Hanging flowers from a chair, hanging flowers on the wall, hanging flowers down the aisle – it all sounds incredibly romantic, and these sweet spring wreaths are just the ticket! Once you’ve made one of these, you’ll be able to whip up many more, allowing you to hang flowers absolutely everywhere!
Using the tiniest piece of oasis allows these spring floral wreaths to last a little longer if we hit some warm weather. If you’re keen to supersize one, simply use a larger piece of oasis, and light and airy blooms!
What You Will Need:
- Lengths of ribbon – approximately 1 metre for one small wreath
- Embroidery hoops, cut in half
- Oasis and fine chicken wire
- Florists twine
- Flowers and foliage – woody and thin stems will always be the easiest the work with
Step 1. Once the embroidery hoops have been sawn in half, drill a small hole through each end to thread ribbon through. Using the lengths of ribbon, thread through the holes, securing with a knot.
Step 2. Cut a small piece of oasis (florist’s foam) approximately 3cm square, and wrap tightly in chicken wire. This will stop the oasis from disintegrating when overloaded with stems. Soak the oasis in fresh water, then bind it onto the wooden embroidery hoop with florists twine or string.
Step 3. Prepare and condition the flowers by removing all foliage. Hang up the wreath before you begin to place flowers in, this will help with placement of flowers and design. Start with the biggest and heaviest blooms being in low, then proceed through to the finest and lightest stems with some height.
Step 4. Ensure each stem is firmly placed, and don’t be shy about shuffling stems around if it’s not working. If the oasis starts to lose its hold, simply start over with a fresh piece. Using only foliage will make the spring wreath a little lighter, and likely to last longer. The wreaths can be made a day ahead of the event.
Step 5. Once you’re happy with the final design, hang up your springtime wreath as a ceremony backdrop, on the newlyweds chairs at the reception venue or down the aisle, and delight in your skills at hanging flowers just about everywhere!
Ms Zebra Says: What a cute idea – and fun way to make the most of all the wonderful Spring florals!
About Ms Honeycomb: My heart and home in Scotland and Australia, I am a florist, flower lover, writer, baker, stylist and sew-er of lovely things, with my darling toddler forever keeping me on my toes!
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