Good morning friends, it’s Alicia from A Burst of Beautiful visiting with you again today!
Fall is in full swing around our house, the cooler temperatures and shorter days have inspired me to start decorating our home for the coming season. Although I will miss the lazy days of summer, I always enjoy the transition into the fall months, so full of warmth and comfort.
I tend to decorate our home in a very neutral color palette so that I am able to easily add different colors or patterns based on the season. One of the things I love most about the fall is the rich harvest colors. I find so much beauty and inspiration in the changing leaves, flowering mums and organically shaped gourds and pumpkins that are so prevalent this time of the year. I think it’s these deep colors that help add an extra layer of warmth to our homes during this season.
This year I am really drawn to the golden colors that are popping up in nature. You’ll find black-eyed Susans, sunflowers and goldenrod scattered throughout our living room, mudroom and kitchen for our fall home tour.
So today I want to share with you this very simple natural fall wreath I made from only three supplies – a grapevine wreath, faux goldenrod stems and fresh clippings from our yard.
It’s a quick and inexpensive way to add a little touch of fall to your home.
- Grapevine wreath
- Faux goldenrod stems
- Fresh greenery
- Start by foraging around in your own backyard. I chose to clip small branches from our crab apple tree because I loved the tiny berries that were slowly beginning to turn orange. But you can choose any type of tree that you like, just be sure the branches are small enough to slip through the branches of the grapevine wreath.
- Next, using wire cutters cut apart the faux goldenrod stem so that it is in individual pieces. I also removed the green leaves from each piece as I didn’t like the color.
- Finally, slip the branches and faux floral stems through the grapevine wreath to create the look you want. I don’t like to use hot glue or floral wire to hold the pieces in place as I take my wreaths apart each year (you’ll have to do this as you’re using fresh greenery) so that I can use the wreaths again for the coming season.
That’s all there is to it, a simple and fun fall project! Have you begun embracing the fall season yet, or are you still savoring every last bit of summer before it ends?