Easter Inspiration – DIY Spring Hoop
by Northern Life
A SIMPLE, STUNNING DIY FLORAL HOOP, INSPIRED BY THE VIVID HUES OF NATURE
Our DIY take on embellishing a plain rattan hoop for spring is simple and quick to do.
You will need:
• A rattan hoop
• A selection of dried flowers
• Florist wire
• A good pair of scissors
• Your choice of ribbon or twine to hang it up
Start by planning how you want the floral hoop to look by arranging the flowers. You can move the flowers around as you go, but having a firm starting point is good! You can use the flowers to add impact and colour in specific spots, or have them dotted all the way around your hoop.
Use the two largest, most prominent flowers to anchor your design, and serve as starting points. Here, the pink and orange sprays formed the shape at the bottom of the rattan hoop, balanced out with the beige flowers at the top.
Push the stems through the hoop, forming them around the circle. To keep it more organic and textured, don’t try too hard to get a perfect, round shape. While you want some of the flowers to rest against the hoop, others can also fan out. Secure the flowers with florist wire if you need to.
With the main sections of your hoop mapped out, start pushing and shaping more flowers around it, considering what colours work well with one another. You could go for a tonal approach, or play and experiment with contrast and colour. In this floral hoop, we used a small yellow flower at the top and bottom for balance and symmetry.
And that’s it! Just tie a ribbon around your floral hoop, and it’s all ready to hang.
One of the best things about this project is that the finished piece is so versatile – it’ll look great hanging on a wall, or a door… but it would also be a delightful centrepiece on your dining table for Easter Sunday!
Northern Life Mar/Apr 2022