon shape around the ring.”

To make this masterpiece, Makenzie also had pruning snips on hand—sharp scissors will work, too—and floral wire.

Step 2: Pick Your Plants

The style and color palette Makenzie used is intentionally naturalistic, but it’s sophisticated, too.

“I knew I was doing great with my colors when I started getting compliments at the flower market,” she says.

By pairing sage green with burgundy, she elevated her scheme beyond the traditional orange and red. However, she says, “There’s no guideline on how a wreath should look. This one reflects my style, but yours is going on the front of your home so it should reflect you.”

For this wreath, Makenzie chose:

  • Sagebrush
  • Strawflowers
  • Broom corn
  • Cattails
  • Juniper
  • An oak branch with Spanish moss
  • Leucadendron ‘Safari Sunset’
  • Stemmed dried sponge mushroom
  • Pampas grass

In terms of quantity, you need to eyeball it according to the size of wreath you want to make, but Makenzie says it’s wise to purchase more than you think you’ll need so you have room to play and make mistakes.

To give you an idea of quantities, she arrived with about six stems of the sagebrush, Leucadendron, broom corn, and juniper, and we had ample leftovers. Two stems of pampas grass, four stems of cattails, one oak branch, and three stemmed dried mushrooms were enough, and she had one bouquet of strawflowers.

If budget is a concern, she has two recommendations: One, buy your flowers with a friend so you can split the cost of the materials (and make an afternoon of it). Two, forage. “You can find a lot of this stuff depending on where you live—sage, juniper, oak branches, these are common plants,” Makenzie says. “You can trim branches. Some of the best stuff is pretty leaves like maple leaves and strong stemmed woody herbs and plants like rosemary.”

For specialty items like strawflower, go to a local floral shop. Stemmed, dried sponge mushrooms can be found online and on Etsy.

Pro tip: If you end up with extra flowers like we did, create a complimentary bouquet or scatter small arrangements around your home. (Some can even be a single stem in a vase or glass.)

I took Makenzie’s advice and created little arrangements for everywhere from the dining room to the mantle to the bathroom. This pulled her botanical wreath theme throughout my home, which made it feel delightfully festive and put together.

How to make a flower wreath

Hoop wreaths provide a beautiful, more modern take on the wreaths you're used to seeing throughout the seasons. So rather than dishing out a chunk of money for a pre-made one, we have your guide to making one yourself.

We love our real plants more than anything here at The Spruce, but this project uses faux flowers and greenery. Not only will it be better for your seasonal allergies, but the fake blooms will allow you to keep your wreath for years to come, rather than a week.

Now, the key to a perfect wreath is all in this formula. You'll need:

  • 3 filler flower sprigs
  • 2 pieces of greenery
  • 1 main flower

How to make a flower wreath

While we've demonstrated how to make a springtime hoop wreath, this method will allow you to easily and effortlessly create an arrangement, no matter the season or botanical materials you use.

Gather Your Materials

The items you'll need to make a wreath are as follows:

Supplies

  • Metal hoop or embroidery hoop (we used a 12" one)
  • Floral wire
  • 3 filler flowers
  • 2 sprigs of greenery
  • 1 main flower
  • Ribbon

Tools

  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun (optional)

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Cut and Arrange Your Florals

Remove any unnecessary leaves (or wilted ones if your flowers are real), and cut extra long stems down. Then begin arranging how you'd like your wreath to look, before actually wiring and gluing anything down.

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Attach Your Greenery

Take the sprigs of greenery you selected and wire one at a time along one half of the metal hoop. Wrap the wire along the length of each stems, making sure to lift leaves as you go so they don't get squished.

Oftentimes hoop wreaths have florals on one side and the exposed metal hoop on the other. If you'd like to cover the entirety of your wreath, feel free to do so!

If you find that the wire isn't holding the plants exactly how you want it to, use a hot glue gun and make adjustments as needed.

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Place Your Filler Flowers

Take the smaller blooms you selected and begin wiring them into the sparser spots of the wreath. Use the same method you did for the greenery, but avoid wrapping the entire flower (just the stem). Use a hot glue gun if needed to help make the flowers stick.

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Add the Final Flower

Take your main bloom and wire it onto your frame. We prefer putting ours off to the side for a little extra personality, but play around with it and see what type of layout you like best. As with the other flowers and greenery, use your wire to attach the flower.

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Set and Attach Ribbon

Allow your florals to set for at least a half an hour. This gives them a chance to adjust within the wire, and if you used hot glue as reinforcement, it allows it to fully dry. After, tie a ribbon to the top of your wreath for hanging.

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Display

Once you've finished making your hoop wreath, hang your wreath above a mantel, on a wall, or on a door. You now have yourself a perfect spring wreath!

