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How To Make A DIY Metal Wreath: A Trendy Anthropologie Hack

If you’re looking for a way to get the Anthropologie look without breaking the bank, you can make a similar DIY metal wreath with this tutorial. Their Pollinator Iron Wreath inspires this simple project with a few changes.

Anthropologie is known for its trendy and unique home decor, and its metal wreaths are no exception. But at $168 each, they can be a bit pricey, so here’s what I did.

First, I used a moss wreath as the base and recycled aluminum cans for the flowers and leaves. In addition, I used brighter colors to work with my summer porch decor.

I know you’ll agree it’s a great way to add a touch of style to your home or porch for Summer.

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Anthropologie Version $168.00

If you are wondering what a $168.00 Metal Wreath looks like, here is the Anthropologie version.

I think it is a very fun wreath. However, I would need two of these for my porch, and my budget doesn’t allow one.

Anthropologie Metal Iron Wreath Inspiration Piece

You may remember the DIY Recycled Flower Pots I made earlier this spring. I used several aluminum flowers for that project and knew the same technique could be used to make a similar budget-friendly wreath for much less than the Anthropologie version.

How To Make A DIY Metal Wreath

First, you need a wreath base to attach the recycled metal flowers. I had these adorable moss-covered wreaths and decided they would be perfect.

However, a metal wreath form would also work if you plan to completely cover the form with metal flowers like the Anthropologie version.

DIY Metal Wreath - Anthropologie Hack - Made with Recycled Aluminum  Cans and moss wreath

You will also want to collect aluminum cans to recycle into the flowers and leaves for the metal wreath.

I save all my sparkling water cans. You will need approx. 10-12 cans per wreath.

Once you have your cans collected, begin to gather your other supplies.

Aluminum cans for recycling to make flowers

How To Make Metal Flowers

First, wash and dry the collected aluminum cans. Then cut the tops and bottom off with a sharp knife or scissors. Finally, cut the can vertically to open it. Roll the outside of the can along a table edge or box edge to flatten and remove any ragged edges.

Finally, you can punch the aluminum flowers using various flower punch styles.

I used a variety of flower punches to create different sizes and shapes. You can see the resources for details.

Supplies for Metal Wreath Tutorial

Aluminum cans recycled into beautiful flowers for DIY metal wreath

Paint Flowers with Spray Paint

To paint the aluminum flowers with spray paint, you need to secure them so they don’t blow away.

Add painter’s tape to a large cardboard box with the sticky side up. Attach the flowers to the tape and separate the flowers to paint the different colors you desire. Once the paint is dry, turn the petals over and paint the backside.

I also added a splatter of brown paint while the flowers were drying.

Spray paint recycled metal flowers in various colors

How To Prepare The Flowers

After the aluminum flowers are dry, you can embellish them by bending the petals and leaves to give them more dimension.

Next, use your hot glue to attach centers to the flowers. I used some of the smaller flowers as centers and some of the round aluminum punches.

Bend metal flowers to shape before adding the Recycled Aluminum can metal wreath.

Assemble the Metal Wreath

After all the flowers are formed, you can add them to the moss wreath. Use the cordless hot glue gun to attach the flowers and leaves to the wreath.

I tried to mix various colors and shapes to cover the wreath.

Make metal wreath from recycled aluminum cans.

It’s essential to use finger protectors to avoid painful burns.

Add Bees To Metal Wreath

In addition, I added several metal bees and mixed them in between and around the flowers.

DIY Metal Wreath Anthropologie Hack.

Although my inspiration wreath is completely covered with metal flowers, I only cover 1/2 of the moss wreath.

Easy Aluminum Can DIY Metal Wreath Anthropologie Knock off.

This would be a cute wreath for either inside or outside your home. I styled the wreath inside on the shutter in our bedroom until I was ready to update the front porch for Summer.

Budget Friendly Anthropologie Hack - DIY Metal Wreath on moss wreath form.

Once both wreaths are completed, they will be added to the shutters beside our front doors.

Add DIY Metal Wreath made from Aluminum can flowers to shutters beside the front doors.

I can’t wait to share the full summer porch update next week. The new metal wreaths enhance the other decor for this year’s porch, and I know you’ll love it. So stay tuned.

Anthropologie hack metal wreath on moss wreath form on front porch for summer decorating


With a little creativity, you can easily make a DIY metal wreath that looks just as good as the ones from Anthropologie. So get started today and add a touch of style to your home!

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Trendy Anthropologie Hack Metal Wreath using recycled aluminum cans.

Rachel-The Antiqued Journey

Friday 9th of June 2023

Holy cow!!! I've never seen anything like this!! It's SO neat! How creative to use old cans and punch them out. Such a fun wreath to use for the Summer season. Pinned!


Friday 9th of June 2023

Oh, I"m so glad you like this idea. Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday 8th of June 2023

Girl, I wish I had one pinkies worth of your creativity! I adore this wreath and thought it was made with paper. Thank you for linking up on Farmhouse Friday. I'm featuring it tomorrow. Happy weekend! pinned (again)


Thursday 8th of June 2023

Cindy, You are so sweet and I appreciate the feature.


Friday 2nd of June 2023

I love aluminum can upcycles! I have yet to do any myself though. I have a booth locally that I would sell whatever I make in, but I am so worried about how sharp the edges of anything cut from aluminum would be, and I wouldn't want anyone to cut themselves. Do you find after painting that it dulls the edges?


Saturday 3rd of June 2023

Alexandra, I aluminum is very soft and I don't feel there is much risk of being cut. I wouldn't advise letting children play with them but I've handled them before and after paint without being cut.


Friday 2nd of June 2023

I love this wreath, Rachel! What a great project! Sharing this weekend!


Saturday 3rd of June 2023

Kim, I appreciate this so much. Thank you.


Wednesday 31st of May 2023

I love this wreath idea! It turned out so fabulous! And who doesn't love a good Anthropologie hack?!


Wednesday 31st of May 2023

Charity, I'm so glad you liked this one. I'm really happy with it.