HOW TO MAKE… A PAPER WREATH
lowest berry. Wind the ribbon around and down the stems, securing along the way and when you reach the end.
10 To make the wild flowers, cut a 2.5 x 13cm (1 x 5 ") strip from both the coral and blush paper. Cover one piece lightly with glue and laminate together with the second colour strip. Repeat three times, so that you have three laminated strips, and leave until dry.
11 Snip vertically with the grain of the paper along the strip, making cuts as narrow as possible to create a delicate fringe, and leaving only 0.5cm ( ") of the base fully intact, as shown.
12 Apply a light layer of glue on the base of the fringed crepe and wrap around the top of a floral wire.
13 Cut another 0.5cm ( ") wide strip of green paper to make a ribbon. Apply glue and just cover the base of the wild flower, as shown, don’t move it further down the stem. Use your fingers to lightly rough up the fringe.
14 To decorate the inner hoop, secure a stem of sweet pea by holding the stem with your thumb where you’d like it positioned, then wind the stem tightly around the inner hoop. Arrange sweet peas around the hoop at organically regular intervals, referring to the image as a guide.
15 Repeat the Step 14 process with the clusters of berries.
16 Once again, repeat the Step 14 process with the sweet pea leaves to complete the inner hoop.
17 Unscrew the outer part of the embroidery hoop to its loosest fitting. Fold the tulle fabric in half to form a double layered 20 x 20cm (77/ x 77/ 8") square and place it over 8 the outer hoop. Now carefully place the decorated inner hoop in the outer hoop and push down so they’re sitting snugly together. Screw the outer part of the hoop tighter if necessary. Secure the fabric to the outer hoop with glue and trim away the excess.
18 To finish, thread the wires of the wild flowers through the tulle fabric at your desired points. Bend the wire at 90° to the flower head and feed through the fabric again to secure it around the hoop once or twice. Trim away any excess wire ends to neaten.