Hops Lighted Wreath

Change up your décor with this simple, romantic wreath. It balances a minimal metal hoop with a spring-green curtain of hops, and we love it! 30 minutes is all you need to make your very own.

Materials

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Floral Wire Cutters
  • 1 - Assorted Hops Hanging Bush By Ashland®
  • 1 - Assorted Medium Air Plant Pick By Ashland®
  • 1 - Assorted Aqua/Green Wild Dahlia Stem By Ashland®
  • 1 - Ashland® Flower Market Bush – Cream/Dark Pink/Pink Ranunculus Mix Assorted
  • 1 - Silver Floral Hoop By Ashland® 25.4 cm
  • 1 - Apothecary & Company™ Silver Decorative Micro LED String Lights, 1.5 m
  • 1 - Panacea™ Green Floral Wire, 26 Gauge
  • 1 - Energizer® MAX AA Household Batteries, 4 Pack
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Instructions

Project Note: Use the project image as a guide.

Step 1 Start out by putting the AA batteries into the lights’ battery pack. Turn on the lights and leave them on as you build your wreath.

Step 2 Wrap the strand of lights around the metal hoop, beginning with the bottom. As you work, position the battery pack at the bottom of the wreath, then wrap it with wire to hold it in place.

TIP: While you’re wiring the battery pack onto the hoop, make sure not to cover up its on/off switch! (We hate when that happens.)  

Step 3 Next, use your wire cutters to snip each stem from the Hops bush.

Step 4 Now, wrap one of the stems all the way up the right side of the metal hoop, so that it ends near the hoop’s top. As you wrap, use wire to hold the stem in place.

Step 5 Wrap another stem halfway up the left side of the hoop. Again, secure the stem in place with wire.

Step 6 Take several of the Hops stems and place them over the battery pack at the hoop’s bottom so that they’re hanging down. Wire these in place.

Step 7 Cut your favorite flowers from the remaining stems and wire them in place over your lovely, drapey Hops. Get them exactly where you want them and then use a bit of hot glue to keep them in place.

Step 8 Finally, add a little contrast to your wreath by placing two Air Plant picks right next to the flower cluster. Lovely!

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