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Posted on 03.12.2017
How to make a giant wreath
Wreaths are not just for outdoors and not just for Christmas, although this one most definitely is. And it is also easy in inexpensive to make. You just need a little time.
We have made wreaths, extravagant and modest, floral and metallic in the past, depending on our mood each year and this year we went supersized! So get a big glass of mulled wine in your hand and we will show you how to make a giant impact in your home this festive season.
You will need:
One large hula hoop
Masking tape or Florists Tape (Green)
Lots of Foliage
What you need (Photo by 2LG)
First of all - wrap your ring in tape to make it green and help give a rough surface for the foliage.
Wrap your hula hoop in tape
Select your foliage - we used bay branches and and ivy and yew and a couple of branched cut from the back of our christmas tree... but eucalyptus or laurel would also work (anything that looks beautiful dry too)
Cut the foliage into smaller manageable branches and make lots of small mixed foliage bunches using florists wire to wrap the ends together...
Treat yourself to a mulled wine and mince pie break (these are vegan ones from ocado!)
Mulled wine and mince pies
Attached the bunches all the way around the hoop with more florists wire, splaying them outwards as you go!
Light it up! We used a self timed battery pack led string of lights with warm white lights and a thin wire that you can hide in the leaves.
Add in decorations or dried flower heads to give that extra oomph if you like! You can just wire these separately and gently tuck them in.
But you could use pine cones or baubles...anything you fancy!
Hang it up (here we've used a picture rail hook and brass chain for the diy store). Stand back and enjoy your guests' gasps of joy!