How to Make a Horse Shoe Wreath

You can make a horseshoe wreath out of basic floral materials.
You can make a horseshoe wreath out of basic floral materials. (Image: wreath image by Allyson Ricketts from

Horseshoe-shaped wreaths are traditionally used as a display at a memorial service, and created using fresh flowers. Although you could purchase a horseshoe wreath from a florist's shop, they can often be very costly. One alternative is to create your own horseshoe wreath using fresh flowers and a few craft supplies that can be purchase from any craft or art supply store.

Things You'll Need

  • Foam florist horseshoe
  • Florist wire
  • Water
  • Fresh flowers

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Dip a foam florist horseshoe into and out of water. This will enable fresh flowers to stay fresh for a longer period of time. If the form is soaked too long, it will drip when hung on the wall.

Cut the stems off of fresh flowers, leaving about 4 inches of stem remaining.

Starting at one end, insert a flower into the foam horseshoe.

Add another flower as before, inserting it close to the first flower. Make sure the flowers are packed tightly enough the completely cover the foam base.

Repeat this pattern until you reach the top of the horseshoe.

Insert a flower into the foam on the other end of the horseshoe.

Continue adding flowers until you reach the top again. By this point the wreath will be full of flowers.

Twist florist wire around the top of the wreath to hang it up.


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