I absolutely love raffia. It's pretty, easy to work with, inexpensive, and adds a lot of texture to any object. I also love the natural color.
These hoops are really easy to make and take up a lot of wall space. They can be used in or outdoors and will give any space a tropical, beachy feel. They are also so light that they are easy to hang without damaging your walls or furniture.
TIP: use a hook if displaying these outdoors so that you can easily take them down and store them during rain or snowstorms
You will need:
Wire hoop (I used tomato-cage hoops)
STEP 1: Wrap a raffia string aroud the hoop to cover about 3/4 of the way around.
Start off by folding the rafia on to itself (see below)
STEP 2: Finish covering about 3/4 of the hoop with a dab of glue to hold everything in place. ***SET YOUR GLUE GUN TO LOW*** or you will burn the raffia
STEP 3: Cut remaining raffia into strips of desired length, I cut mine about 18 inches long and varied lengths a little. Tie raffia strips to the remaining, uncovered part of the hoop using a simple knot.
STEP 4: Tie knots to cover the part of the hoop not covered with raffia