DIY baby's breath wreath

I remember when baby's breath were all the rage when I was growing up. They were used as a cheap filler for practically every floral arrangement and bouquet for all types of events and functions and always looks somewhat tacky. Then one day it seemed, they suddenly fell out of favour.
I saw bunches of baby's breath at the supermarkets recently and they looked so pretty on their own, I decided to buy some. I love the look of baby's breath when allowed to shine on its own - very simple and pretty. They also dry well, making them the perfect flower for crafting with. On the weekend, I made a simple wreath with them, which could very well function as a crown too.

To make your own baby's breath wreath/crown, you'll need:
Craft wire
Baby's breath
Craft tape
A pair of pliers

Method:
1. Shape craft wire into a circle to a size required. Knot the ends together with pliers.
2.  Gather the baby's breath in small, equal sized bunches.
3.  Start by securing one small bunch into place by wrapping tightly around the base with craft tape.
4. Add more little bunches, making sure to overlap with previous bunch.
5. Continue the process until you reach the end of the wreath. Tuck the sprig of the last bunch under the first bunch's flowers
All done!

37 Responses to DIY baby's breath wreath

Sam said...

I love how pretty and delicate this looks, great diy!

Michelle said...

It is pretty, I remember almost feeling as thought I wasn't allowed to like it growing up:)

Anouka K said...

This looks so beautiful! I had no idea that there were flowers named baby breath (English is not my first language).

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a lovely idea that really highlights the beauty of baby's breath. Thanks for sharing Trishie!

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Loz said...

very pretty..

Victoria // Oh So Pretty said...

OMG this is soo beautiful, Trishie! What a wonderful idea... I may have to copy you :D

curly purplepig said...

this is so gorgeous!

Briseidy said...

this is so beautiful!

Susanne AllureEdition said...

that is really pretty, great diy

Susannah said...

Ah yes, my bridal bouquet had some of these in with the roses. You're right that they dry well, we've still got it! This would look really nice on a flower girl in a wedding. Great idea Trishie.
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paisleysummer said...

I'm loving baby's breath again! The wreath is lovely x

Sara Salah said...

Wowww!!I love it!! I definitely have to try do do it......thank you for sharing!! <3

greenthumb said...

Very pretty.

Natalia A said...

Gorgeous! So delicate... x

Reese Carrozzini said...

This is gorgeous! I love how simple it looks to create. Great job sweetie!

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MaysaAndSunshine said...

Very lovely and seems so easy to make. These stuff can get very expensive at store.

Jane said...

i love this idea. sometimes for our flowers for the week, we just buy baby's breath. they are so simple and pretty on their own in small jars. i like to divide them up and put them around the house, on the window sills.. :)

cquek said...

D.I.Y - cool i like it.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What a great idea to use it all on its own! I have seen baby's breath in arrangements and don't really prefer the look, but I have to say I really like it in this wreath. I think it works better on its own than in a bouquet!

Kim Alston said...

i've always loved baby breath! it's a pretty white and so delicate. love the diy. so pretty.
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Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

Baby's breath is popping up more & more in weddings & I'm a big fan!

always, koru kate

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Trishie, this is so very pretty and elegant - I adore the "simplicity" of this adorable wreath! Baby´s breath or "Schleierkraut" as we call it here has the same kind of "history" as you mentioned in your post, a "filler" for all sorts of floral arrangements and sadly almost forgotten today.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

SO darling.

My Garden Diaries said...

These look beautiful! I love how elegant and pretty they look by themselves! Your wreath is perfect!!!! Hope all is well with you!!!!

Ira Kharchenko said...

Great diy! I love it:)

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Sam said...

Thanks for taking the time to stop by dear :)

Imogen said...

Absolute stunning. There are no words to explain how beautiful this is

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

This is beautiful!!! How awesome that you can make something so gorgeous out of something so simple. I happen to love baby's breath.

Ceciliette said...

Its a beautifull flower, don't know why it din't got more hype with all the crowns trends thats been around for all the summers

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Gorgeous Trishie, you're right it looks so pretty by itself!

Johanna said...

Nice job...so pretty and dainty!

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

This looks really pretty. How I miss visiting the flower market filled with baby's breath and other lovelies.

lucia m said...

omg! so cute!

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little t said...

Pretty!

Gillian said...

That's so pretty and elegant. x

Max said...

this is beautiful Trishie, i might make one with my girl to celebrate spring x

ensembledeux said...

This is beautiful! I need to try this! :)