Giving in to my love of these small tulip stems, I made several different and colorful Spring Tulip Wreaths this year!
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I have to admit I went a bit overboard on Spring Tulip stems – and wreaths – this year.
The beautiful small tulip stems that are only available at Michael’s Craft Store in February are just too much to resist for someone like me who loves making wreaths.
This year I went all in and tried out several different styles of wreaths I have been wanting to make for some time. Be prepared for a colorful tulip overload in this post.
This post is a bit different from my usual DIY – step by step posts. This time I just really wanted to share these wreaths for inspiration for you to go out and make one for yourself. I actually made five different styles of tulip wreaths, but gave one away to my mom before I remembered to take the final pictures of it.
I hope you enjoy all of these colorful tulip wreaths.
Last year I made my first Spring tulip wreath for my fireplace mantel and it has been one of my favorites ever since.
I have collected so many tulip wreath pins on Pinterest since then of all the different variations and styles that I liked using these small tulip stems found mostly at Michael’s craft store. The problem this year was deciding on which one to create out of all that I kept pinning.
The answer – as many of them as I want to! And that is exactly what I did.
Since the tulip stems actually come in a bunch, I cut each individual stem off the bunch before making each different wreath. The smaller stems are easier to work with.
One will be for my son and daughter-in-law’s new home, one for my mom, and one for my daughter and son-in-law’s home. And, I might just give away a few to close friends. Who knows. Of course, I will have at least two in my own house this year.
Making this many different styles of Spring tulip wreaths was not only fun, but for me, the creative process of just getting to work with my hands is therapy, but cheaper than actual therapy.
The first Spring tulip wreath I made was a rainbow colored one.
I followed the same techniques I used to make my first Spring tulip wreath from last year. Using ribbon in a coordinating color, I wrapped an 11 inch foam wreath form with ribbon while inserting and attaching cut tulip stems between each fold of the ribbon.
Since I wanted the tulips to create a rainbow pattern, it took some effort and several remakes to get the balance of colors just right. It was worth it to end up with a fun and colorful wreath though.
Spring Tulip Wreaths – take two!
Next, I made two more tulip wreaths using a grapevine wreath form.
The easiest type of wreath to make for me is a grapevine wreath. No glue is needed to make this type of wreath and it is so easy to change out the floral stems for a different season and reuse the grapevine form again if you want.
I made a purple and a pink version of this type of wreath.
After cutting up the tulip stems, just slide the stems through the twigs of the grapevine wreath in whatever pattern you like. Attach a coordinating bow with floral wire or pipe cleaners and the wreath is done.
So just imagine this wreath with purple tulips and a white bow and you will have a mental picture of the wreath I gave to my mom but forgot to photograph.
This year I also decided to make a couple of metal hoop tulip wreaths for a more modern version of a Spring wreath.
Using floral wire, attach the tulip stems to the metal hoop by twisting the floral wire around and around the floral stem and the metal hoop to hold the stem in place. Each time you add another floral stem, continue to wrap another piece of floral wire around all of the stems for an even more secure design.
Add a bow with more floral wire and the wreath is done!
On a side note, two of the bows I used were pre-made bows from Michael’s. I don’t usually buy pre-made bows because I have the EZ Deluxe Bowmaker and make my own.
However, when I stocking up my cart at Michaels with all my colorful tulip goodness, I noticed the bright Easter ribbons and bows on display. I really liked the colorful plaid ribbon used for these bows but they didn’t have the ribbon available in a roll anymore. So I broke down and bought the pre-made bows anyway.
For my more modern tulip wreaths, I used gold and silver metal hoops, and bright blue and green tulip stems. The green tulip wreath features a double hoop.
In all I made five new Spring tulip wreaths and had so much fun with mixing the colors and the different styles. I hope you find inspiration to make your own.