We spent a few days last week visiting family, which gave me the perfect excuse to get messy with autumn leaves. It’s amazing how much fun you can have scooping them into a big pile (and kicking them around as if they’ve never been disturbed)!
I saved some pretty yellow leaves so that I could use them to make a simple DIY autumn door wreath.
Gather your supplies
This is all you’ll need:
- bag of leaves – the more the better
- length of sturdy floristry wire – or a wire coat hanger
How to make an autumn door wreath
Cut a length of wire longer than finished size of your door wreath
Thread your leaves onto the wire. Its quickest if you grab a handful of leaves, and pierce of wodge of them in one go.
Continue until you have no more leaves and then twist the two ends of wire together. If like me you don’t really have enough leaves to create a really full wreath, go back along the length of your wire and kink it a regular intervals. This stops the leaves from separating out/collecting at the bottom of your door ring.
If you don’t have any thick floristry wire to hand, you can use a wire coat hanger. Fashion the wire into a circle and cut open the hanger at the base of the hook. Thread your leaves. Once complete turn over the end of the cut wire to stop the leaves falling off. You can disguise this opening by pushing the door ring closed, or tie a ribbon at the base of the hook.
I’d love to hear how you get on with this project – leave me a comment in the box below, or tag me into a photo on Facebook or Twitter.
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Dates for your diary
Saturday 21 November learn how to create a hand tied posy in Ashford
Tuesday 24 November a three week course in arranging flowers for Christmas in Deal
28 November, 2 December and 3 December – pick a date and time to suit you for one of my Christmas door wreath workshops being held in association with Anna’s Country Flowers
Wednesday 16 December – come along to Belmont House & Gardens and create a contemporary flower arrangement. Using new techniques you’ll create a design that can be adapted from a traditional arrangement into something a little bit out of the ordinary.
Until next time, happy flowers!
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