DIY: Gold Ring Wreath
● By Monica Fatica
Story by Monica Fatica
Photos by Kelli Avila
• Gold metal ring or macramé hoop in the size of your choice (we used 10-inch)
• Seasonal flowers and foliage (we used pineapple guava stems [Feijoa], seeded eucalyptus sprigs and rosemary. Flowers: Roses, red celosia and yellow craspedia)
• Floral wire and wire cutters
• Pruning shears to trim stems
• Leather string or twine
1. Cut the pieces of your plant wire so they are readily available as you begin attaching the foliage and flowers to your ring.
2. Trim your flower or foliage branches, then wrap the foliage around the bottom half of your ring.
3. Secure the foliage with your floral wire pieces, then trim any protruding branch ends that won’t wrap along your ring.
4. Begin adding your larger flowers by tucking them between the foliage stems, then attach them with your floral wire.
5. Use your smaller flowers or sprigs to fill empty spaces and to add texture.
6. Cut a piece of your leather string or twine, then wrap it around the top of your ring.
7. Tie a double knot at the end of the string and trim off any excess length.
8. Hang your wreath above your desk, on a door or anywhere you’ll enjoy. At this point, you can still add in any leftover foliage sprigs if needed.
• Spray paint a silver or green finish ring in gold or brass if you cannot find one readily available.
• Get creative with your foliage by using fragrant herbs, berries or textured greenery like lamb’s ear, dusty miller, ferns or pine varieties for the holidays.
• In lieu of live flowers and foliage, use artificial and attach them with a glue gun for permanent use.
• Dress up your wreath by using flowers like peonies, dahlias, or magnolia for special occasion decor.