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.
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.
Anna Potter is the founder of Swallows & Damsons, a floral studio in Sheffield, England. Follow her on Instagram for endless inspiration, and watch for more of her how-to's coming to Food52.
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