I love autumn! There’s just that feeling in the air. Pumpkins, mums, bonfires… I love it all! I love decorating for fall, and I prefer to use natural items the season brings. Real pumpkins, acorns, pinecones, dried florals. It’s all so beautiful, and I don’t have to store it for the next year!
I have a grapevine wreath that I use year round and decorate it according to the season. It’s so versatile, and I love that it’s a frugal and beautiful way to incorporate natural elements into our home. Not to mention, it’s very low waste! All the elements can be put back into nature when you’re done. (If you use hot glue to adhere it all, make sure you get it all off first.)
I typically forage all year for native dried florals, grasses, berries, and plants. I keep them in vase and make arrangements according to colors schemes of the seasons. Because they are all dried, they never go bad!
Here’s what I came up with for fall!
I typically look for dried things that have texture, like the feathery looking grasses, or the weeds that look like wheat. A lot of times, seeds will dry on the stem and those are great for added layering. I enjoy the look of pinecones in my winter wreath as well. Acorns are another nice addition to fall wreaths.
And I can’t forget leaves! My daughter collected these yellow leaves on a nature walk last week, and I knew that they would look great on my wreath!
Here’s what you need to create your own:
Wreath (I uses a grapevine, but you can use whatever kind you have no hand. If you have a foam or metal, prepare to need more dried goods.)
Foraged Dried Goods (examples are grasses, berries, wheat, ivy, leaves, and branches.)
I grabbed a cup of coffee and start just tucking all the pieces into the wreath vines. Sometimes I have to hot glue, but this time it worked out to just tuck it all into it! I spent about 30 minutes tucking and tweaking it all into the wreath and I made a creative mess, which is actually really therapeutic to me! I love the finished look. It looks carefree and put together without looking stuffy. I recently painted my door this color and I love the way the yellows, rusty oranges, ad green go together!
DIY Fall Foraged Wreath
- Hot Glue (optional)
- 1 Wreath I uses a grapevine, but you can use whatever kind you have no hand. If you have a foam or metal, prepare to need more dried goods.
- 10-20 pieces Foraged Dried Goods Examples are grasses, berries, wheat, ivy, leaves, and branches.
Looking for more FALL ideas?!
Alexa at Duvall Homestead posted this delicious Pumpkin Bread Recipe!
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Lazy Creek Homestead posted this easy and delicious Apple Fritter Recipe!
Deanne over at Hummingbird Acres shared this Easy Pumpkin Dip with Cream Cheese Recipe!