DIY: Floral Hoop
Materials you will need:
Floral wire or a pre-made wreath frame
Floral tape or wire
Assorted fresh or dried flowers and foliage (the leafy parts of the flower/plant)
Pruning shears or scissors
Ribbon or string (optional)
Step 1: Prepare your materials
Gather all the materials needed for the wreath-making process. Make sure your flowers and foliage are clean and hydrated if using fresh blooms.
Step 2: Create the base
If you're using floral wire, shape it into a circular form to create the base of your wreath. Alternatively, you can use a pre-made wreath frame. The frame should be sturdy and provide a good foundation for attaching flowers and foliage.
Step 3: Secure the base
Use floral tape or wire to secure the ends of the floral wire together, or if you're using a pre-made frame, make sure it's securely fastened.
Step 4: Prepare your flowers and foliage
Trim the stems of your flowers and foliage to a manageable length, leaving a few inches for attaching them to the wreath. Remove any excess leaves or thorns that may interfere with the arrangement.
Step 5: Attach foliage to the base
Begin by attaching foliage to the wreath base. Take a piece of foliage and position it against the base, then wrap floral tape or wire tightly around the stem and the base, securing it in place. Continue adding foliage pieces, overlapping them slightly as you work your way around the wreath.
Step 6: Add flowers
Once you have a lush foliage base, start adding your flowers. Choose flowers that are durable and can withstand being attached to the wreath. Insert the stems of the flowers into the foliage base and secure them with floral tape or wire.
Step 7: Create a balanced arrangement
Distribute the flowers evenly around the wreath, making sure to vary the colors, textures, and sizes for an aesthetically pleasing arrangement. Step back occasionally to assess the balance and adjust as needed.
Step 8: Fill in any gaps
If there are any visible gaps or areas that need more foliage or flowers, add additional pieces to create a fuller and more balanced look. Ensure all stems are securely fastened with floral tape or wire.
Step 9: Finishing touches
Once you're satisfied with the arrangement, trim any excess stems or foliage that may be sticking out. Check for any loose wires or tape and secure them as needed.
Step 10: Optional embellishments
If desired, add a ribbon or string to the top of the wreath for hanging. Choose a colour and style that complements your floral arrangement. Secure it to the wreath by tying it in a knot or using floral wire.
Once you've mastered making small floral hoops, it's time to tackle something grander: the floral hoop backdrop!