The holidays are a time of giving, receiving – and decorating! And let’s be honest, a holiday decor isn’t quite complete without a beautiful wreath.
To help bring the final touch to your decor this year, DeSerres collaborator Chloé Comte invites you to create a wreath that is affordable, minimalist, and totally aligned with current art trends.
To create this lovely dried flower wreath, simply follow the steps one by one (like a recipe!) You’ll be so proud to hang your results year after year!
A project by: Chloé Comte
- 1 bamboo embroidery hoop (14" diameter)
- Natural rope
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Dried flowers
- Branches, synthetic flowers
- Hair spray
Start by sawing off the embroidery hoop closure (located on the hoop opening).
Before gluing the dried or synthetic flowers and branches, start by placing them on the embroidery hoop (on the two interlocking parts), to create the final look of the wreath.
Tip: Limit yourself to a choice of three colours to achieve a harmonious result. For example, for my wreath, I chose green, off-white and golden yellow.
Once the final look of the wreath has been established, put the branches aside and start decorating the front of the embroidery hoop. Starting with the front and not the sides will help "weld" the two parts of the hoop together, as well as make it easier to visualize the final result.
Still with the glue gun, gradually place the flowers and branches, filling in the gaps. Add volume to the sides and top.
Tip: Remember to take a step back and make sure you are happy with the result before gluing!
To create the suspension system for the wreath, form a loop with the natural cord.
Attach the loop to the top of the wreath with the glue gun.
Tip: To make sure it's solid, I glued the two ends of the natural rope knot between the two rings. I then secured the whole thing with glue.
Wrap the remaining visible parts of the hoop with wool. Attach it to the back of the hoop every 4-5 turns with a dot of hot glue. This will add a wintery finishing touch to your wreath.
And that's it, your minimalist holiday wreath is done! Now, all you have to do is find a cozy, warm spot for it in your home.
Tip: Spray the dried flowers or branches with a little hairspray. This will protect and preserve them for longer!