I believe the traditional method of wreath making is to create little bunches of foliage and then tie them onto your hoop. This gives a very neat and uniformed look. I wanted this wreath to have more of a natural feel … some might say messy … so I wired some of my foliage in place individually as this allowed me to create a more organic shape.
To start, take the largest pieces of foliage (the Willow eucalyptus) and have a play with positioning it over your hoop. It’s a good idea to decide where you want your ribbon to go as this will set the direction for your foliage. I wanted my ribbon to be to the side so that the wreath would be asymmetrical. The point at which the foliage crosses, in image one, is where my ribbon will sit. Once you’re happy with the positions, wire the stems into place. Keep the wire neat and make sure the stems are secure.