A Floral Hanging
Flowers are an undeniably effective way to decorate. Whether it be for an event like a wedding or party or simply to add something to an otherwise bland wall a floral hanging can make for a particularly effective decorative feature. So when decorating my house for a recent party with friends I decided to try one out.
The hanging took less than an hour to make and almost three weeks later it's still hanging! I choose greenery and flowers that look good when dried out for that reason. I used a combination of eucalyptus, wax flowers, acorns and pink berries for this one but I'd be keen to try incorporating things like hydrangeas, thistle or lavender and herbs like rosemary and bay leaf for added fragrances and greens that also dry well.
To make the hanging you'll need:
- A Secateurs
- Long Branches
- Green Florist Wire
- A Selection of Flowers, Greenery and Decorations
- A Long Piece of Ribbon
To make the hanging I tied together several long branches measuring approx. 70 - 80cm with florist wire. By combining several branches the hanging becomes more robust and the flowers and greenery can be inserted in gaps between the branches. I also secured the flowers and greenery to the branches with florist wire to keep them in place.
I then used a long ribbon and tied either end of the ribbon at either end of the hanging. The length of the ribbon may need to be altered for the hanging to sit flush against the wall, so I'd advise starting relatively long and then trimming as necessary.