As my garden winds down for the season there is still so much beauty to be had! I collected a basketful of flowers, seed pods, and greenery and I’ll show you how to make a dried flower wreath from your garden.

Making An Autumn Garden Wreath

October is such a lovely month in New Hampshire. The weather has just cooled down this week and the maples in my yard are just starting to change colors. Some of my flowers have finished blooming for the season and have started to dry out, others are just getting started like my dahlias.

With a basket and my clippers in hand, I headed outside to gather things to make a garden wreath for my front door.

flowers for wreath

I collected sunflowers, berries, strawflowers, celosia, amaranth, hydrangeas, seed pods, sage, ornamental grass plumes, and a few other things to make my wreath.

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wreath form

For this wreath, I grabbed an old wreath form I had. To be honest I usually end up taking most of my wreaths apart and reusing the wreath forms year to year (I’ve gotta keep giving you all fresh ideas!!)

Any grapevine wreath form would work to make this wreath so don’t stress!

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adding the flowers to the wreath

This dried flower wreath couldn’t be easier to put together! Simply start adding the different flowers to the wreath form by just poking them through the spaces in the grapevine.

I started with the biggest flower which was the sunflower heads, then just played around with the other flowers to see what looked best next to them,

There’s no real science to this…you can just tell when the flowers complement each other!

I loved the lilac pods that I found on one of my bushes! They had such a pretty and delicate look.

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There is so much beauty even in dried flower heads! I love all the different shapes and textures. It’s such a nice remembrance of Summer days.

How to make a flower wreath

I am so lucky to live in a place where there’s so much natural beauty all around! Even the weeds look pretty in my dried flower wreath! The red berries I cut from an overgrown bush in the back of my yard…I was just cursing how it needed to be cut back a few weeks ago but now it produced these pretty berries.

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One of my favorite flowers to grow this year was Amaranth. The plumes hanging over my white garden fence are so pretty!

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How to make a flower wreath

My Endless Summer hydrangeas were just amazing this year! I don’t know if it was the weird weather we had in New Hampshire over the Summer or what but I’ve never had so many blooms before! I’ve done so many things with the dried hydrangeas already this Fall.

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  • HERE’S A FEW OF MY HYDRANGEA PROJECTS
  • FALL HYDRANGEA WREATH
  • TIN CAN VASE
  • FALL GARLAND
  • HOW TO DRY HYDRANGEAS

dried flower wreath

Here’s my finished Fall dried flower wreath…gosh, I just love flowers! They bring me so much joy! I love to capture all these beautiful images so when I’m miserable in February because it’s so dark and cold, I can look at them!

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Here’s the finished wreath. I’m going to use it on my front door this Fall. I just love how all the different shapes, colors, and textures all come together!

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How to make a flower wreath

Jennifer Howard

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How to make a flower wreath

Jennifer Howard

cottage on bunker hill

Thanks for stopping by today! Being able to share my projects, DIYs, and decorating ideas with you is amazing. Leave a comment below; I love hearing from you!

In this post, I’m sharing how to make a paper flower wreath for fall. You will also get a paper wreath template and a FREE SVG cut file for Cricut or any other cutting machines with this tutorial. This paper flower wreath can also be modified for other seasons like spring and summer to add a beautiful touch to your home.

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Hello, Cricut buddies! Jav here from Cut N Make Crafts and today I’ll be showing you how to make a paper flower wreath with cardstock and your cutting machine such as a Cricut.

If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can make this paper flower wreath by cutting out everything by hand using the free paper flower wreath template.

Table of Contents

History of Wreaths

The word wreath actually means a band. Wreaths have been used since ancient times in southern Europe. They were made of jewelry items and used as crowns by Etruscan rulers. This symbol was then adopted by the Greeks and Romans.

The most fascinating thing is about wreaths is that the laurel wreath came into existence based on a love story involving Apollo. Later, the wreath became a symbol of power and achievement and was awarded as a prize throughout Rome and Greece. They are still worn by graduates in Italy. So cool! Had I known this earlier, I would’ve gone to a college in Italy because I just LOVE wearing wreaths.

The use of wreaths for homes started in ancient Greece as well. They were made from wheat and other harvested plants. However, in today’s tutorial, we will be working with cardstock to make the paper flower wreath to hang on the door or the window to bring in some fall vibes in the home.

This post has affiliate/referral links. Learn more. You can make a funeral flower arrangement using beautiful plants and flowers to give the arrangement a soothing look.

This remembrance activity lets you contribute to the funeral with something personal and creative.

With a few steps, you will be able to create a simple flower arrangement.

Read on to find out the step by step process that you can make a beautiful funeral floral arrangement.

