If you had to choose your favourite part of spring, what would it be? Personally, our very favourite part of the seasons changing and weather getting warmer is that all kinds of beautiful flowers start to bloom all around us. Different kinds and colours sway in the breeze, which smells sweet and pleasant thanks to the fresh blossoms. Where we live, however, it gets very hot in the spring very quickly, and the summer is only warmer from there, so only certain types of flowers survive the season long. That’s why we’re such big fans of making faux floral crafts and DIY projects for our home! What’s our favourite type to make, you ask? Well, we’ve made all kinds of things with fake flowers over the years, but lately we’ve been particularly big fans of making our own spring flower door wreaths and flower boxed for our windows.
Just in case you’re as interested in the concept of springtime floral wreaths and window boxes as we were, here are 15 awesome designs, tutorials, and inspirations to get you started on making some of your own!
1. Twisted branch wreath with side flowers
This might sound predictable because it’s such a common way of making wreaths, particularly spring and summer ones, but our very favourite way to make a spring themed door wreath is by twisting pliable branches (fake or real, depending on what you have access to) together into a pretty ring. Once you’ve done that, there are almost endless possibilities for adding a floral element! We adore the way Afloral used little peach and pink blossoms on a base of leaves to cover one whole side, leaving the other side clear branches for contrast.
2. Twisted branches with flowers filling the lower half
Do you really like the idea of creating at twisted branch wreath and covering only half of it, but you can’t help but feel like covering only one side of the circle, regardless of whether it’s left or right, makes the project look unbalanced, even though you like the half exposed idea where the twigs are concerned? Then perhaps flipping the way you’re looking at things will help! The way Live, Love, DIY chose to cover the bottom half of their wreath with lovely white blossoms is the perfect example of what we mean.
3. Dual coloured tulips wreath
Half floral and half branch wreaths are beautiful and all, but what if you’re feeling especially cheerful and you just can’t help wanting more of a flower element than a half covering allows? In that case, we feel like this full tulip idea featured on Hometastrophe might be a little bit more up your alley! We love the way they’ve chosen two different colours in the same kind of flower to create some subtle depth. Bright yellow and white are a colour combination that practically screams spring.
4. Basket and bird’s nest wreath
Even though you did start out your DIY search today looking to make a door wreath, are you somehow still hoping to find something a little more unique than the more classic styles we’ve shown you so far? In that case, we think this adorable spring basket tiled to the side to sit against your door just like a wreath might be a little more up your alley! Take a look at how Karen Lidbeck-Brent filled theirs with moss, pussy willows, pansies, and even a little faux birds nest with a feathered mama bird looking on from one of the branches.
5. Pink and white tulips with leaves
Are you still thinking about how the tulip wreath idea was one of your very favourites on the list so far, but you’d prefer a little more colour and volume because you’ve always gone by the saying “more is more”? In that case, we think perhaps you’d do better to make something like this tri-coloured tulip wreath with a leafy green element featured on The Indy Village! They chose red, white, and pink, but the same idea would look stunning in any colour combination you liked.
6. Embroidery hoop and pale pink roses
Are you the kind of crafter who loves to use the tools and supplies you already have for the things you’re really good at in unique ways and for other things, just to get a break from your main skill? Well, here’s a project idea that will make the embroidery and cross stitching fans jump for joy! Check out how Wife in Progress created a pretty, delicate looking wreath by using an embroidery hoop as a base for the beautiful spray of roses and leaves. Affixing your flowers to something a little smaller and thinner gives the whole project a whimsical feel.
7. Butterflies and greenery wreath
We’ve walked a lot about flowers so far, and we know that we said this post would be all about floral projects, but what if your mind has started wandering into other possibilities? Well, if the lush look of the greenery in some of these designs is what’s been catching your eye, we have a feeling you’ll really enjoy this leafy wreath outlined on Fun 365! Of course, adding a little pop of colour and some visual interest is always a great idea, but that doesn’t mean you have to use flowers. Take a look at how this tutorial used bright little butterflies made out of feathers instead!
8. Yarn wrapped spring floral wreath
Have you been careful to create a summery, nautical inspired aesthetic in your home or cottage that suits all year wrong but looks especially lovely in the spring and summer? Then perhaps you’d prefer to make a wreath that will fit right in! We love the way Ark and Thread used thick white yarn wrapped around a foam ring to look like sailing rope and create a base, adding their favourite flowers (in this case peach and cream) and some greenery around one half for a spray of colour.
9. DIY spring planter and welcome box
We’ve talked a whole lot about wreaths already, but what about the planters we mentioned at the top of our list? We’ve made countless adorable spring planters in the past, but our favourite kind to create is the kind that will look good whether we plant them with real flowers while we can or fill them with silk or plastic blossoms for a little more longevity! We’re fans of this project in particular because we like that it acts as a welcome sign and a planter. Get the full details for how to make one of your own on Porch.
10. Cedar planter box on wheels
Are you someone who actually has a little bit of woodworking experience and you’re always looking for ways to combine that with your other passions, like gardening and crafting with faux flowers? Then we think we just might have found the perfect project for you! Check out how Life Storage built themselves a beautifully smooth cedar box planter, added wheels so you can move it wherever you like on your porch, and filled it with their favourite spring wild flowers.
11. Felt spring flowers box
What if you’ve already got a small, rustic looking box that you don’t have to make from scratch, but you’d like to dress it up a little and great really creative? Well, if you don’t have to make the planter, why not make the flowers yourself instead? We can’t get over how adorable this little box of felt flowers created by The Gold Jellybean is, especially with the addition of their little springtime bunting made from decorative paper and string.
12. Extra large DIY window boxes
We’ve talked a lot about working with faux flowers because that’s what we mostly use in our experience and where we’re from, but that doesn’t mean that you have to limit yourself to silk and plastic in small or indoor boxes! This amazing, extra large window planter filled with all kinds of real and very colourful spring bouquets is the perfect example of what we mean! Get the full details for making, mounting, and plating an extra large window box of your own from Stakelums.
13. Rustic wood and metal bracket planter box
Are you definitely interested in making a small planter box of your own and you’d like to make it from scratch, but your home aesthetic is just a little more rustic than what you’re seen so far? Well, even if you’re not experienced with woodworking, we’d still suggest taking a look at how Make Life Lovely made this fantastic box that fits what you’re looking for! They used five pieces of reclaimed wood and some simple wooden brackets with screws. Fill it with faux or real flowers and it’ll look equally beautiful.
14. Pallet planter box for cascading flowers
Did we really catch your attention with the idea of rustic wood but you’re looking for a project that’s a little bigger and will look grand outside? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Her Tool Belt made this awesome standing planter from wood reclaimed from old pallets! We like the way they left a few spaces and holes to poke some stray flowers through during planting for a stylishly overgrown, whimsical look.
15. Fence top style flower boxes
Have you been very into the idea of making some window boxes for your house but you’d like them to have at least a little bit of style to them that makes them unique, rather than just making them long and square? Well, if you’re the kind of DIY home decor enthusiast that likes when things match and coordinate, we think you might enjoy this garden fence inspired idea outlined on Make It, Love It! They guide you step by step through the process of not only making your own window box but also adding a facade of fence tops along the outside for a cute, homey effect.
Have you made other beautiful spring wreaths and flower boxes that complement your house perfectly and really make the plce look cheery for the warmer seasons, but you don’t see any designs similar to yours on our list? Tell us all about how you made them in the comments section or link us to photos of your finished boxes!