It’s that beautiful time of the year, once again! Mother Nature is changing into her colorful clothes!
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus
Because autumn always inspires me, I wanted to celebrate it in a special way, and what better way than by decorating the house with a gorgeous wreath made out of leaves. Amazing what a jog through the forest can do to my creativity level 🙂
What you will need:
- Flexible twigs
- Short straight sticks
- Leaves both on twigs and individual
- Pine cones
- Thin string – I used a black string
- Short fabric strip, for a ribbon; / a ribbon.
Instructions – Step by step:
- I started by using the two flexible twigs to create a circle, as a base for the wreath.
- Next, I started adding the green leaves to the circle, using string where needed, in order to fix them in place.
- The red leaves were added next, giving the wreath some color.
- I used string to fix the cones and the acorns to the circle. Using acorns which still have a bit of tail left, makes the job go much smoother.
- The short straight sticks went all around the circle, framing the leaves.
- And last but not least, I used the fabric strip to make a ribbon for the wreath. You can go for whatever color you like, I used what I had around the house.
- Last step is to find a door, fix the wreath, step back and admire it 🙂 Job well done!
In case you decide to make your own, please consider using only twigs, leaves, acorns and cones which you already find on the ground. I believe it’s much better to recycle what the trees don’t need anymore, rather than to hurt the plants for our entertainment.
I hope you enjoyed it, and you found the instructions useful. Happy Fall!