Learn to make a season-inspired fall foraged floral wreath using free, outdoor dried foraged leaves, grasses, seeds, and flowers! I love taking seasonal walks and grabbing the dried goods that stand out to me.
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
fluttering from the autumn tree.”
What Items Do You Need To Create A Fall Foraged Wreath?
You can, of course, go to a craft store and buy dried florals to make this wreath, but I really prefer to gather from the great outdoors. This helps the true colors of the season to shine!
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You can, of course, use hot glue to add the foraged goods to the wreath, but I prefer to just tuck the stems into the grapevine wreath. Basically I just want to be able to use this wreath year after year, and the hot glue makes it a bit of a mess. This is the same wreath I used last year for my DIY Fall Foraged Wreath. It is really easy to just take off and toss the foraged goods, and have a clean slate for the next season.
I have always liked foraging, although I had no idea growing up that it was called that. All I knew was that I liked picking flowers and gathering leaves and branches. I remember making wreaths from vines when I was in college. Although I was trying to be frugal, it was really more than that. I enjoyed having something I created, that wasn’t like what everyone else had bought.
Additionally, making something that is personal to you and your style can really be fun. It takes time and patience to figure out what you like and what you want to create. Taking walks and seeing what colors and textures stand out to from the season is so special. I really enjoyed finding this seed pod, and the dried cottonwood leaves that I added to this years wreath.
How To Make a Fall Foraged Floral Wreath
Now that you have your foraged goods and your grapevine wreath, grab some scissors. This is the fun part! Start by layering in the longer items. Trim the stems as you go but make sure they are tucked in nice and tight. Save the pieces that are more fragile for last. That way they do not get moved around as much. Layering the colors in is what really makes it stand out. you can choose to go around the whole wreath, of course, I just ended up doing a semi-circle sort of design. I really live the seed pod texture and the way the dried grasses whisp off the sides. Be creative and make it your own!