Make a floral wreath

Elegance flower GarlandRose wreathThyme wreathHosting a dinner party? Impress your guests with a homemade floral wreath. They’re a breeze to make. All you need is your base – a floral foam wreath or a wire frame with sphagnum moss – and your flowers.

Soak the foam in cold water then attach florist’s wire or ribbon (for hanging) before securing the flowers.

Insert any leaves first then, rotating the wreath, add the clipped stems of flowers. Clip the stems on an angle for easy insertion. For flowers with thin stems, wrap florist’s wire around the stem to secure it and insert the end of the wire into the foam. Continue adding flowers until the wreath is full.

To keep flowers at their best for longer, place the foam in a large, shallow tub of water every day or so to renew its moisture level.

The bottom wreath (above) is made up of thyme foliage and flowers.


  1. Jane,

    I love your wreaths! Can you suggest a supplier for the wire base and the sphagnum moss? I am in wellington, but would happily pay to have them shipped.

    Thanks so much,

    • Hi Marianna
      You can actually get sphagnum moss these days at Bunnings and Mitre 10. As for the wire wreaths, these are a little harder to find. Ask your local florist if they have any in stock. Otherwise you may have to order one in from overseas, on Etsy or Ebay or the likes. Good luck.

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