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A modern twist on a traditional door wreath can make a striking impact hanging indoors on a wall as part of your holiday decorations.
The metallic hoop brings that touch of sparkle and balances perfectly with wild scrappy foliage and twigs—set off with a dark, luxe velvet ribbon for romantic winter glamour.
Here's what you'll need:
- A hula hoop
- Metallic spray paint (here, gold)
- Floral wire
- A selection of foliage, such as dusty miller, eucalyptus, twigs, magnolia leaves, and grasses
- Velvet ribbon (here, dark blue)
How to put it together:
Take a regular hula hoop and spray each side with gold (or any other metallic tone) spray paint and leave to dry fully.
Attach your roll of wire to the hoop with a simple knot. Take small sprigs of your chosen foliages and cluster them together to form a bunch. Lay this flat on the frame and wrap the wire around the bottom part of the stems a few times to secure.
Repeat the previous step, staggering the bunches of foliage along the hoop.
When one third of the hoop is covered it's time to change direction.
The next two or three bunches should be slightly bigger in size and cover the stems of the previous bunches. Tuck the stems into the foliage already attached to the wreath to create a seamless join.
Tie your chosen ribbon to the top of your wreath, this can also act as a way to hang the hoop.
Note: I choose the ingredients for the wreath carefully, bearing in mind how it will look when it has dried out. Foliages such as dusty miller and eucalyptus hold their shape and colour; twigs and grasses work well too.
Tell us: What other sorts of decorations do you make using winter foliage?