How to Make a Funeral Wreath: The Best Tips

Monday, November 6, 2023

Queen Elizabeth II once said: "Grief is the price we pay for love." 

Losing a loved one is undoubtedly one of the most challenging experiences in life. Creating a heartfelt funeral wreath can offer solace and a sense of connection to the departed soul during this difficult time.

In this guide, we'll take you through the process of crafting a beautiful funeral wreath that pays tribute to your loved one's memory with elegance and style.

Read on and learn how to make a funeral wreath.

The Power of Funeral Wreaths 

Presenting a handmade funeral wreath is a deeply meaningful and compassionate gesture. It serves as a profound expression of sympathy and support during a challenging and emotional period.

Your effort and thoughtfulness will undoubtedly be cherished and valued by all at the funeral, as it symbolizes your heartfelt condolences and your willingness to stand strong in times of need.

Choosing the Right Funeral Flowers

When choosing flowers for your wreath, opt for blooms that hold significance for the departed or the grieving family. These funeral flowers are among the most popular:

  • Lilies
  • Roses
  • Carnations
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Gladioli

Subdued colors like white, pastels, and earth tones are traditional choices for funeral wreaths. However, you can also incorporate the departed's favorite colors for a personal touch. While fresh flowers are preferred for their natural beauty and fragrance, artificial flowers can make for a longer-lasting tribute.

How to Make a Funeral Wreath: Crafting the Base

Start by securing the wreath frame, which can be made of wire or foam. If you're using a foam frame, soak it in water for a few hours to keep the flowers fresh for a more extended period.

Using floral wire or a glue gun, attach the foliage to the wreath frame. The foliage will act as a base for arranging the flowers and adding depth to your wreath.

Arranging the Flowers

Start by placing the larger flowers on the wreath. These will be the focal point of your arrangement. Space them evenly around the wreath to create a balanced look.

Fill in the gaps between the larger flowers with smaller blooms. This will give your wreath a full and lush appearance.

Finishing Touches

Use floral wire or a glue gun to secure any loose flowers or foliage. Ensure that everything is well-attached and won't fall off.  As final decoration, attach ribbons and bows to the wreath to give it a polished look. 

Honor the Departed with Schumacher and Benner

In the delicate tapestry of life, grief is indeed the price we pay for love. Learning how to make a funeral wreath is a poignant way to honor that love, offering solace and a tangible connection to the cherished soul we've lost.

In times of loss, Schumacher and Benner's funeral and crematorium services are here to provide compassionate assistance and support. We understand the depths of grief, and we're here to help you navigate this challenging journey.

Let us stand beside you as you pay tribute to your loved one's memory with the best funeral plan.

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