Autumn leaves.

As the seasons change, and the shops start to fill up with Halloween and Christmas decorations, it can be frustrating that there are no decorations to celebrate the colder weather. With Harvest Festival and Diwali fast approaching, autumn is a special time for many, and this should be celebrated as much as possible. Bring some autumnal cheer into your home with an autumn wreath – easy to make, and a gorgeous decoration you can bring out year after year!

Things you will need:

  • A wreath frame – you can buy these or make your own out of leftover cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Twine or green hobby wire
  • Flowers and foliage – this is best if it is fake, as real ones will die quickly
  • Decorations


Think about the theme

Before making your wreath, it is best to think about what theme you are going to go for. Do you want it to be autumnal auburns and browns? Or have some colour with gorgeous autumnal flowers like sunflowers? Do you want to add other decorations to it, like bows? All of this needs to be planned in advance, so that you can make sure you have everything you need.


Making the Wreath

Making an autumn wreath is easy, but it may take you some time. Make sure you have everything you need in front of you – when it comes to flowers and foliage, it is better to have too much than not enough. Anything that is left over can be used when you make another wreath!

Try and cut down all the stems on your artificial foliage to a manageable length. This will make it easier for you to tie or wire them to your wreath frame. The most important part of making a wreath look real and convincing is depth, so layering your artificial leaves and flowers is a good idea. Make tiny bouquets and attach them to the wreath, making sure not to add too much so that it looks cluttered.

Once you have the base sorted, you can start to add tiny flowers as accents. Pick smaller flowers and wire them directly onto the frame, to give the wreath depth and elevate the colours you have picked out. Make sure there are no gaps – you don’t want to be able to see the frame or any wire, as it will ruin the illusion! Finally, add any ribbons or extra decorations you might have to top it off.

There you have it! A gorgeous wreath, perfect for autumn.