Let’s talk about our famous ombre flower wreath! When it comes to home decor, how do you transition out of summertime and into autumn? Some people prefer to swap out their summer decor for fall decor immediately on Labour Day weekend or the first official day of fall, but we have another idea:
How about some decor that’s specifically made to transition in between these two seasons?
We introduce to you: The Ombre Flower Wreath!
The DIY ombre wreath uses multiple tones of mesh to create a “blended” colour effect, so you can take the colours of summer and blend them right into the colours of fall! A wreath like this will look right at home on your door at this time of year, no matter which way the weather is swinging day-to-day. And best of all, an ombre flower wreath is so easy to make when you use our UITC™ wreath boards. And we can show you how!
With the Unique in the Creek streamlined wreath making system, anyone at any skill level can make a wreath every time using fewer materials and less time than traditional wreath making methods. And that includes how to make a stunning DIY ombre flower wreath!
How to Make a DIY Ombre Flower Wreath
It all starts with a UITC™ wreath board. We use the UITC™ Large Wreath Board for our signature flower designs, though you can also use the Small Board to create the same ombre wreath on a smaller scale.
The UITC™ Large Wreath Board is a round, full board-style DIY Wreath frame that is 100% weatherproof and can withstand all manner of conditions. It’s 16″ in diameter unfinished and your finished ombre flower wreath creation will be approximately 24″- 32″ in diameter depending on what materials you use.
Today we’re talking about the Large Wreath Board, which is fantastic for making an ombre wreath, but keep in mind that we have a large selection of wreath making boards for all of your seasonal crafting and home decorating needs. Each and every board offers a new shape and a new array of creative DIY home decorating possibilities.
Wreath Boards | STARTER PACK | DIY WREATH 5 PACK | MULTIPACK$27.59
OVAL Wreath Board | DIY Wreath | Wreath Frame | #makeitlikelaurie$6.10
RAIL Wreath Board | DIY Wreath | Wreath Frame | #makeitlikelaurie$4.60
RING Wreath Board | DIY Wreath | Wreath Frame | #makeitlikelaurie$4.60
WING Wreath Board | DIY Wreath | Wreath Frame | #makeitlikelaurie$5.99
CROSS Wreath Board | DIY Wreath | Wreath Frame | #makeitlikelaurie$7.75
SMALL Wreath Board | Flower Board | DIY Wreath | Wreath Frame | #makeitlikelaurie$4.55
TRIANGLE Wreath Board | DIY Wreath | Wreath Frame | #makeitlikelaurie$7.35
HORSE Wreath Board | DIY Wreath | Wreath Frame | #makeitlikelaurie$7.90
As you learn how to make an ombre flower wreath, you’ll discover that there are endless possibilities for different types of flower, types of petal folds, and all sorts of materials and details that will help make your ombre wreath unique.
We have hundreds of YouTube tutorials and live replays to help you along the way. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date on the latest designs!
We’ll break down and show the key parts of the wreath making process in the next part of our blog post along with the option of watching the full video replay to learn to #MakeitlikeLaurie.
Ombre Flower Wreath: Step by Step
In this blog post we’ll use an orange/red ombre flower wreath as an example, but remember, the possibilities for your ombre DIY wreath are as endless as your imagination! This is just one type of ombre flower combination. Change the colours, petal fold, centre, and other details to make your DIY ombre wreath uniquely your own.
Preload the Wreath Board
First things first, preload your board with zip ties. If you’ve made a flower wreath before on one of our boards, you may already know how to do this, but there are some special considerations when preloading your board for making an ombre flower wreath.
Be sure to watch the video above from the 15:20 mark for details to help you to learn how to preload your board to make an ombre flower wreath!
Choose your Mesh & Flower Centre
Once you’ve prepared the preloaded board, it’s time to choose the three colours of mesh you’d like to use to create your flower petals. We recommend three colours of mesh that will blend well together from lightest to darkest, as this will help create that beautiful ombre “gradient” look! For a wide variety of mesh, visit our online shop!
At this point, you should also decide on what you’d like to use for your wreath centre. For this wreath, we used a realistic sunflower centre, but you could also make your own centre with materials and supplies from our online store or your local craft or dollar store.
Choose a Petal Fold
Next, choose your style of petal fold and start attaching each petal the the board. You’ll quickly get the hang of making each fold and enjoy the process of adding the petals to the board. Those preloaded cable ties are just so handy and make the process easy as pie!
Because you’re creating an ombre flower wreath, remember that the goal is to create a gradient effect, with one colour of petal blending seamlessly into the next. For this reason, work your way around the board adding the petals, going from lightest to darkest or darkest to lightest colour. With this wreath, Laurie did the darkest (red) petals at the back of the wreath, medium (orange) in the centre, and lightest (gold) at the front.
Add the Finishing Touches
Once you’re done adding the petals, it’s time to attach your centre! You’re going to love the feeling of adding the finishing touches and seeing your flower come together.
Just look at how beautiful it turns out! You’ll feel so satisfied having made this stunning piece of home decor with your own hands!
And that’s just one example of an ombre flower wreath! There are just so many possibilities. Here are some more favourites…
More Ombre Flower Wreaths
Ombre wreaths aren’t just for fall decor. A neutral colour palette always works well for any season, so in the transition from summer to fall, a wreath like the one above will look totally appropriate on your door! And then, you could always use it again in the spring! Not only is this wreath a great example of how you can use different types of mesh and petal fold to create your ombre flower wreath, but it’s also a terrific example of how you can swap out a traditional flower centre for a wreath sign. For wreath signs, check out our shop!
When it comes to moving into fall from summer, you can never go wrong with yellow or gold, as these colours are found in abundance in both seasons. The ombre sunflower wreath on the right also shows how you can incorporate ribbon into your ombre flower wreath as a way to hang it. If you need ribbon, we’ve got tons in our online shop!
Give it a try!
Here at Unique in the Creek, we really do believe that wreath making is for everyone. You don’t need any previous crafting experience to have fun and create something stunning like a DIY ombre flower wreath as part of your fall decor. Make it for your own home or to give as a gift.
So now that we’ve shown you how to make an ombre flower wreath, are you ready to get started? Click here for wreath boards, materials, supplies, kits, and more, and don’t forget to tag us in your photos on Instagram so we can see and share your creations!