Eva Dried Flower Wreath Making Instructions
If you love a DIY project like us here at Dried we know you'll love spending a cosy winters afternoon creating your very own gorgeous dried flower winter wreath!
We've given you a selection of our favourite festive florals including a mix of preserved eucalyptus, gypsophila, birch twigs and ruscus, so you can style your wreath as shown in our pictures of get creative and use your own magical touch!
Our dried flower wreaths are not only beautiful, they're sustainable, lasting year after year! So, get the fire on or a group of friends round and enjoy a crafty afternoon with Dried.
Here's our step by step guide to creating a stunning, sustainable wreath that will last year round.
You will need:
- Wreath ring - we have included a natural grapevine wreath hoop
- Floristry wire (provided)
- Hessian ribbon and twine to finish (provided)
- A selection of dried and preserved foliage (provided)
- Secateurs or sharp scissors
Create mini bunches using a selection of the stems provided. You will need enough bundles to cover around 3/4 of the wreath hoop, or if you want to create a half covered hoop use more foliage in each bundle.
You can either use inspiration from our pictures, or do your own thing!
Tip: For a more wild style keep your bunches longer. Our birch twigs are a great accent piece so keep these long if you'd like to achieve an asymmetric look. For a neater more uniform look cut your bundles shorter and keep each bundle the same height.
Place your first bundle onto your hoop and use the floristry wire included to wrap around the bottom of the bundle and secure into place. Wrap around a few times and ensure the bundle is tightly secured.
Continue to attach your bundles to your hoop, working your way around. Each time you place a new bundle on to your hoop ensure if covers the base and floristry wire of the previous bundle to keep these concealed.
Tip: play around with your bundle placement to get the desired effect from your wreath.
Once you've attached all your bundles, use the hessian ribbon provided to hide the last piece of visible floristry wire.
You can either hang your wreath straight onto the wall, balancing the hoop onto a nail or pin, or, use the twine provided to hang your creation.