You know we love our daffodils because we’ve made them into a variety of wreaths in the past. If you recently looked into our Valentine’s archive for some crafts, we even made the daffodil wreath in Valentine’s day colors! Check out our other daffodil projects here, here, and here. Did you know daffodils symbolize rebirth and new beginnings? They are one of the first perennials to bloom after a winter frost, and with half of our country under literal frost these past few weeks, we think it’s time to bring in some sunshine with these daffodil wreaths.
We actually offered this wreath as a kit in our shop recently! Orders for the kit are now closed, but if you are interested in purchasing a kit with all of the supplies needed to make this project let us know! We may able to bring back kits if requested.
However, you can also order everything you need to make this DIY Spring Wreath through the links below!
How To Make Your Paper Daffodil Wreath
3 – 18 gage floral wire stems (15” long) – wreath form
8 – 18 gage floral wire stems (7.5” long) – daffodil stems
8 x 20 inches ivory crepe paper – petals, tube
10 x 20 inches yellow crepe paper – petals
4 x 10 inches peach – tube
4 x 15 inches orange – tube
13 x 20 inches light green – leaves, wrap stems
13x 20 inches dark green – leaves, wrap stems
- Print off your daffodil wreath template.
- Wrap the ends of your long wires around each other to form a big circle. This is your wreath form.
- Using the template as a guide, cut out petals, trumpets/tubes, and stigmas from your yellow, white, and orange crepe paper. Each flower needs six petals, one trumpet, and one stigma. Your kit has plenty of paper to cut out seven flowers. Fold the stigma paper in half so that the short sides touch and then glue and wrap around one of the short pieces of wire.
- Glue the vertical sides of the trumpet piece together to form a tube shape.
- Put a rim of glue along the bottom inside of the trumpet. Put the wire and stigma inside the trumpet and squeeze the trumpet to the stigma and wire. The trumpet should be pretty evenly scrunched along the stigma.
- Gently stretch sections along the scalloped top of the trumpet so that it has some movement, and use your index finger to stretch the base a little bit so that it looks more like a cup.
- Curl the tips of your daffodil petals by bending them over the scissors.
- Glue your petals to the trumpet. Each daffodil has six petals.
- Time for the stem! Cut some of your green paper into long strips, making sure that the crepe paper’s grain is perpendicular to the length of the strip. This means that the strips will stretch out really long. You will need one strip for each stem.
- Stretch the strips long.
- Cut leaves out of your green papers. We put two leaves on each daffodil, plus more to fill out the wreath.
- Put a dab of glue onto the end of a long strip and adhere it to the base of your tulip.
- Wrap the paper around the base of the flower to hide the place where the petals attach. You will need to add a little bit more glue to the base of the tulip to cover the base of the flower.
- Keep wrapping around the stem by twisting the flower.
- About halfway down the stem, add your leaves. Put a dab of glue at the bottom of a leaf on both the front and the back, press it to the stem (careful not to burn yourself on the glue here!) and then wrap the stem strip around.
- A little bit farther down the stem on the opposite side, attach another leaf using the same method.
- Keep wrapping the stem to the bottom of the wire. Tear off the paper, add a dot of glue to the paper strip, and secure it.
- Repeat steps 4-18 for each daffodil.
- Wrap the stem of each daffodil onto the wreath form about an inch below the leaves to secure them.
- After you attach all your daffodils, add any extra leaves you want by gluing them to the wrapped stems.
- Adjust your flowers and hang your wreath. Thanks for making this with us!
Welcome spring with pops of yellow and white daffodils hanging from your door and share some sunshine with every passerby. When the weather is especially gloomy and glum, this DIY Spring Wreath will surely brighten someone’s day.