How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

If you’re looking for a DIY white wreath project or have a faded wreath that needs a little love, this is the post for you.  I’ll show you how to spray paint a wreath white (give it a white-washed look) in 5 easy steps.  You can either make this wreath yourself – DIY style, or use a “tired” wreath that you already own.  Plus you can use this wreath throughout all seasons, just by tweaking the floral picks or by changing it out with different ribbons.  Let’s get to it.  How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas.

*Scroll to the very end to see how it looks on our front door!

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

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How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

First Things First:

So, I wanted to do a white-themed Fall front porch this year, that could last throughout the Winter season also.

  • Kind of like a “one front porch decor fits all” approach – which would require minimal tweaking of some accessories, ribbons, colors, etc.

And I thought that I had scored this wreath (pictured below), but the leaves fell off when “fluffing,” and had to be returned.

Ugh!!  Back to the drawing board!

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

And since I was already committed to this lazy-gal type of look, I knew it was time to make my own wreath -DIY style.

Another Option:  

But…… I also just wanted to mention that you could use a “tired” or “faded” wreath that you already own for this project.

I know that sometimes these DIY projects can get a little pricey, so just use whatever works best for you AND your budget! 

Ok, moving on to the supplies.

 


How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

I bought all of my supplies for this wreath at Hobby Lobby, but just feel free to use things you already have on hand or try Michael’s or Amazon.

Supplies:

For those of you who want less work:

Wreath Facts and Info:

  • Total Cost:  ~$42.00
  • Finished Diameter:  ~22″
  • Size:  I would have gone with a larger grapevine wreath, but I already had this 18″ on hand.  (So, you might want to go bigger if you have a tall or wide front door.
  • Color:  I only used the Blossom White spray paint, but listed the Heirloom White color for those of you who like a creamier white.

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

Ok, let’s get to it!   How to Spray Paint A Wreath White:  DIY Wreath Ideas.

 


How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

Step #1:  Gather Supplies & Do Trial Run

The first thing you will want to do is get all of your supplies together, and do a trial run of your finished wreath.

Basically figure out:

  • the finished size needed (20″, 22″, etc.)
  • what you want to put on your wreath (all eucalyptus and/or floral picks)
  • where you want to put it (front door, kitchen door, wall, etc.) 
  • what color you want it (white or ivory)

So…. I don’t have my “trial run” pic – sorry!  It’s been one of those weeks – ugh! 

Oh well, moving on.

We’ll just have to use the picture below (of the supplies) for reference:

  • I took my 2 eucalyptus garland strands and wrapped them around the grapevine wreath, and then tucked the 4 floral picks inside – just to check spacing (and size).

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 


Step #2:  Spray Paint Your Accessories

Now that you know what you want to put on your wreath, it’s time to spray paint all of the accessories white.

Remember to lie down some type of plastic or floor covering, and then use some wooden blocks to lift up the greenery off of the plastic a little.

  • This will help the paint (and greenery) from sticking to the plastic.

Before picture:

And yes, it wet because I sprayed in between 4-5 days of straight rain.  haha!!

I was determined to get this wreath checked off the to do list!

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

1st Coat – Front Side:

For this white-washed method, I just sprayed the greenery in a slow, gentle sweeping type of movement (a back and forth movement).

Let dry for 20-30 minutes.

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

You can tell from the picture below, that the paint gives it a “washed” look, not solid color.

  • If you want your wreath to be more solid white – just completely cover it with paint.  (Just remember to buy at least 3-4 cans of paint for the solid look).

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

1st Coat – Back Side:

Now, you will flip all of your greenery over to the back side, and spray paint again.

Let dry for 20-30 minutes.

Before picture.

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

Here it is after I sprayed the back side.

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

Once it is dry, flip it back over to the front side and spray “touch-up areas” that you have missed.

Here is a before and after so you can tell how the paint gives it a natural “white-washed” look.

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

Ok, let put some goodies onto your wreath!


Step #3:  Attach Your Eucalyptus Garland/Greenery

Once everything is dry it’s time to attach your eucalyptus garland to your wreath.

FYI:  I attached one garland strand to the outer edge of the wreath first – to make it larger, and then attached the second strand to the middle/inner side – to create fullness.

Adding Eucalyptus Garland:

I started on the back side of the wreath, and poked the end of the garland strand into the grapevine to secure first.

Back Side:

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

Front Side:

Then I flipped it over to the front side to begin attaching the garland to the outer edge.  

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

I secured it with floral wire to the outer edges where I wanted to hold it in place.

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

Yep – you might want to wear gloves (since you can tell that I did NOT) lol!!

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

Here is what it will look like at this stage with the first garland strand attched.

TIP:  Don’t worry if/when you see leaves that you missed – when spraying.  You’ll be able to do a “touch-up” spray at the very end.

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

Now, you can add the second garland strand into the middle/inner portion of the wreath.

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

When you get to the end of your eucalyptus strand, simply cut off the excess part. 

You will keep it so that you can fill in any holes you have at the end.

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

This is what it will look like with all of your eucalyptus attached.

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

If you like how your wreath looks at this stage, just do some spray paint touch-ups and you are done!

You can add some seasonal ribbons to customize or leave as is – then hang.

  • If you want to make it more “fall- or winter-ish”, keep reading.

 


Step #4:  Attach Your Floral Picks

Now, it’s time to add your floral picks to your wreath. 

I chose my floral picks so that I could use this wreath through the Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Winter Seasons:

  • 2 picks with the gold tones and acorns – to make it more fall-ish
  • 2 picks with white berries – to make it more fall- and winter-ish

I just placed these picks in a clock type of pattern:

  • 2 picks at 12 & 6
  • 2 picks at 3 & 9

Then I used the floral wire to secure them.

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 


Step #5:  Do Touch-Ups

Now that you’ve gotten everything attached, use that “leftover” eucalyptus piece (that you cut in step #3) and fill in a spot or two that might be sparse.  

Just cut into 2 strands (or 3) as needed.

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

Then lightly spray paint one more time to cover any missed spots.  

Trust me, you’ll have a couple of spots!

*Optional:  You can use a clear spray paint sealer if you want to – just to protect the wreath.

I did not do this step, but it’s just personal preference.  😉

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

YOU ARE DONE!!

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

Hang as is, or attach ribbons for the fall and winter seasons.

Coming soon – our FALL FRONT PORCH (with this wreath) and How to Spray Paint Fake Plants (with these 2 white plants)!

How to Spray Paint a Wreath White: DIY Wreath Ideas

 

Happy Fall Everyone!

Love & Hugs 🙂

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