Wreaths are no longer just for Christmas. Today we see homes decorated with wreaths for every season and holiday. Since autumn is such a beautiful time of year, wreaths are especially attractive.
Autumn wreaths often attempt to take the most beautiful elements of the fall season and combine them in one artistic statement. They often feature the striking colors of fall foliage and reflect an outdoors or country look.
Autumn wreaths can be based on any number of foundations. One way is the rustic and neutral look of a grapevine wreath. Others may be created on a woody twig base. It is even possible to start with a basic wreath form, often made of foam and available at craft and hobby stores.
The season’s fallen leaves made colorful wreaths. Although they are lovely, the disadvantage of these is that they are short-lived. The leaves dry and crack. Because of this, many wreath makers rely on silk and other artificial leaves to decorate their projects. Accents are often provided by simple homemade bows and ribbons. Small seasonal decorations, like miniature scarecrows, are sometimes attached to the finished product with a glue gun as a way of celebrating the season.
There are really no hard and fast rules when it comes to creating an autumn wreath. The idea is to capture the essence of autumn, and that can be accomplished in a number of ways. An autumn wreath is an exercise in creativity and many beautiful variations can be seen all around the neighborhoods.
Have some fun! Be creative! Use your imagination!
Share pictures of what you make! We’d all like to enjoy them!