How to Make Funeral Flower Arrangement

Start with a soaked floral foam taped onto a shallow floral tray. Add the greenery stems onto the foam in each direction. Pay attention to the length of the stems that will shape the casket spray: use long pieces on the front, medium pieces on the sides, and short pieces on the top and bottom. Next, start adding flowers, 3 in each side at a time, so that you can keep track of how they are balanced on the spray. Finally, add the small accent flowers. As you do the arrangement, cover the gaps with greenery and flowers. To make sure the foam and tray are covered, you can use filler greens or flowers to cover gaps.

What you’ll need

  • Floral foam
  • Florist tape
  • Florist wire
  • Shallow rectangle plastic dish
  • Garden shears
  • Flowers for the arrangement
  • Card or handmade card

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Funeral Floral Arrangement Designs

There are 3 main floral arrangements at funerals that you can make.

  • Casket Spray – A long low design is for the top of the casket
  • Sympathy Wreath – Commonly in a circle or heart shape and displayed on easels
  • Sympathy Spray – Flowers in a decorative pot or basket and can be displayed on a standing easel

More types of funeral flower arrangements are urn arrangements, cross wreaths, and bouquets.

Step 1: Cut the green plants the night before the funeral

You can use green plants from your yard. If you are not familiar with the garden, you can always ask for a friend’s help.

Cut the plants for the arrangement the night before the event. Cut on an angle with sharp garden shears.

Clean the blade with an alcohol wipe in between different plants.

Now, it is time to keep the plants hydrated.

Dissolve a packet of Chrysal flower food for each pint (500mL) of cool water.

Place the stems into the flower food in a vase or bucket. This will make sure that the cut plants stay hydrated.

An alternative plan is to buy the flowers from a shop.

They are usually hydrated and you can design the arrangement.

Step 2: Soak the floral foam in water

Before using the floral foam, you need to soak it in water so that it gets saturated.

Then, place the foam in a shallow plastic dish.

Wrap floral tape around these two so that they stay together.

Step 3: Cut the greenery to the right length

The length of the greenery depends on your design for the length and height of the casket spray.

For casket spray flower arrangements are one-sided. You can make a triangle-shaped flower arrangement. You can keep the back part flat.

To make this, you will have to make sure that the plants are at least three times higher than the container you used to put the foam in.

Choose the length and cut the plants with a sharp garden shear.

You will have a couple of inches to fiddle with as it can be adjusted in the florist foam.

After you are done cutting the plants, it is time to insert the plants in the floral foam.

Step 4: Cut the flowers

Now it is time to cut the stems of the flowers that are larger than the regular ones.

Cut in an angle so that it’s easier to insert into the floral foam than a straight cut. It will also absorb more water to stay hydrated.

Make sure that each flower is the right height.

Step 5: Cut the smaller flowers and daisies

After you are done cutting and placing the larger flowers, it is time to work with the smaller ones.

Cut the smaller flowers and daisies and put them in the gaps between the larger flowers and plants.

There will be gaps even after you are done placing the flowers.

Fill these gaps with filler flowers and greenery. Make sure that there is no space left otherwise the arrangement will not look good as you expect.

Step 6: Decorate the flower arrangement with ribbon

You can use any colored ribbon. It is better to use the ones with light colors. You can also use single loops or double loops.

Take a florist wire and secure it by tucking it in the arrangement. Always tuck in the ribbon at the bottom of the flower arrangement.

Make tails of the ribbon and place it flat on the floral arrangement.

Step 7: Create or Buy a Card

You can handmake a card or buy a card.

Place the card in the flower arrangement in such a way that the funeral directors know the information of the family.

Also, the family should know who sent the flower arrangement.

You may include a consoling poem or writing of a fond memory.

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What Flowers are Appropriate for a Funeral?

The most common flowers that are appropriate for a funeral are carnations, lilies, roses, tulips, and orchids.

There are specific flowers for funerals because they symbolize different meanings.

As roses come in different colors, they also carry different meanings. White roses are common in funerals as they show hope, purity, and heaven.

Red roses express courage as well as love.

White tulips represent heaven and eternity, where red tulips are for expressing deep love.

Orchids usually represent eternal love, and that is the reason why orchids are common at funerals. A white or pink orchid also shows sympathy which serves a high purpose at a funeral.

You can also use carnations – both white and red – as a symbol of admiration and remembrance.

How Much Should You Spend on Flowers for a Funeral?

Funeral flower arrangements usually cost from 40 dollars to over 800 dollars.

If you want a classic or simple flower arrangement, then you will be able to get a beautiful flower arrangement for around 50 dollars.

Also, it all depends on your finances, the relationship between the family of the deceased and yourself, the kind of flowers you want to buy, and more.

Takeaway You can create a lovely funeral flower arrangement to show your support and honor for the relatives during a time of loss.

