Fall is a beautiful time of year, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a handmade fall wreath. This post will show you how to make a simple but elegant wreath using natural materials that you can find in your own backyard.
What a glorious Autumn day we are having here in New Hampshire today! The leaves have started to fall, but my trees are still holding on to their brightly colored leaves for as long as they can!
I’ve teamed up with a group of talented ladies to bring you some lovely Fall garden inspiration this week. Thank you to Stacy over at Bricks ‘n Blooms for hosting our blog hop!
Welcome To The Fabulous Fall Garden Tour!
It was the perfect day to take a stroll through my garden and into the woods to see what interesting things I could find.
Every season in the garden has its own feeling.
The Autumn garden is quiet as it winds down for another year. The soft ornamental grass plumes blow in the breeze and there are a few late bloomers having their turn in the spotlight.
Foraging For My Fall Wreath
I grabbed a big basket and my clippers and headed out to see what I could forage to make a Fall wreath.
My basket filled up quickly! I collected different berries from bushes around my yard. I wandered over to the patch of Scotch pines and juniper trees and collected pine cones and a few sprigs of greenery.
I cut dried grasses, rose hips, echinacea globes, a few sunflower heads, and honestly, anything else I came across that seemed interesting.
Here are some things that you can gather to use to make a foraged Fall wreath of your own:
- Dried flowers
- Fall leaves
- Flowers in fall colors
Making The Wreath
I spread everything out on my workbench: Echinacea, berries, pine cones, hydrangeas, dried astilbe, dried wildflowers, and sunflowers.
For this wreath, I am using a 24-inch grapevine wreath but you could use any size wreath that fits your door.
Start with The Greenery
I started with the conifer branches. I just tucked them in between the grapevines.
I wanted a freeform feeling to my foraged wreath and let some of the branches stick out a bit on the sides.
A few colorful hydrangeas were my next addition to the wreath.
Then I popped in the echinacea pods and grass plumes; they both gave some cool texture to the wreath.
Any gaps that I saw I filled in with the different berries I found (ouch, some of them were a little thorny!!)
The sunflowers still look so joyful! I’m sure when I hang this wreath outside the birds will be visiting to get all the seeds out of it.
The last thing I added to the wreath was a few pinecones that I added for some extra texture (just a dab of hot glue on the back)
Here’s the finished Fall wreath. Oh, I think it’s so pretty, and it didn’t cost me a dime to make!
Plus, I got to enjoy some crisp, fresh Autumn air and the beautiful foliage around me.
What a nice way to spend an Autumn afternoon!
Don’t You Just Love October?
I hope this encourages you to head outside and forage for supplies to make your own Fall wreath! It’s so fun to create something that is one of a kind and that was handcrafted by you.
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