Hello and welcome to this week’s #romancingthehome challenge: An Autumn wreath! I do love a wreath, I have no idea why, but I do. I also love the smell of fresh eucalyptus. Ooh, and apples; apple pie is my absolute favourite. So, why am I going on about all these things? Because that’s what I used to make my wreath!
What I used:
- A bunch of fresh eucalyptus – it dries so well and it smells amazing!
- A pack of fresh apples
- Grapevine wreath
- Ceramic owl decoration
- Floral wire
- Cocktail sticks
- Natural raffia
What I did:
- I removed the spring faux greenery and florals from my grapevine wreath.
- I then trimmed down some of the fresh eucalyptus and threaded it through the wreath.
- Continue building the wreath to your liking. I like to see the grapevine wreath, so I only added eucalyptus to a portion of the wreath. Use the floral wire to hold in place, where necessary.
- Once done with the greenery, I got started on the apples. I stuck them with a cocktail stick and then inserted into the wreath. I secured with more floral wire. You could probably use a glue gun here, but it just felt odd to use a glue gun on fresh apples!
- I continued to pierce and add apples, until I was happy with the look.
- Once all the apples were in place, I added some raffia to help secure them. I left some of the tails out, to add to the whole rustic, harvest theme.
- I hung it in it’s spot, added the owl decoration, and tweaked until I had tweaked too much!
That’s it, it’s all done. It’s very rustic, but I love it. And so simple too!
I’ll probably keep changing it up, but it’s done for now!
Please don’t forget to check out my friends and their gorgeous creations; these ladies are so talented!
Welcome to Autumn Friends!! Are you as excited as I am?!