Decorate your cover pages, Christmas cards, and wedding invitations with something that is uniquely yours. This tutorial will teach you how to draw a simple floral wreath that you can recreate with ease.
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I’ve been on a doodle binge. My Faber Castell Artist Pitt Pen actually took a dump on me yesterday because I have been doodling so much. So, what did I do? Well, I’ll tell you this. I didn’t stop doodling. I bundled up in my North Face down vest and my “moon boots” and took my ass to Michael’s for more pens. And now I’m a content panda because I have a brand new pack of Staedtler Pigment Liners. Do you get overly excited about new black pens? They’re kinda my fave.
While the fiance played video games, the one-year-old napped, and my now 5-year-old played with Legos, I drew lots and lots of floral wreaths. And when the baby awoke, I sent my fiance to get her so I could finish my doodling.
I was shown so much love on my last Instagram post with a floral wreath header, that I decided to make this tutorial on how to draw a simple floral wreath.
Once you draw your wreath, take a picture, post it on Instagram, and tag me @the.petite.planner. I’m excited and can’t wait to see what you draw.
How to Draw a Simple Floral Wreath
First, grab your compass or round object and lightly create a circle in pencil, roughly 2″ in diameter. This means you compass should span approximately 1″ from the point to the pencil.
Next, use your pencil to divide your circle into 4 equal parts with has marks. Remember to press very lightly with your pencil so you can erase the marks later on.
After you have divided your circle, start adding your leafy boughs with your black pen. To create these, draw a curved line along one of your divided quarters. Leave a little bit of room for your flowers. Then, draw on individual leaves. For this wreath, the leaves resemble upside-down teardrops and should be slightly angled towards the top of the bough. Make the leaves evenly spaced, and you can make them get a little smaller as they get closer to the top. Do this for each of the four quadrants.
In this step, we will be drawing our flowers between the leafy boughs we just drew. Do make this simple flower, start with a small interior circle. Then, draw little half-moon shaped pedals all the way around it. Continue adding rows of petals until you have filled the space between two boughs. Draw this flower between all the gaps in your boughs.
The last step is to add additional twigs, stems, and berries to your wreath. Like the first bough, this bough has a shorter curved line. Then, you will draw curvy leaves that angle up towards the top of the bough. Space these evenly around the wreath, adding some inside and outside. Stay close to the wreath. To draw the branch with berries, draw a single, slightly curved line. Then draw two more lines angling out of each side of the branch. Draw small circles on the ends of the branches to create the final branch. Like previously, space these evenly around the wreath adding them to the inside and outside.
Now your wreath is complete! For your bullet journal, add monthly or weekly headers inside. Decorate your wedding invitations, save-the-dates, or other cards with this simple floral wreath.
Come Doodle With Me
Want to learn more fun and easy creative elements you can use in your bullet journal or in card making? Enroll in my course, Rock Your Journal. I’ll be showing you how to draw floral line art, hacks for lettering, unique and creative headers, and MORE! Pre-Registering is completely free, so there’s no risk. I’ll simply be sending you updates and creative hacks up until launch date.
Grab These Floral Wreaths in my Etsy Shop
Remember the wreaths I said I spend lots of time drawing while my family played games and dulled their brains? Yeah, those! Well, they turned out really nice and I made them into printable stickers in my Etsy Shop! If you are into graphic design type of work, the listing also includes a transparent background PNG file for use as clip art.