Autumn wreath design ideas

While some people may think that everything starts to die in the autumn months, it truly is a season full of opportunity. Nature manages to produce the most beautiful craft materials during the time of year when we least expect it. The colours and textures of everything around us are very different from the bright colours of summer. If you are lucky enough to have your own yard full of trees and flowers, you will have a wonderful variety to choose from. If your garden consists mostly of evergreen plants or if you don’t have plants that bloom in the autumn, you can always turn to your local florist when it comes to your autumn wreath design.

Seasonal flowers

Whether you prefer to use fresh or artificial flowers, you should always keep in mind which flowers are actually in season. For example, don’t include summer flowers in an autumn wreath or bouquet. Indeed, wreaths are the perfect type of arrangement to celebrate autumn and even winter. Christmas wreaths are a popular decorative item found in homes during the holiday season, but you don’t have to wait until Christmas to decorate your home with wreaths. Christmas wreaths typically include red, white, and green, while autumn designs include red, orange, gold, mustard, dark green, and brown. You can also add a little cream here and there to liven it up a bit.

Family fun

Wreaths are fun and easy to make, and you can display them wherever you want. This is a great family project for those rainy days. You can let kids make their own designs for their rooms and offer minimal assistance depending on their skill level. Another great advantage of an autumn wreath is that they don’t have to take up much space in your home. Unlike conventional bouquets, you can hang them on the wall or door. There is no risk of your pets or small children getting their hands on properly hung wreaths out of their reach.

Dried design

The foyer of your home or country-style kitchen is best decorated with a classic-style wreath made of intertwined vines. Once the base of the wreath is ready, you can decorate it by adding several flowers to the centre and attach a straw ribbon to the base of the wreath to give it the finishing touch. Since this type of wreath is created with a dried base (dried vines), you can also use dried flowers. This way this wreath can be displayed for a long time before needing to be replaced. If you don’t have the necessary materials or simply don’t want to make the base of the wreath yourself, you can purchase it already made and decorate it yourself with flowers and other accessories.

Fresh and green

If you prefer green leaf wreaths, you should select fresh or at least realistic-looking artificial flowers. Select the same colours you would use for any autumn bouquet, but instead of using a straw ribbon to top it off, you can use a more colourful ribbon. Since your autumn wreath is more green than brown, you can add a few pine cones for good measure. Red and orange berries are great for adding colour.

Keep in mind that if you choose to use fresh flower and plant material, your autumn wreath won’t last forever. However, if you want your flowers to last as long as possible, you can ask your florist to provide you with small plastic cylinders. These cylinders are filled with water and each is used to hold a single flower stem. They are usually used when transporting exotic flowers, but they can also help the flowers in your wreath last longer. Don’t forget that you will need to check the water levels daily, wash the cylinders and refill them with water if necessary.