How to Make a Modern Nature Loom
This unique woven flower loom is the kind of modern wreath you make once and leave up all year long. If you’ve been dying to try a loom-making project, this will combine the therapeutic joy of weaving with plants.
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- wooden embroidery hoop (only one side)
- black permanent marker
- white sewing thread
- craft knife
- foraged foliage, pre-dried leaves and moss
Step 1: Color Hoop
Color the embroidery hoop with a permanent marker.
Step 2: Make Notches
Use a craft knife to make shallow notches all around the hoop, about 1/4 inch apart.
Step 3: Add Thread
Tie thread to one side of the wooden hoop. Wind it around the hoop in place once then wrap it around the opposite side letting the string rest in a notch. Make sure it’s pulled 26 tight and then wind it around in place. Repeat going from side to side to create your own loom design. We made a fan-shaped loom but almost any net-like string up will work. Once you’re finished, tie the string off and cut off any excess to keep it neat.
Step 4: Weave Foliage
Gather foliage and pre-dried florals. You may want to work with only dried foliage to extend the life of your wreath forever. Use dense foliage to create a base. We used wild sage. Weave into one side of the loom to create a crescent moon shape. Weave in a wide blade of grass to add a straight modern edge to the arrangement. Add dried moss and twigs for variety. Tweak the design until you love it.