A bit of a change from my usual post, but I recently made a floral wreath for an online course and thought now might be a good time to share. It’s a project that can be done with the children (under supervision with scissors of course), and you probably have all the materials you need at home. I used faux botanicals for mine, but you could just as easily snip some blossom from the hedgerows while you’re out for your morning walk. And if you don’t have any large flower heads you can substitute a large bow instead. Just because Easter will probably be during lockdown this year, it doesn’t mean we can’t decorate our homes after all.
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What You Will Need
- 12 inch (30 cms) Metal Floral Hoop Ring (available on Amazon).
- Green Floristry Wire (available on Amazon).
- Plastic Coated Twist Ties (available on Amazon).
- Wire Cutters.
- Sprigs of Eucalyptus or Green Foliage (Faux Eucalyptus is available at Hobbycraft).
- Sprigs of Cherry Blossom or Any Other Blossom.
- 3 Large Flower Heads.
- Plastic Mini Eggs (available from Hobbycraft).
1.Cut the eucalyptus into equal lengths and arrange around the metal ring. Make sure the arrangement is asymmetrical but allow leaves to poke out naturally. And don’t forget to leave a space at the bottom for the large flower heads.
2. Attach to the metal ring with florists wire – I prefer plastic coated garden wire as it is easier to twist with the fingers and doesn’t slide around the metal ring so much.
3. Arrange a couple of sprigs of blossom and also attach with wire.
4. Snip off any bits of wire sticking out.
5. Attach the three large flower heads to the ring with floristry wire.
6. Add a few plastic easter eggs in between the foliage. The ones I chose already had a hole at one end. I created a hairpin bend in the wire and pushed into the hole. The wire then expanded inside the egg keeping it secure.
7. Tie some ribbon to the top for hanging.