As it is a compassionate time for family and friends, a flower arrangement can help convey that you are there with them.

Related: How to Preserve Flowers in a Jar How to Make a Ribbon Wreath on Wire Frame

This flower wreath with daffodils is another fun 5 minute DIY project for your home. It doesn’t take long to make your home look beautiful with DIY wreaths like this one.

Use this flower wreath to hang on your front door, or anywhere else your home needs a little summer pick me up!

You’ll also love this Flower Wall Decor piece. While it’s not quite a wreath, it is a nice wall decoration. Don’t forget to check out these DIY Patriotic Door Wreaths as well.

Today we’re using a grapevine and some Dollar Tree flowers. It’s real easy to do!

How to make a flower wreath

Flower Wreath

Let’s gather our supplies and make this beautiful spring and summer front porch decor.

Tools

  • Wire Cutters
  • Hot Glue (optional)

Supplies

  • 12″ Grapevine Wreath (Get them in single or multi-packs here on Amazon)
  • Daffodils (3) from Dollar Tree
  • Dripping Blossoms yellow (2) from Dollar Tree

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How To Make A Flower Wreath

To make this flower wreath, we’ll begin by using wire cutters to cut all of the flower stems.

Leave about 3 inches of the stem remaining.

The 3″ remaining stem will be used to secure it to the grapevine.

Cut Flower Stems

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Attach Yellow Dripping Blossom Flowers

The next step is to add the yellow dripping blossoms to either side of the grapevine wreath.

You can attach the flowers simply by wedging the 3″ piece of the stem in between the grapevine, or you can use a dab of hot glue to help secure them in place.

If you live in a high-wind area or plan to sell these, I would opt for a dab of hot glue on each flower stem.

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Leave the center bottom open for the daffodils.

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Attach Daffodils to Grapevine

Attach the daffodils to the grapevine around the bottom center area.

The goal here is to fill in the center space without making them look too crammed together.

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Again, either just interweave the stems into the grapevine, or use a small bit of hot glue on each stem to secure the daffodil flowers to the grapevine wreath.

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Daffodil Flower Wreath

That’s all there is to making this daffodil flower wreath. See how easy it was?

How to make a flower wreath

5-minute crafts are our favorite. They’re so simple and beautiful.

How to make a flower wreath

I hope you’ve gained some great inspiration from this quick flower wreath door decoration tutorial.

Turn a plain pile of pinecones into a colorful wreath for fall. Make your own pinecone flower wreath just three quick steps!

Usually, we’re picking up pinecones from the yard to make natural wreaths—but this time, we’re upcycling them into a colorful display that’s perfect for your front porch. We’ll show you how to cut and paint a set of pinecone “flowers” (they look just like zinnias!) to decorate your new rainbow wreath. This pinecone wreath looks great indoors or out, and you can easily customize it to match your outdoor decor—or paint the pinecones the same colors as the flowers in your front yard!

  • Working time 1 hr
  • Start to finish 3 hrs
  • Difficulty Easy

What you need

  • Heavy-duty scissors or shears Qty: 1
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks Qty: 1
  • Pinecones Qty: 20
  • Spray paint, assorted colors Qty: 1
  • 16-inch wreath form Qty: 1
  • Florists wire Qty: 1

How to do it

Part 1

Cut and Paint Pinecones

Making pinecone wreath flowers is surprisingly easy, as long as you have heavy-duty scissors or craft shears ($14, Amazon). To make, cut each pinecone into one-inch sections to create flat “flower” layers. Make as many flowers as you want (we used approximately 16 for our wreath), then divide the cut pinecone flowers and whole pinecones into piles.

Lay down a protective surface (or head outside!) and spray-paint each pile of pinecones a different color. You may need to let them dry and then flip the pieces over to fully cover them. Let the pieces dry completely before continuing.

Editor’s Tip: Don’t have a space to spray-paint? Try making dyed pinecones instead!

Attach Pinecones to Wreath

When all the painted pinecones are dry, use florists wire ($7, Amazon) to attach them to a wire wreath form ($8, Amazon). Loop the wire around the center of the whole pinecone before threading the wire through the wreath to attach. We covered the wreath form with whole pinecones (in rainbow order!) and then accessorized by attaching the pinecone flowers to the top of the wreath with hot glue ($12, Amazon).

Let Dry and Hang

Let all the glue dry before you lift the pinecone wreath so the flowers don’t slide off. When the wreath is totally dry (this should take 2-3 hours), it’s ready to display! To hang your DIY pinecone flower wreath, attach a heavy-duty hook to your door.

Editor’s Tip: To store your wreath, attach the decoration to a wire hanger using florists wire, and cover the wreath and hanger in plastic trash bags to protect the wreath from dust. Hang in the back of a closet and simply unwrap the wreath to display.