Who doesn’t love Autumn? The hedgerows are brimming with berries and the leaves are turning golden. The start of every new season is so uplifting and I always like to bring a bit of it into our home. Today I’d like to show you how to make a simple Autumn wreath.
I’ve spoken before about my love for simple wicker rings – they make wreath-making an absolute doddle. You simply poke things into the gaps! You can tie things down with florist’s wire, but I find that things usually stay put without it.
For this wreath I have used some evergreens from the garden – plus some hawthorn berries, rose-hips, dried poppy heads, leaves, a dried allium and a feather.
Arrange your pieces evenly around your ring – start off with your larger bits of greenery and try to keep things balanced. Finish with a ribbon – I used a natural, bleached one, but a piece of raffia or hessian would look great too. Use a piece of string to hang it up.
My favourite bit is the feather – a treasured find from a walk a few weeks ago. You could also add acorns or pinecones. Use whatever catches your eye!
I bought my wreath from a market many years ago, but similar ones can be bought at florists or in places like Hobbycraft.