Tahitian Wrap Door Wreath

Of course a door wreath made from live flowers can't be created to last more than a few hours. So I selected silk flowers that reminded me of the fresh ones I used to make leis and heis on the islands.  I liked the idea of the Tahitian method of wrapping flowers to a base to create a door wreath.  Just looking at this beautiful creation brings back memories of my vacation.  I cut the silk flowers from their stems to imitate fresh blooms and wrapped them on the wreath base. The super inexpensive base for the wreath is clear hose from the hardware store.

Directions

step 1 - Cut hose to measure 36” long.  Bring the ends together and tape them with frog tape to form a perfect 12" circle.

step 1 - Cut hose to measure 36” long.  Bring the ends together and tape them with frog tape to form a perfect 12" circle.

step 2 - Use 3 or 4 different kinds of flowers and sprays mixing sizes and colors. Cut the stems to about one inch long.

step 2 - Use 3 or 4 different kinds of flowers and sprays mixing sizes and colors. Cut the stems to about one inch long.

step 3 - If your greens are a garland like mine were, cut them into pieces measuring about 6” long.

step 3 - If your greens are a garland like mine were, cut them into pieces measuring about 6” long.

step 4 - Cut a length of green ribbon three times the circumference of the tubing.  Form a loop on one ribbon end.  Place it behind the tube.  Bring the long ends through the loop to secure it in place.  Wrap a piece of tape around it if you like for added stability.

step 4 - Cut a length of green ribbon three times the circumference of the tubing.  Form a loop on one ribbon end.  Place it behind the tube.  Bring the long ends through the loop to secure it in place.  Wrap a piece of tape around it if you like for added stability.

step 5 - Begin adding stems to the tube and wrapping ribbon around them to secure them.  Work in one direction.  As you continue to add stems, place them in position to cover the previous wrap.  Work your way around the circle.  Do not force the stems into a straight position following the tubing.  Allow stems to angle slightly and point away from the inside ring, especially the greens.  This will create a nice wide lacy finished wreath.

step 5 - Begin adding stems to the tube and wrapping ribbon around them to secure them.  Work in one direction.  As you continue to add stems, place them in position to cover the previous wrap.  Work your way around the circle.  Do not force the stems into a straight position following the tubing.  Allow stems to angle slightly and point away from the inside ring, especially the greens.  This will create a nice wide lacy finished wreath.

step 6 - Complete the wreath by forming a loop in the ribbon and bringing the long ends through as you did in step 4.  Bring the ends around and tie them in a knot around the tube hiding them in the flowers.

step 7 - Hang the wreath from a wide white ribbon.


Supplies

At JoAnns

  • All Floral Stems and Greens
  •  wide white ribbon
  • .25” wide green ribbon
  • Frog tape
  • scissors

At Lowe’s

  • clear .75” round hose

 


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