DIY Time

By Lindsay Wakeman

If you enjoy DIY projects, then I hope this blog post inspires you to take on this project or something similar! I like to call this my faux foliage wreath project, I saw it on the Cotton Stem Blog and knew I had to try it myself. If I’m being honest, I do not enjoy taking on as many DIY projects, simply because I don’t feel like I have the time. However, this project only took me about 2 hours to complete, so I was able to do it on a Sunday afternoon. I purchased all of my supplies from Hobby Lobby for under $40, which I made sure to time my purchase during a sale. 

Are you ready to get started? Follow the steps below to complete your project!

1. Purchase/gather your supplies: foliage of your choice, embroidery hoops, twine, wire cutters, nails or push pins, a hammer, and a pencil for marking the wall.

2. Place your hoops in the desired arrangement on the floor. Then, mark the nail spots on the wall in the arrangement that you have chosen, and play around with the hoops on the wall. (Also remember that the hoops will shift a little once the foliage has been added!)

3. Cut your foliage, and tie it onto the hoops with your twine. I tied the foliage onto my hoops in about three different areas, but if there is more foliage, I added a few more ties. 4. Begin placing the hoops on the wall, and play with them to get them how you want them. Like I said, the foliage is going to make them move a little from the original look, so don’t be afraid to readjust!

5. If you want to give off the allusion that the hoops are hanging from the ceiling, you can take the twine and hang it from the top of the wall, down to the hoop. I used clear pushpins to hang the twine from the top of the wall.

6. Take a step back, and enjoy your beautiful new wall!
I think this is a great way to fill wall space, especially if you like having foliage throughout your home. I paired mine with some different rustic wood pieces that I have gathered throughout the years. However, you can pair them with anything you like, or leave them as they are. I hope you are able to take on this DIY project in the near future!