Interior Design Home DIY: Creating a Dried Flower Wreath for Autumn
I am obsessed with dried flowers this year, I think they are creating that autumn feeling and last forever if they are looked after well. I popped over to my favourite local flower farm shop The Southwold Flower Co in Reydon. They offer products, workshops and activities throughout the year, including pick your own flowers to kiddies flower arranging workshops. They have the most beautiful shop which you can see on their Instagram here.
The item you need:
- Dried flowers of your choice
- A metal hoop
- Florist wire reel
- A pair of scissors
- A pair of long nosed pliers
The first thing is to pick the flowers that you would like in your wreath and pick the colours that reflect your style. I went for muted colours with a bold yellow to give it a pop of colour also my front door is green so the yellow will contrast. Once you have your flowers picked out you will then need to purchase a wire hoop, this was supplied by The Southwold co shop however if yours does not stock them you can find a variety online as well as some florist reel wire. Lastly a pair of scissors and a pair of long-nosed pliers. Make sure you pick an area to do this that you don't mind getting messy.
Once you have all the items needed, its time to start creating! Firstly select a few different flowers from your selection and arrange them into a small bundle and cut the stems relatively short (between 5 and 10 cm). Once they are arranged how you are happy with place them over the hoop, see photo below.
Cut a piece of the florist reel wire about 4-5cm using the long-nosed pliers, this is to secure the flowers to the hoop. Hold the small bundle of flowers to the hoop and wrap the wire firmly around the stems, making sure it is securely fixed to the hoop. Wrap around three times if you can and then twist both ends around each other to lock together, see images below.
Add a second bundle of flowers and place over the top of the first bundle but further down the hoop, making sure the wire holding the first bundle is being covered by the flowers. Next secure the second bundle in place exactly how we did with the first.
This method is repeated around the rest of the hoop, see images below to see the process.
Once you get to the last section, this is the slightly more difficult part as it is fiddly to do. The key is to tuck and secure the last bundle of flowers neatly under the first bundle we secured to the hoop, it may take a couple of goes to get in nicely hidden. See images below for more detail in how to do this.
The end result is a beautiful easy to make an autumn wreath that can be hung on the front door or inside to create a cozy autumn feeling to your home.
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