I don’t think flower wreaths are going out of fashion any time soon.They are gorgeous,can make brilliant logos and look awesome on wedding invitations.Follow this tutorial on how to make watercolor flower wreaths.

make watercolor flower wreath-Inkstruck StudioNot only are flower wreaths simple to make but oh-so fun.I love how you can improvise as you progress leaving room for a lot of spontaneity.In this tutorial I’m going to show how to create watercolor flower wreaths in three different ways.Easy,Intermediate and Difficult.

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Materials you will need to make watercolor flower wreaths are

  1. Watercolor paper
  2. Circle master(optional)
  3. Pencil
  4. Watercolor paints
  5. Watercolor brushes
  6. Water

The “Easy-Peasy” flower wreath

Step 1: Draw a circle with a pencil on paper.You may use a circle master or a compass for this purpose.If you don’t have any of these,a jar lid from your cupboard will do.This wreath is fairly simple and perfect for the beginner in watercolor painting.I used a nice shade of blue for this painting instead of the regular green.By following the guideline,start painting leaves alternately.The guideline acts as your main stem from which the leaves emerge.

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create watercolor flower wreath-Inkstruck Studio

create watercolor flower wreath-Inkstruck Studio

Step 2: Continue the same way by alternating the leaves.Keep connecting them until you reach the starting point.And you have just created a beautiful wreath with as little effort as possible.

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The “In-between” flower wreath

Step 1:Let’s make things a little more complicated.Draw a circle.This will act as your guideline.Start painting tiny leaves from it.In this case, the guideline is not the main stem.What you need to do is paint vine like stems surrounding the guideline.These vines hold the different leaves.(See second image below for reference)

make watercolor flower wreath-Inkstruck Studio

make watercolor flower wreath-Inkstruck Studio

Step 2:Now would be a fairly good time to paint a flower.You can paint any kind of flower-peony,rose,ranunculus etc. I decided to paint a small yellow rose.It doesn’t need to be realistic but there is no harm in making it so.

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Step 3:Continue overlapping the different leaves and vines around the guideline. Keep changing the shade of green for the leaves.Add in small rose buds and more flowers.Continue till you reach the starting point.And viola, you’ve created a beautiful floral wreath.

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The “Complicated” flower wreath

Step 1:This wreath  is going to be thicker in width the previous two.Draw a circular guideline using a pencil.Draw bunches of leaves without their stem overlapping each other.Paint flowers in between as you progress.

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Step 2:Continue painting leaves of different shades.Make sure to add in flowers at regular intervals.Complete the wreath.

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make watercolor flower wreath-Inkstruck Studio

make watercolor flower wreath-Inkstruck Studio

And these are three ways in which you can make watercolor flower wreaths. There are many different other ways you can try as well.You can make watercolor flower wreaths symmetrical or change the shape.All this and more will be explained in the continuing parts of this tutorial.


What do you think?

What is your favorite of the above paintings?Personally I love the simple one.Have a go at trying one of these types of flower wreaths.And don’t forget to share them with me.Hashtag with #makeinstruck on Instagram or send me an e-mail at I would love to see !


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About zakkiya hamza @ inkstruck

Zakkiya is the creative blogger and founder of Inkstruck Studio. She’s a self taught artist who let go of her architecture profession to pursue her passion in art. Zakkiya likes to write detailed tutorials in watercolor, calligraphy, and hand lettering. She also teaches watercolor workshops occasionally in Doha where she’s based currently. Other passions include traveling, photography, and basketball.When she’s not working, you can find her cuddling and running around with her toddler boy.


    1. Thank you so much Sara. That would be such a cool hobby.The simple wreath is so easy,I’m sure anyone can do it. Even a beginner. Please share if you have a go! Have a nice day! x

  1. Just dropping in from the link-up to say ‘hi’, and so glad I did. What a lovely blog! Everything about it is a visual delight. I can’t wait to try some of your tutorials 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Shar! So glad you stopped by.I would love for you to try some of my tutorials. Please share them with me when you do. I would absolutely love to see it!Have a nice day 🙂

    1. Hi Aline! Thank you so much.The second flower wreath was a lot of fun to do! I’m sure you’ll get better with practice as is the case with anything. When I started watercolors about a year back, mine were really horrible.I can’t even tell you how bad they were.Trust me,with each painting you do,you’ll get better and better. 🙂

  2. these wreaths are utterly delightful! and super original, I haven’t seen anything quite like them before, the last one especially. Can’t wait for part 2!

    1. That is such a sweet comment. Thank you so much for making my day.I’m so glad you found it useful.I am in the process of working on Part 2 and it will up in either one one the posts coming up.So glad you stopped by.Have an awesome weekend 🙂

    1. What amazing timing Roxanne! I’m just in the process of getting the second installation ready for the blog this week.So glad you enjoyed the tutorial.Thanks so much for stopping by! x

  3. hi there! thank you so much for this tutorial. 🙂 i am very terrible in making wreaths especially when combining colors… haha Anyway, i have to do more homeworks on this kind of exercise. 🙂 thanks again. 🙂 btw, ur work is very pretty!

    1. That is so kind of you ! Thank you so much. The only way to get better at anything is practice,practice and more practice. I’m sure if you do enough of that, you’ll be creating beautiful wreaths in no time ! Have a lovely day and share your works with me if you need me to guide you in any way! 🙂

  4. OMG… These are like.. Wow!!!!

    I take my brush and paint something Meh and it comes out fabulous. But then I sit down, get really serious and paint something and it’s just… Bwack. Can you please do something on roses? Like, really loose, soft and dreamy ones?

    1. Thank you so much Isuri. You’re very kind. Well all I can say is ” don’t paint seriously ” . Haha ! Jokes aside, I think the fabulous thing about painting is you can just get lost in it and not think about the outcome. Those are the best moments. Definitely ! Roses are one of my favorite flowers to draw. I’ll keep that in mind and whip out a tutorial soon 🙂

  5. Hey I was just wondering if you prefer to use wet paper or dry to paint on when you paint a wreath. These are so pretty!!!!

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