Make Faux Feel Fresh With a DIY Lavender Wreath
Welcome warm weather with a wreath that will last through spring and summer.
- 12" wood embroidery hoop
- 14" brass hoop
- (1) tall, narrow plastic eucalyptus bush
- (2) faux lavender picks
- hot-glue gun
- clear tape
- duct tape
- 22-gauge floral stem wire
- wire cutters
- wired ribbon (my ribbon's width: 2-1/2")
- floral stem wrapping tape
You can find the materials for this wreath at a craft store or online. I recommend selecting your faux eucalyptus and lavender in person to ensure it’s the color and texture you like best.
Attach Wood + Brass Hoops
On a flat surface, lay the wood embroidery hoop inside the brass hoop. Rotate the wood hoop so its hardware is positioned at the bottom of the brass hoop, off center, to one side. Now, scoot the wood hoop up so it meets the brass hoop in the top center, the spot from which it will hang. Secure them together with clear tape. (You will remove this tape later, but it helps keep your hoops steady as you build.) Once secured at the top, cut a piece of duct tape, and attach it to the wood hoop’s metal hardware so it’s mostly covered. Wrap the duct tape around both hoops, so it securely attaches them and also forms a taut platform above the hardware.
Cut Lavender + Eucalyptus
Using wire cutters, trim lavender picks to desired length. I cut mine into individual lavender sprigs with minimal leaves. Trim eucalyptus to a similar length.
Divide trimmed lavender and eucalyptus in half to create two equal bunches. Arrange the bunches to your liking and then use twine to secure each bunch tight at its base. Wrap the twine around each bunch twice, tying tight knots to ensure plenty of support. Trim the ends of twine.
Place the base of each secured bunch atop the duct tape, facing opposite each other. Move them around until the bunches are positioned to your liking. Remember that your arrangement should be off-center, and your bunches should follow the shape of the circle. Use a hot-glue gun to secure the two bunches to the duct tape platform. Then, use floral wire to further secure the florals to the hoops, wrapping the wire around each bunch and both hoops several times.
Use floral stem wrapping tape to cover the entire attachment area. Wrap the tape around all exposed stems and floral wire. Keep wrapping until you’ve created a soft, smooth surface. Cut a piece of ribbon to cover the tape. Wrap the ribbon around, using its wire to help smooth and sculpt it into place. Flip the wreath over and secure the ribbon in the back using the hot-glue gun.
Hang + Admire!
Carefully remove the clear tape from the top of the wreath, and hang it however you’d like.