How to make a Mother’s Day wreath

Make this painterly-style Mother's Day wreath out of paper using our free flower printables!

Mother's Day wreath

This pretty painterly-style wreath is a botanical treat for Mothers, Grandparents, Aunties and friends. It’s best accompanied by real blooms, but just in case you can’t get to meet them in person at the moment, our floral Mother’s Day wreath lies flat and is ideal for postage. Attach a loop of ribbon behind your make, so that the recipient can hang it up!

If you’re looking for more floral garland ideas, how about this tutorial on how to make a papercraft floral garland? Or why not browse our collection of free printables and patterned papers, we love these free abstract florals printables!

To get started, download your free flower printables and why not check out more inspiration for flower projects using these beautiful watercolour illustrations by Esther Curtis.

Mother's Day wreath
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You Will Need

  • Printables
  • Card, white
  • adhesive gems
  • Glue
  • Circle nesting dies, scalloped and doily

Step 1

Mother's Day wreath - step 1
First, download your free flower printables! Next, print out the flower designs, then carefully cut out the flower heads. You’ll need four grape hyacinths, five pink anemones, four daffodils and six rose leaves.

Step 2

Mother's Day wreath - step 2
Use some nesting doily dies to cut two white card doilies, one smaller than the other, for the wreath topper. Die-cut a large white card scalloped circle using the Sizzix die set. If you don’t have any doily dies, try using regular circle dies, scalloped circle dies or just punched or hand-cut circles.

Step 3

Mother's Day wreath - step 3
Begin to build up your layers of flowers symmetrically on the scalloped circle using PVA glue, spaced evenly around the edge. Add the rose leaves for a little greenery.

Step 4

Mother's Day wreath - step 4
Add the anemone flower heads between the grape hyacinths, finishing with two smaller flowers at the top. These will fill the space behind the green bow.

Step 5

Mother's Day wreath - step 5
Layer up your Mother’s Day wreath! We’re layering four daffodil heads on top of the clustered grape hyacinths. Stick the daffodils down with sticky foam pads under the petals, with the stems glued flat onto the card.

Step 6

Mother's Day wreath - step 6
Stick the larger die-cut doily in the middle with sticky foam pads. Layer the smaller doily on top and glue it place. Cut out a Mother’s Day tag greeting and stick it at the centre. If you don’t have any doily dies, you can substitute with real doilies or even regular circles.

Here’s a top tip: for a more natural look, overlap the doily edge with petals. Use some découpage scissors to snip petals from the stem, then lift them with tweezers.

Step 7

Mother's Day wreath - step 7
Cut and fold a paper bow. Add a strip of paper round the middle and two ribbon end pieces. Fix the bow onto the wreath above the greeting.

Step 8

Mother's Day wreath - step 8
Finally, embellish your wreath! We’ve added black pearl gems to the centres of the anemones and orange enamel dots to the daffodils. Finish the wreath with a ribbon loop at the back so you can hang it up.
Mother's Day wreath