Autumn Wreath Making

I probably spend too much time thinking about decorating my house. I love finding different containers to arrange and present accessories in or around. Whether it is cut flowers from the garden in a vase, a cluster of candles, dried flowers spilling over antique jugs, whatever the accessory I am completely obsessed!

Wreaths, as I talked about in our 'Autumn in the Home' blog, are a great decorative addition to any home and they certainly shouldn't be saved for just the month of December. Here I will show you how to make a beautiful elegant Autumn wreath which is very simple to make.

The first step is to purchase a grapevine wreath, such as the one below. Although you can make one if you wish, if you are tight on time, they are widely available at most places that sell craft goodies.

 

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From here you need to collect together about three different types of decorations. You want to see elements of the frame still, so be careful not to over fill the wreath frame. I have chosen to work with berries, acorns and dried hydrangea heads, as all of these remind me of Autumn.

 

Pre wired berry branches.

Pre wired berry branches.

Wired acorns.

Wired acorns.

Dried Hydrangea clusters

Dried Hydrangea clusters

As both my berries and acorns are pre wired I can push them through the gaps in my wreath and manipulate them so they are attached to the back of the wreath frame. It's really important that you keep turning your wreath and work in the same direction, as this will allow your decorations to flow throughout your display.

 

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Once the berries have been wired on, I can then secure the acorns onto the base as they are already wired too. Lastly I wire up the clusters of hydrangea heads and weave them throughout the design to create a balanced display.

My Autumn Wreath

My Autumn Wreath

There you have it! One Autumn wreath that can be displayed on your front door, kitchen, lounge, bedroom, the list is endless. A simple display to make, but a great arrangement to bring Autumn into the home!

All accessories were bought from Closet & Botts in Lewes, East Sussex.