To celebrate our new direct shipping to the UK we teamed up with London’s own silk flower designer Friend of Faux to create this gorgeous DIY . Afloral silk flowers made the trip across the ocean and were turned into this amazing Faux Foliage Wreath.
Follow along with Friend of Faux and create your own!
You will need:
– A wreath frame or hula hoop. I’ve used a hula hoop as I want to create a giant wreath for more impact but it’s up to you.
– Wire cutters
– Floral tape
– Fishing wire
– A range of greenery – I’ve gone for a mix of silvery green foliage (eucalyptus, dusty miller, and lambs ear) along with some delicate Astilbe and Sedum for some detail.Method:
1. Wrap the floral tape around the entire hula hoop to create a neat green ring. If you’re using a wire wreath frame, skip this step.2. Using a nice mix of your foliage, make small bundles secured at the end with some floral tape. 3. Place on the hoop or frame and secure with tape.4. Working in anti-clockwise motion, place another bunch on the hoop so it overlaps with the last. Keep doing this until you have covered the whole frame.5. Once the wreath is full of foliage go in and add your detail pieces fanning out from the middle in opposite directions. The Astilbe is great for this and creates a fan-effect but you can use berries or flowers.6. Tie a bow in the middle at the bottom to create a focal point and use fishing wire to secure your wreath to a door or wall.
Hang on your door for the holidays, decorate your home, or use as a backdrop at your wedding. The gorgeous greenery will really bring life to your décor.
For all of the products used in this DIY click here.