Plants don’t just belong in pots and vases! This is a very easy tutorial that shows you how to make your very own simple foliage wreathes to hang proudly on the wall or front door.
What You’ll Need
- An embroidery hoop (or 2)
- Secateurs to trim foliage
- Green Florist Tape
- Fishing line
- Yarn to hang
How to Make Your Wreath
1. First thing you’ll need to do is lay out the foliage so you can see each piece and it’s length. Lay out in the shape you plan to create. If you are doing exactly as pictured, try and find similar size pieces for the left and right side. You may need to trim branches down a little to fit better as you go.
2. Start with your bottom branch, this should be the largest one. Wrap the base of the branch with a strip of florist tape keeping it night and tight. Cut another piece of tape and wrap the piece of foliage onto the hoop, positioning it to the left or right of the centre. I started with the larger branches on the bottom and this helped to give it shape.
3. Repeat step one with continue branches, hiding the tape behind the layers. As you build up, if pieces are hanging off awkwardly or you’re struggling with hiding the tape, crack out the fishing line and weave it around the branch a few times before wrapping and weaving around the hoop. I found the fishing line incredibly useful with the smaller pieces that were in front to hold the exact shape I wanted.
4. Using your yarn, tie it around the top of your hoop/s, knotting at the top. Hanging somewhere special for all to see and admire. Depending on the foliage, your wreath could last weeks or even months! If you use something similar to what we’ve used, it will start to look a little drier around the third week. You could try this with Australian Natives which change and dry out but still hold great shape for months.
We made 2 wreathes, one smaller asymmetrical, one large and centred! Get creative with this one and make something unique and impressive to show off! As always we love to see your creations, so tag your pics with #makerssociety so we can share some love!