Who doesn’t love a good, ol’ fashioned hoop wreath? The beautifully light up your apartment home and are perfect for any season – Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall. And, even though wreaths can cost a pretty penny to purchase pre-made, they’re actually pretty easy and affordable to make on your own! Plus, it makes for the perfect DIY project to eat up some of the extra time you have in quarantine. Want to get started? Check out this Do-It-Yourself Floral Wreath project below!
• Metal hoop or embroidery hoop, approximately 12 inches
• Floral wire
• 3 filler flowers
• 2 sprigs of greenery
• 1 main flower
• Wire cutters
• Hot glue gun, optional
1. After you have gathered your supplies and tools, cut and arrange your florals. Remove any unnecessary leaves and cut extra-long stems down. Then, begin arranging how you'd like your wreath to look, before actual wiring and gluing anything down.
2. Next, attach your greenery by taking the sprigs of greenery you’ve selected and wire one at a time along one half of the metal hoop. Wrap the wire along the length of each stem, making sure to lift leaves as you go. If you find that the wire isn't holding the plants exactly how you want, use a hot glue gun and make adjustments, as needed.
3. Now, place your filler flowers. Take the smaller blooms you selected and begin wiring them into the sparser spots of the wreath. Use the same method you did for the greenery, but avoid wrapping the entire flower. Use hot glue gun again, if needed, to help make the flowers stick.
4. Take your main bloom and wire it onto your frame. Play around with it and see what type of layout you like best. As with the other flowers and greenery, use your wire to attach the flower.
5. Set and attach the ribbon. Then, allow the wreath to set for half an hour. This gives the flowers a chance to adjust within the wire, and if you used hot glue as reinforcement, it allows it to fully dry. After, tie a ribbon to the top of your wreath for hanging and place above the mantel, on a wall, or on a door.
Inspiration can come from anywhere – just ask the team at Haven at Bellaire Apartments in Richmond, Texas. By passing along this information, we hope to inspire you with new ideas, projects, and goals.